Friday, March 27, 2009

LOL! I was a model last night!

Okay, so we didn't have a pro model last night so the instructor asked if anyone would volunteer. A calssmate and I stepped up. These two are by my instructor and one of my classmates. "Drawing you without actually drawing any of 'you'..."

This one is the one I did of my classmate. I was really happy with how it turned out. The edges aren't as sharp as I would like, but it feels real and I think looks a lot like her. Again, drawing someone without actually drawing any of 'them'. Interesting format.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Studies of Feet

Homework...Ah you gotta love it. Studies in Feet. I was lucky that I had models, cause there was no way I was gonna draw my feet. That would have meant a little too much "artistic license" LOL

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Thursday's Skeleton part deux

The second half of the class I took to another perspective and this one went a lot smoother even though I wasn't able to get as much detail, I found that the proportion and scale was a lot easier in this sketch. I am really happy with this one.

Thursdays Skeleton

This was from last Thursday class, we didn't have a live model, but we did have a fairly dead one...The instructor postioned her, instead of just having her hang there (which is always better, am I right guys??) Anyway. I thought is was an interesting study. I was really working on my proportions. I found I really had to fight making the figure too wide, and even though I had to adjust the ribcage, like three times, I think I got it pretty good.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Catching up...Class last week

Sorry about the long delay, I missed a class and I came in late to this class a bit late and I am sorry I did, cause this model was AWESOME! He struck some incredible poses and his body was very chiseled and defined, so it was fun to draw. We were concentrating on foreshortening. I found it challenging and satisfying. I had been running late and I forgot all my materials except for my pencils. So all these sketches are in pencil.
I am really enjoying my class the teacher is not only an artist, but an Art History teacher, so we going over slides of the masters and I really love that. Rediscovering Carvaggio has been a joy.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Watchmen Saturday Morning Cartoon!!

I just found this site. Okay, there is a TONNE of Watchmen stuff on the web right now, but I found geek gold on this site. Ever wonder what The Watchmen would turn into if they were a network Saturday Morning Cartoon? These guys made it happen and it is some of the funniest stuff ever.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tuesday Class

Last night was great! We had an incredible model, he did some really amazing poses during the warm-up, I just wish he would have used those in our longer poses, but the guy isn't We we told to use shapes to find our poses, trying to fit the entire figure on the page, which I have to say, is a weakness. I start somewhere and misjudge the proportion and bam, the model is cut off at the kneecaps. LOL The first drawing was a 10 minute sketch, and I found lots of triangles with which to work. The bottom two was our 40 minute pose and the first was at 20 minutes and the last was at the end of the session.
Please, all critiques are welcome.