Thursday, September 30, 2010

2nd Entry for Sept. 12, 2010

 These were 5-minute poses from that morning.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

1st entry for Sept 12, 2010


On the Sunday morning I got over to the TSA. D-   was working. These were some of the 1-minute poses that she started with.

2nd Entry for Sept. 10, 2010


These were a 5-minute and two 15-minute poses, which closed off my evening.  M- was as good as usual, but it took me 'til the latter half to get past drawing his head.

Monday, September 27, 2010

1st entry for Sept 10, 2010

On Friday I got back out drawing, and this time M-   was working.  These were some 5-minute and 10-minute studies.  As is often the case, I focused on his head to the point where no time was left to draw the rest of him.  His poses are very expressive, and I like to try to set them down, but his face does still trump that a bit for me.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

2nd Entry for Sept. 7, 2010

These poses were all in the 20-minute range. I feel the top one is quite strong.
On the standing pose, I once again ran out of room for legs. Additionally, I have reduced the size of the back of S-   's head in the drawing one of the pitfalls of drawing flat, as I usually choose to, i=s that the top part of the page can get distorted because it is that much farther away from me while working (and being viewed at a much more oblique angle, too.)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

1st entry for Sept 7, 2010

On Tuesday I made it out to Artists 25 - now that a class I taught on Tuesdays has finished, it is a drawing option again.
S-  , who is a new model, was working.  These are a 5-minute crouching pose above and two 10-minute poses below.  He is a very tall individual, and, like other tall people I've drawn, I found it hard at the distance I was at to get his whole figure on the page.  I liked how he used the stretch of his limbs in the more compressed short poses - they became quite abstract at times.

It was also one of the nights where my preferred large drawing boards had all been scooped up by others, so I had to make do with a piece of pegboard for a backing. in the standing sketch you can see that the dot pattern of the pegboard did impart a subtle pattern to the shading.

6th Entry for Sept. 5, 2010

These were 15-minute poses that ended the evening for me.

5th Entry for Sept. 5, 2010

After a longer break, we continued with a few more 1-minute poses.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

3rd Entry for Sept. 5, 2010

I got back for the evening drawing session as well.  S-   was there, and these are a couple of 1-minute poses and a 5-minute one that she did.

2nd Entry for Sept. 5, 2010

These are all in the 15-minute range. I spent quite a bit of time focussing on C- 's expression, with varying degrees of success. The standing back view is particularly strong, I feel.

1st entry for Sept 5, 2010

(Well, it's getting time to pick up the posting pace, I see...)
On the Sunday I once again rose to go drawing, and headed over to the TSA. I found it was C- working. These studies are all in the 10-minute range.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

2nd Entry for Aug. 31, 2010

Below is a 15-minute study, above are two 20-minute ones from that evening. Overall, it wasn't one of my stronger drawing nights, but a enjoyable challenge, as always.

Monday, September 20, 2010

1st entry for Aug 31, 2010

On the Tuesday I went over to Artists 25, where I hadn't been for a few months. S- was there that night, and these are a couple of 5-minute studies and a 10-minute one.

Friday, September 17, 2010

4th Entry for Aug. 29, 2010

I stayed for part of the afternoon as well. The study below was the last short one I did that morning (about 20 mins) and the one above is on Japanese paper, and was about 1 hr and 30 mins of time spent drawing.

If there is anyone wanting to learn about life drawing, or many other areas of the visual arts, 12-week fall classes are starting this week at the Toronto School of Art. I teach life drawing and portraiture there, on Wednesdays and Saturday mornings. You can find out about all the TSA course offerings here.

Also, I won't be showing figure studies, but I have drawings on display today (Sept 19th) - in Trinity-Bellwoods park, at the Queen West Art Crawl.
You can find out more about the event in general here.

To get a taste of some of the work I'm showing there, check here.