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October 17, 2008

This torso thing

I've had a thing for this certain torso gesture ever since working with a wonderful dancer called Ali, in London last century.

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Ive drawn and painted the twisting turning torso, one arm extended, one arm flexed, with the fingers under the influence of the superbly named Flexor Digitorum Profundus.

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UPDATE: here's one of the first large drawings I did, in 1986, using graphite in those days, it has the beginnings of the twisted torso gesture

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Posted by john at October 17, 2008 09:12 AM

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