My sketchy life – equal opportunity nudes

It’s been called to my attention that while I post drawings of female nudes front and rear I don’t post male nude drawings full front.  

I am  so used to seeing women bare it all in the media that I don’t think twice about my female drawings.  I wonder if, deep down, I’m actually a prude?

Charcoal sketches

Charcoal sketches



Graphite pencil sketch


Graphite pencil sketch

Here’s to woman’s liberation and male, dare I say, penile picture poses!


16 comments on “My sketchy life – equal opportunity nudes

  1. I have created a lot of drawings in my days (sold one 20 minute female nude drawing for $800 in a silent auction). And I unapologetically always prefer the female model because they are enjoyable to draw (with their graceful lines, fleshing interiors, colorful intriguing facial features, and a wide variety of story telling opportunities). I also don’t find anything enjoyable in drawing the male body because it does not offer any of the above. Frankly, if I am going to spend time staring at a penis, I would much rather be playing with it!


      • Judy, I am relieved to hear you are not mad at me for being so frank. This morning I woke up and almost deleted the entry out of concern I had been too honest on your blog. But then,I decided to follow the example of artist, Beatrice Woods (a very gutsy woman who lived a very colorful long life, died at 105 in 1998): “My life is full of mistakes. They’re like pebbles that make a good road.”

        Here’s to our friendship!;-) 🎆🎇🎆🎇🎆🎇🎆🎇🎆🎇🎆🎇🎆


        • Jan,
          Oh my goodness my dear friend – I laughed out loud the first time I read your comment. I just haven’t had the energy to do anything on the computer that’s why it took so long for me to respond to all the comments. Now, when I read it to respond I laughed all over again!

          I saw Beatrice Woods at her home in Ojai. She was in her 90’s. She was “attended” by a very virile, very young man. She was dressed in full regalia and held “court” with the visitors – literally. She was quite a dame, in the best sense of the word.

          Love you!


  2. (oops – hit the post button too soon)
    You’ve captured the contrapposto of the two women perfectly – bodies twisted and balanced unevenly, so life like. The gestural lines everywhere add life and interest. No wonder you enjoy the classes so much.


  3. I’ve said it before: you are an amazing artist, Judy. Glad to see that you are still out there sketchin’.

    BTW, the Critique Group isn’t nearly as much fun without you.




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