Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Christmas composition

Some updated composition experiments attempts on the field day picture.  Previous thumbnails on this link.   Lluis would like to see some sort of story being told.  Good idea.  I will think about it.  Would like to keep working on this in different styles, mediums and mediums once we get the composition/story nailed down.


Memory gesture sketches and doodles from the TV.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Return to Spring Studio

Back to Spring Studio for a day of drawing.  Was tired and burnt out, but that's no excuse so we got an early morning train to NYC.  The shorter gesture poses felt the best.  I'm trying to gesture the same size on newsprint as I'll draw on better paper.  Started falling apart on longer poses.  Thinking was hard and got overwhelmed by details.  The portrait session was a disaster as I was floundering.  BUT, I got a GREAT lesson from the monitor Lyle Gertz.  Called me out on floundering and set be back on track.  Goals for the new year are values, composition and getting out of my own way.  Once again,  a great group of people there to draw.  And the day before Christmas no less.

Devolution below.  Keep moving forward.


Monday, November 13, 2017

Caricature Portrait from a Photo

This photo caught my eye.  Found her face and expression very interesting.  Decided to explore it.  Did some prep sketches, tried a longer "final," and lost some of the caricature.  Went back the next month for a 2nd try.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Co-worker carricature

Title says it all.  Tough one this time.

The "final."
 The "final," preparatory sketch.
 Inking experimentation.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

October Return

Caught some local figure drawing again.

 The extra little hairs were a terrible choice.  Too late to erase.  Would completely change the left side of the pony tail as well.  Over all for the first live portrait in a few months, I'm encouraged for the future.

 Thought making the arm darker would help make it pop.  It did the opposite. Should have shadowed the leg and back arm instead.