Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Charcoal Practice

Drawing from Artist's Guild Model

People drawing up at the Artist's Guild

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Fantasy Drawing

Drawn at drawing class. The costumes are the same as last time, but it's still fun drawing anyway.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Figure Drawing in Conte

I haven't ever used conté before. Here is my first attempt at it.

Standing 1

Standing 2


Tuesday, March 6, 2007


I like the above pose; perhaps I should do an actual drawing of it with a little more study of the weakest parts.
Anybody ever get somebody in the class who just doesn't like the model? Last night one of the guys in the class expressed afterwards how he absoloutely hated the male model. I was like... "yeah ok" at first, but he kept going on... and on... I think he wanted to kick the model in the teeth! There was another woman who didn't like a female model in the past. She expressed similar hate.

 I suppose seeing someone naked or on the model stand who you don't like , and having to draw them can just amplify your distaste. It reminds me of one time when I really disliked the poses that a particular male model was taking, and didn't really appreciate his features either. I just tried to abstract myself from the relationship, and simply draw the geometry and lighting. It removes you from the distaste (or lack of inspiration) you may feel, and makes a night that could be regrettable into a sort of experiment in seeing a thing differently.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Watercolor Sketch

Portrait of a young man (Billy) with beard

I was a bit sloppy here again... dag nubbit! I need to resist the habit of not paying attention to the form and going to fast. The lines on the pants, shoes and arms etc. have no authority nor clarity. They are too careless.
Drawing 2
Transportation Sketches

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

A portrait for today

Drawn on a too slanted board
After looking at my drawing for a bit, I realized that it was way off, and the front-to-back in comparison to the height was really quashed. Here is a drawing that I digitally corrected. I need to do some small construction sketches beside or pay attention to measurements. I can't believe I squashed it this much and it actually looked ok while I was drawing it.

Everyone loves their own ugly progeny... ;)

At least this one looks a little better with slightly corrected parallax errors.

Monday, February 26, 2007