Tonight’s model has modeled for the Tuesday Zoom sketching group several times. He is studying printmaking and usually poses at his studio table.
Every time I paint this particular model, I notice how his posture and focused gaze makes him look like he is thinking. Tonight he sat at an angle to his table. His back was straight, and he looked down pensively. It was an interesting pose, full of angles, foreshortening, highlights, and shadows, and was lots of fun to sketch. The best part, though, was his body language, and that is what I wanted to capture with this painting.