Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Monday, December 18, 2006

Last Sundays Drawings

I want to begin to understand and be able to remember costumes and draapery.
It is like anatomy, there is some general costume and drapery anatomy to understand, and then the details of a memory can be worked out realistically.

It's a fun challenge. I'm going to try this in my figure drawing class and see how it works out...
  • take a short look
  • turn around
  • draw
  • return and compare memory to reality
I am meaning to do more watercolors. I suppose I need to do some marker sketches, and then come home and do some watercolors. The markers are so much easier to carry, and with some that have a brush-like tip, it isn't too far from watercolor. 

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Today's images

Here are some sketches with the marker. Some I did on the bus, or while waiting. The last two or three, I did from memory an hour or so later. They are primitive.

The last one was difficult working from memory. I saw two people at a midnight Hamburger Restaurant. I tried to remember them after getting home. The guy had such crazy dreadlocks... I guess that I didn't doo a very good job of analysing them in my mind before hand.

Boots.... boots... I have to practice drawing boots and shoes.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Charcoal Study

Here is a 30 minute charcoal study that I did last night. Sorry about the quality of the 4th shot.


What's with that paper anyhow? Maybe I am drawing on the wrong side: all those vertical lines... Sorry... I'm just on the 'art' drug lately... I'm fiendin' for a fix!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Sketchbook Stuff

Here is a drawing I did in class this week. A guy was coming around asking if I wanted to borrow a large sheet of paper as I was drawing happily in my sketchbook. I guess he thought I looked needy with my little sketchbook.

I am beginning some more anatomy studies.

I'm considering drawing such gestures as these last ones(exclusively) until I can turn them into something worthy. I don't know if that's the massochistic side of me? It could lake some time. Right now they are pretty feeble. Some of the last ones were copied from the Loomis book: Figure Drawing FAIW.

Saturday, December 9, 2006

Construction and pelvis studies

Construction and pelvis studies


These studies were fun to do. I think next time if I use washe to darken, I will embhasize the forms as opposed to the negative space. I think it would present better with the text notes.

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Sketching from the SoFA IIX

Here were some suggestions from a friend Chris Solarski:

"These pencil/drawings drawings I prefer to your marker drawings, without being able to describe why. They have more 'life' to them, whether that means anything to you! :)

I especially like the first and last drawings, in which you've captured an individual character and, it seems, done something more than just copy the model.

To push your drawings a little further I'd suggest thinking more about how you use light and shadow to describe form. You have done this to some extent. However, in the case of the last drawing, if you'd visualised the face as a simple cube and decided the light is coming from the viewers left, this would reinforce the feeling of form by establishing the side of her face as being in light and the front, in shadow.

I'd also recommend making more use of construction lines.
Great progress!"

Thanks CAS. I think I need to be in touch with making intelligent choices with light and shade as a tool rather than as a strict effect of nature, so that I can in choosing manupulate the form. It is a language that can tell one story or another with the very same form.

I think that I will try to use construction lines. All good suggestions!

Thanks again!

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Sketching from the SoFA VII

Now, to put the markers down for a bit, here are some drawings.

I did this a few weeks ago.
I loved drawing this model, and her pose.
She had a very interesting face.
Next is a series of gestures.

3min. study

10min. study

15min. study

15min. study