Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sunday Pose at Phil Perschbacher Studio

This was drawn on a new pad of Canson Vellum surface sheets in a 19" x 24" pad. I think that I need to do some preparatory work in pencil before going to ink, in order to get the proportions generally better. It might not hurt me  at all to spend the first 20 minute segment of any session just breaking down the proportions of the pose. I am generally averse at times to such concentrated measurement. However, sloppy measurement  allows me to focus on planning for something of a finished work at a future unspecified time, but to not be in the present moment. I think it would be preferable to be as present as possible so as to allow future time for future considerations. In many cases there is a lack of such time at all, so the present moment is the best.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

iPad Portrait sketch

This is an iPad drawing using a previous sketch as reference.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Quick Figure Drawing Session

This is a series of drawings which I have started using velum as a surface. I actually like it quite well at the moment. It gives clean lines which some may see as a bit cosmetic, but I find I can also scribble and build up tone on it too.

The first reminds me that perhaps I should not go into a drawing session not warmed up. It is like a form of decompression from the day in which the days pent-up pressure, restriction, constriction, and tight focus slowly comes unwound.

But to be warmed up for the first drawing is to be ready to maximize the use of the model and the time given. Then, intent is more focused and  fewer lines are wasted.

Drawing 1 - 20min

Over a session, straight, clean but lethargic lines and a desire to capture some edge or shape seem become over-thought or misdirected. Then like the day's compromises, they are thrown off. What is disconnected becomes then recombined, whole simple and centered.

This is parallel to the disrobing of the figure which also bears little pretense but is what it is much more plainly.

Drawing 2 - 20min

Drawing 3 - 20min