Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Open life drawing pictures.

I've been drawing at the open life drawing sessions every week, and I'll just say that I was way out of practice. I noticed a lot of lost dexterity and lack of patience in my drawings starting out. But the last two sessions have gone a lot better. I've been trying to work on nailing down proportions, good line weight and value variation, accurate musculature, and accurate values. Most of the poses have been pretty short, rarely over 30 minutes so the value studies are a little harder to come by.

This was an hour pose from last week. There are a few good things going on, but I don't think the value really strengthened the drawing at all. In some areas it makes the forms confusing.

These two are from last week as well. One is a 10 minute pose and the other was 15 or 20.

Here I was just playing around during the 5 minute warm up drawings. All were done in 5 min. except the bottom facial study which was 10.

20 min. pose

30 min. pose

This last one was 45 minutes.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Digital life drawing!

So I decided to take my Wacom to one of the open life drawing sessions here at Stout. I was doing mostly conte on paper drawings all night, but for the last hour or so, after much frustration with the traditional media, I decided to go digital. Each of the above are 5 minutes poses. There are a few things I like about them, but I'm definitely still feeling out the Wacom. Much to learn...

Monday, September 7, 2009

By far the most glorious mustache known to man...

It's so beautiful.

This was a sketch of my summer roommate Dani. She asked me to draw her sometime this summer, and I told her I would do it, but it wouldn't be pretty. I can't wait to show it to her.

Another recent development for me was a little inkage. It took me 4 years to learn to be impulsive.

And lastly, another summer at Valleyfair has come to a close. It was a great season out there. As usual, it was truly a pleasure to work with some amazing artists. These were a few customers that I snapped pictures of on my last day. I was trying not to hold back, but also trying to nail at least one 100% likeness. I think I came close on one or two of them, but there's lots of room for improvements.