Life DrawingThe Art of Joel Fletcher

Here is a selection of drawings from a live figure model, which were created during art workshops at Disney between 1997 and 2000. The challenge is to quickly capture the spirit of the pose, as the model only holds it for a short time. Most of these sketches took between 5 and 15 minutes to complete. Four portrait paintings from life are also included in this group. You can click on an image to view it in larger size.

You might also be interested in my collection of Recent Figure Sketches!

  • Renaissance woman portrait.

    Renaissance woman 3 hour portrait

  • Ballerina quick portrait painting.

    Ballerina 3 hour portrait painting

  • Girl with flowers quick painting.

    Girl with flowers 3 hour painting.

  • Spanish woman portrait.

    Spanish woman 3 hour portrait

  • Nude girl life drawing side view.

    Nude woman side view

  • Figure drawing of girl with crossed arms.

    Girl with crossed arms.

  • Girl arranging hair figure drawing.

    Girl arranging hair

  • Standing Arabian man life sketch.

    Standing Arabian man

  • Back view of sitting woman figure drawing.

    Back view of sitting woman

  • Girl thinking nude life drawing.

    Girl thinking

  • Marilyn Monroe standing rear view drawing.

    Marilyn Monroe standing rear view

  • Marilyn Monroe rear view life drawing.

    Marilyn Monroe seated rear view

  • Seated woman figure drawing.

    Seated woman figure drawing

  • Standing nude figure sketch.

    Standing nude

  • Reclining nude woman life drawing.

    Reclining woman

  • Woman leaning nude figure drawing.

    Woman leaning

  • Flamenco dancer gesture sketch.

    Flamenco dancer gesture sketch

  • Sitting flamenco dancer life drawing.

    Sitting flamenco dancer

  • Egyptian guard figure study.

    Egyptian guard

  • Nude woman on chair.

    Woman on chair

  • Drawing of an artist model.

    Artist model