I have been waiting for this day ever since I started this blog a few months ago. It is my pleasure and honor to post a drawing by a gifted New York artist; my friend Jean Marcellino. Creative and dedicated, Jean produces some of the most stunning and exquisite figure drawings I’ve ever seen. Not only are her creations skillfully executed, but they are, in my opinion, deeply sensual and moody. And very elegant.
Jean works regularly with some of the best models in the city. She respects us a great deal, and her appreciation of the models is evident in her work. We are human to her, not merely stuffed dolls (as we are mistakenly regarded by some). I like to think that, if many years from now, someone wanted to know who the popular New York art models were during our time, they could look at a monograph of Jean Marcellino’s drawings and see us all! Each captured as the complex, distinct individuals we are. Posing for her is always a very rewarding experience.
Jean’s website is in my blogroll, but even better is the Barebrush site, where many of Jean’s more recent works can be viewed.
I’m proud to post this drawing of me, created by Jean just last Friday morning during the long pose session at Spring Studios. What she does with light and tone never ceases to amaze: