Thursday, August 13, 2009

Nude Male Ink Sketch - Side Pose

Pen and ink on paper - 8" x 10 1/2" (SOLD)

Here's a recent sketch I did from a live model.

I'm really pleased with the way this nude turned out! The figure is off to the side and yet I like that the male's shadow dominates the center of the drawing.

The lively, rough lines help pump some energy into the piece too.

Subtle, strong, and soft-looking all at the same time. Love that!


Manon said...

Great work Dean!
The first live model class i had was when I was 17. I spent three classes drawing his face because I was mortified. On the fourth day the teacher told me to start venturing out..... i!

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Hi Dean, great sketch, a very spontaneous work! Love it too!

Dean Grey said...


Isn't it great to venture out? LOL





I appreciate hearing from you two!


Meeko Fabulous said...

There's so much strength in this sketch. Nudes in general are always so beautiful to admire. Btw, I like your new profile picture! ;)

Doomed But Cheerful! said...

"So then we went fishing, and we caught this fish. It was thiiiiiiis big ..."

Isn't it amazing what models can prattle on about when they are nervous?!

I like the sense of strength you have portrayed here.

Kathleen Coy said...

Great composition Dean, I love the way the lines of the shadow lead to the figure. Wonderful job on this piece!

Oh, and I really like your new profile photo, btw. Your eyes look mysterious and powerful, but you also look very approachable and kind. You're such a cutie! :-)

The Painted Nest said...

Hi Dean !!! I love this !!! Isn't the human form just BEAUTIFUL !! ~~~~~~Deborah

Tracey Clarke said...

Great drawing, the inclusion of the shadow.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dean! I love this sketch, the way you capture the muscle in the body is outstanding! Btw...your new profile pic? Hello hot stuff!!! :)

Dean Grey said...


Nudes are some of my favorite works to create! The human form is a work of art in itself!


Doomed But Cheerful!

Why do I get the feeling you're alluding to something else in your comment? LOL






I agree with you 100%! The human body is indeed beautiful!



Glad you like it!



I appreciate it!


Thanks to everyone for sharing their opinions with me!

And additional thanks for the kind comments about my new profile picture!!


suzanneberry said...

dean, this is an amazing drawing! i love the treatment of pen and ink! beautifully done and very strong! best, suz

Ces Adorio said...

I almost believed you when you said you discovered uranium, of course you probably did it before you were born. Hahahah! Yes! people read those things especially if they visit you for the first time. Oh I love this realistic drawing. You are such a generous artist! I am sure the model was pleased!

Mary said...

Dean, I found your blog through your comment on Suzanne Berry's--and have enjoyed browsing through so very much! You are an amazingly creative person in thought, vision, and living your life. The power and person/shadow composition in this piece are terrific, and your beautiful uglies are a delight. Clearly, even though you sometimes feel uninspired and unproductive at times (don't we all !?!), new insights keep bubbling up anyway. All that and quantum physics, too--wow, a true renaissance man.

Dean Grey said...


That means a lot coming from you!



Ha ha, fooled you!

Thanks for stopping by!



Thank you for the kind words!!

I'm glad you found my blog!


I appreciate hearing from you three!


Gwen Bell said...

You did such an amazing job on this, Dean. Like the way you did some areas quicker than others. The detail to the shape of shadow under his arm and connecting chest muscle is particularly well done. Love that you left the shadow.

Dean Grey said...


Thanks for the detailed compliments!

Usually for sketches I like certain areas to dominate instead of others, as you noticed.

I love that I left the shadow too!


Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I like
1) your new photo
2) this beautifully composed drawing
and 3) that you're DOING stuff. Don't let being out of work (temporarily) freeze you. Make a schedule for yourself every day and just DO it. Keep your eyes and ears open, and you'll find good things.
Peace, Dean

Dean Grey said...


I'm glad you like.....

1. My latest profile picture.
2. This particular ink sketch.
3. And that I'm keeping busy and doing things.

Making a schedule is one thing....having the desire and motivation to stick to it is a whole other story!

I will try though!


Paula Villanova said...

This is beautiful Dean...

Dean Grey said...

Thanks, Paula, I appreciate it!