Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
On the Tuesday night at Artists 25, there was a new model, M- working. Say what you will about the place, it does give a first chance ( or an early chance) to a wide range of people to try modelling for a drawing session.
Above is a 5-minute study and below are two 10-minute ones. All are done with graphite on 18 x 24" cartridge paper.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
At top is another 10-minute and 15-minute study on 18 x 24" cartridge paper.
Below are a 20-minute and a 25-minute study on two types of Japanese paper, both around 18 x 24". The lower one has been reworked a bit in the studio afterwards.
On the Monday, I got out (a little late...) to a drawing session I hadn't been to before, at the Ralph Thornton Community Centre on the east side of downtown.
S- was working, and these are a 5-minute studies at top, two 10-minute ones and a 15-minute study at the bottom, all done with 9B graphite on 18 x 24" cartridge paper.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Above is a 5-minute study, and below two 10-minute ones, all done with graphite on 18 x 24" cartridge paper.
These were done on the Friday, when I was over at the TSA. Z- (not my sweetheart,) was working.
That is one of the hitches of using just an initial to identify people. For the model's benefit, I don't use full names, since some wish to keep their work less public. And there is a level of `plausible deniability' in drawn or painted images - unless someone has a distinctive piercing or tattoo, drawings do not tend to be quite as `indisputable' photographs.
I know too, that for most - if not all of the people that I draw, these are non-issues; they support the art made from their image, or like the attention, or have made peace with their body's image being in the public sphere. But for the benefit of those that are more reluctant, I am sticking with the first initial designator for everyone for the time being. That way, the people who want to stay less identified are not spotlighted by being the nameless ones.
Anyways - how often is it that there are two women with the initial Z working a day apart...
Monday, March 21, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
On the Thursday night I worked with Z- , my sweetheart, at the studio on the beginnings of a project that may come to fruition later. But in getting warmed up, we did a bunch of 1-minute studies, and these were some of her (really dynamic) gesture poses.