Thoughts on sketching

Posted in Adele Todd by Adele Todd on November 21, 2007


A friend recently sent me an image that I had done several years ago. It is a simple sketch of a naked man. I found the photograph in a book and I was so pleased with the sharpness of the muscle definition in the form that I sharpened my pencil very well between shading and enjoyed drawing it. It has not been often that I can say a photograph has moved me to do that. Usually drawing from photography looks like ‘drawing from photography,’ there is a sense of arrested posing and sometimes even flatness in the look of a drawing or painting that uses photography as its reference point. So I am not inclined to work that way. Yet there are times when a photograph is all that you can get. In my instance, it was a fun doodle to do, to keep my hand in pencil sketching.

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  1. amber said, on February 20, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    some things just should not be put on the internet

  2. sally said, on February 24, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    I agree, what if a kid got on here and saw that

  3. Priscilla E. Brigham [future Mrs. Lucier] said, on March 3, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    it’s called art people. if you cant enjoy it then dont bother leaving a comment putting it down. i give props to the arist. good job.
    [i’m 14 by the way :p]

  4. bunny said, on May 24, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    this drawing is one of the best i really like all the dealail that u put in it
    if u can could u seen me some pics on my email []
    my nick name is bunny please and thanxs

  5. Jenna said, on February 19, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    who cares if its on the net. whys a little kid looking up naked drawings anyways. its art, its beautiful.

  6. Anonymous said, on November 17, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    You guys are rediculous. Are you going to keep your children from looking at other boys/men in changing rooms at swimming pools and the likes. Where does it end? It’s not porno, just a naked man. Get over it and get with the times.

  7. Anonymous said, on March 14, 2011 at 10:37 am


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