73 Action Analysis Class I
The action is the thing here. There is absolutely no sense in trying to get a likeness, that is, a cosmetic likeness or a personality likeness — the essence of femininity, yes, the essence of a coy or seductive pose, yes.
Don’t be shackled by the model. If the model is short and you want to draw a tall girl then draw a tall girl. If the model’s hair is short and you want long hair then draw long hair. If the model strikes a pose you think you could improve by altering a little here or there then do it on your drawing.
Take a moment before you start to see the pose. Feel yourself and experience the pose subconsciously. Actually feel the tension of a reach, the folding up sensation of a squash; feel the pressure on the ...