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.