Saturday, April 29, 2017

Even MORE life drawrin'

New model this weekend.  Last time he'll be joining us.  He was very "excited," to be nude in front of people.  Again, better parts and fell apart when trying to "finish," a drawing from a live model in under an hour.  My wife says what I'm trying to do is almost impossible.  Great finished drawings are RARELY done in the moment, live, in a short amount of time.  The longer studies are really paying off in regards to more confident gestures.  Still playing with the conte sanguine.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

More Life Drawing

A new model this weekend.  We've worked with her before at work, but first time at the local session.
Tried to go big and fancy in only 30 mins.  Failed.  The shorter loose sketches on newsprint came out much better.  Live and learn.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Big Faces from Photos

Playnig with Conte Crayon on 24" or so newsprint from photos.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Mid April Caricature

Another Caricature of a co-worker.  This time going for pastel pencil on toned paper.  Reference from photos.  Final size about 5.5x8.5 inches.  A long term goal is go work larger, as of now I'm much more comfortable working smaller.


The final "approved," sketch.
Below is the process to get here, from latest, to first exploration:

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Early April Life Drawring

Back to the live model on he weekend.  Playing with Conte Sanguine.  I like it's slighty firmer feel than carb-othelo and it classical look.  Fun to pretend we're in the renaissance.  I also like the look of it on the strathmore toned grey paper.  Values change depending on the angle one views the drawing.  It probably distracts me from the real problems going on with the image.

Smaller warm up drawings and a larger long pose again.  Trying to compose on a page and make sure to get the hands feet and head/face.  Always a challenge.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

April Foolery

Rough start to this month.  Drew from the live model again over the weekend, tried a large final with some thumbnail planning, and everything just fell apart.  Trying to do too much in too little time, and I just don't know enough yet for quick, confident drawing.  Drawing this large is also a major adjustment.  18x24 or so.  Have been used to drawing 1/4 that size for years now.  Moving forward.

 Thumbnail planning: