Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Patrick Torso

Another one of my early drawing sessions (I think my first actually). You can see me shying away from completing the whole figure in the profile view. I've been challenging myself more - when the body is completely elongated in a standing or laying pose - to complete the entire figure.

I think one of my stronger areas is foreshortening. The muscle mass on the torso provides a lot of visual clues and a lot of overlapping markers that I find much easier to draw then stretched out figures.

Kieth's foot and butt

Most of these drawings are from a weekly drawing group I attend. This was one of my first times going, and I was focused a lot on keeping the lines fine and delicate. The result was a good back shot of Kieth. I also got frustrated with one drawing and so I focused on Kieth's foot. I think both worked out well.

Mike In Black and Red

Mike was a good model, with a really good physique. I was switching between red chalk and black chalk. The black was a little tougher and more aggressive and I got frustrated and started smudging it. Which I think is cheating a little bit, because it introduces a whole bunch of new values that are much much more difficult to achieve with just the chalk alone.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Two More of Edward

Two more of Edward. I tend to have trouble with elongated poses: where the model is standing or laying flat out. I'm much better at compact and complicated's easier to hide mistakes...

I rather like the back picture of here. It's very loose and fluid, and although I didn't get the whole body on the paper the gesture and thrust of the body carries through.

Two of Don

Here are two drawings I did of Don last fall. I'm not sure that I love either one. I think the lighter is a little too loose, and in the second I got lost in the shading and didnt pay attention to his anatomy. Oh and learn.

Best so far

I think this is my favorite drawing so far. Edward had a great body, and was able to strike a beautiful classical pose (and hold it!) Very reminiscent of the sculpture "The Barberini Faun".

I'm still working on tweaking the color balance when I scan/photograph these in. The grey band along the bottom of the image is from Tim's scanner, which is smaller than my drawing pad.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Up Up And Away

Since Homestead just cannot be bothered to make their software Mac compatible I've decided to look elsewhere to upload/store/share my figure drawing works. This is it. Woo.