|Figure Study, oil pastel, 11" X 9", 2014|
Another has perfected what appear to be very stressful stances. By focusing on not so obvious stress points he can hold poses like the one below for a half hour or longer. Beyond pushing the models physical limits these poses also challenge the comfort zones of the artists trying to capture them.
|Figure study, oil pastel on toned paper, 9" X 10 1/2", 2014|
Achieving a dynamic pose doesn't have to involve ropes and straining muscles. Just a simple twist or turn can create subtle but effective tension.
|Nude Study, oil on canvas, 9" X 12", 2013|