Friday, December 29, 2006

Society of Illustrators - Jazz Sketch - 12.19.06

The last Tuesday night of 2006 at the SoI. Martina and Julie modeling. Great time.

detail: (used some chalk for some highlights)

The Drawing Studio - 12.17.06

Another crazy Sunday at the Drawing Studio. I was up early and had to take the train out because my ride (Lynne Foster) was out of town. I also had to "babysit" Lynne's son, Guy, which wasn't as bad as i thought it would be. We met up with David Hollenbach and Doug Cowan along the way and made it out to Jeff's on time for a change. Most of my drawings sucked until i got some caffeine in me.

these two were done with a piece of charcoal taped to a 5-foot stick which i held tight against my shoulder. This forced me to slow down when drawing and use my whole body in the process. moving along with the stick constantly changes your vantage point on the model which, along with less control over your medium, creates some interesting abstractions.

i'm finally starting to get the whole "5-lbs of Bologna" exercise down.

and the "Bug's Eye"

Haven Arts - Figure Drawing - 12.14.06

Haven Arts:

Society of Illustrators - Jazz Sketch - 12.12.06

Another Tuesday night at the SoI.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Drawing Studio - 12.10.06

Another Sunday at the Drawing Studio. The model was a beautiful yoga instructor so she was able to get into interesting and dynamic poses and hold them for a long time. Plus she has a thing for mythology so she "loosely" based a few of her poses on the Greek legends.

drawn with my left hand.

I really paid extra attention to the graphic elements and the composition they create in this one. Unfortunately, I lost that when i moved to the hips and legs.

two more "bologna" exercises. I still don't have it but i'm getting better at it.

drawing with both hands at the same time on this one.


two failed attempts at the "Bug's Eye" exercise.