Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Live Model Figure Drawings

These were two quick sketches from my last figure drawing class. I liked them better than the final drawing I did on the long pose. The top one was a 5 minute pose and the bottom one was a 15 minute pose. Charcoal on newsprint.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Live Model Drawings

Compressed charcoal on newsprint.

Monday, October 17, 2011

My teacher has got me using a thin wooden stick to measure against the live models. For the past few years, I've just been focusing on the separations of light and dark, so this new (old) technique has almost stopped me in my tracks. I've been spending most of my time trying to get accurate measurements and have everything fit into "boxes". It's frustrating, but I guess it's a matter of taking a few steps back to hopefully make a giant leap forward. I think I've got the basic gist of what I'm supposed to do with the stick and I'm hoping I can gradually incorporate it into my light/shadow method.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Copic Drawings

Warm and Cool Gray Copics with Pitt and Pental Pens. The Copic images look a bit fuzzy until you click on them (on my computer at least).

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Copic Marker Illustration

Graphite, Warm Gray Copics, Brush Pen, Pitt Pens. Her hair accidentally got cropped off the bottom of the scan and the brownish, Warm Gray Copics seemed to shift toward green when scanned. Maybe I'll try snapping a photo.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Live Model Drawing

Charcoal on newsprint. 45 minute pose.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Live Model Drawings

Charcoal on newsprint. The top one was 20+ minutes and the bottom one (ahem) was about 45 minutes.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Copic Markers, Pitt Pens, Graphite.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Live Model Drawings

Compressed charcoal on newsprint.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Various Live Model Drawings

I took a clearer photo of my bottle green nupastel drawing, directly above. The drawing at the very top was done with charcoal and the two below it were done with conte. I'm trying to give charcoal a try. It seems to have a more "realistic" tone and it's easier to erase, but the drawing almost disappears when I buff it out so I have to be a lot more careful at that stage. I'll stick with it for a little while, but I may end up going back to the conte.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Live Model Drawing

This picture was taken with my friend's cell camera so it's a little fuzzy. This was my first attempt at drawing with "Bottle Green" Nupastel on charcoal paper. I think this was about an hour and forty minutes of drawing time.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Live model drawings

I think the top two were about 40-60 minute poses and the bottom one was almost two hours.