Saturday, December 31, 2016

Now try with a lady

Same size as before, charcoal paper, vine charcoal, maybe a little generals compressed charcoal pencil to finish it up.  Let's try a lady and landscape this time.  Having fun, starting to feel more familiar with the materials, my composition is still POO as her head is way to near the top.  Even with practice thumbnails, this is where we are.


Friday, December 30, 2016

Try it AGAIN

Going a little smaller with a different paper, real charcoal paper this time instead of bristol, and, doing a planning thumbnail.


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Applying What We've Learned

Trying the orange under-drawing and charcoal process we've learned from Mr. Fowkes on a smaller figure drawing.  That's how we learn.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Nathan Fowkes #2

Trying it again today.  I'm working on cheap newsprint so I don't waste good paper yet.  Not able to pull out the high-lites like Mr. Fowkes can.  I have no sense of value, drawing this large, or using charcoal.  Overwhelming in all there is too learn.


Monday, December 26, 2016

2017 Arting Goals

Refocusing the practice efforts for 2017:  We've developed the habit of drawing every day, even up to 60 mins a day now, but we're just filling up pages with floating heads and torsos.  The goal for 2017, starting now, is to try and do one "finished," drawing a week.  It can be a figure drawing, portrait, master copy, caricature or inked illustration.  The drawing has to be with purpose and try to be composed on a page.  We'll start the year off by drawing along with a great demo by Nathan Fowkes.  http://artschoolvideos.com/course/portrait-drawing-in-charcoal-full-demo/


Monday, October 31, 2016

Inktober 28-30

"Wreck."



"Surprise!"



"Burn."





Thursday, October 27, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Inktober 24-25

"Tired."


"One Dozen."

Inktober 24-25

"Tired."


"One Dozen."

Monday, October 24, 2016

Inktober 21-23

"Slow."









"Little."









"Big."






Thursday, October 20, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Inktober - 013 - 016

"Wet."




"Relax."







"Tree."











"Scared."

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Inktober - 009

"Broken."



Not really the theme, but this is the drawing I had for this day.  Tried to capture the expression of a friend as he watched his soon to be wife walk down the isle.