Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Above are three 5-minute studies, and below are two 10-minute ones.
For any of you looking for art instruction, the Toronto School of Art's fall term is beginning in a couple of weeks. I teach introductory life drawing Saturday mornings (course # 902) and Intermediate life drawing on Wednesday nights (course # 832). You can get more details here.
Just after a soul-nourishing trip to Montreal and just before a week of teaching art anatomy, I went over to the TSA for the morning. H- was working , and it was the first time I had met him.
At top is a 5-minute study, then a 10-minute one and two 15-minute studies at the bottom. All of these are done with hard compressed charcoal on 18 x 24" sheets of cartridge paper.
Monday, August 29, 2011
These studies of S- in her final costume change are, from the top, two 5-minute ones, then a 10-minute and a 15-minute study, plus a 5-minute one to wrap up.The shiny fabrics were a good challenge as well.
All of these are done with hard compressed charcoal on 18 x 24" sheets of cartridge paper.
S- returned from a break with stripes and straps a-plenty, which was fun to try to set down.
At top is a 5-minute study, then two 10-minute ones, followed by a 5-minute one at the bottom that I continued to work on during the next break.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
These are 5-minute studies as well, though the shading and chair details in the lowest one continued on through a break. These are the same charcoal/paper combination.
Some of the performers who work at the Dr. Sketchy's sessions are not the strongest at sustaining their poses. They are interesting performers with remarkable and challenging ensembles, and I take their wobbliness as part of the challenge of the whole package. S- was very good at holding a pose, though, which helps the drawing process.
These are a (generous) 1-minute study at the top, and two 5-minute ones below. S- is an award-winner at pole-dancing, and it showed in her muscle development, particularly in her arms.
All these are also done with hard compressed charcoal on 18 x 24" cartridge paper.
I was back at the Cameron House for the Dr Sketchy's session on the Monday night. S- was working that night. Prior to the start of the session, I was assiduously sharpening multiple pieces of charcoal and warming up. Because I am a fairly unknown quantity there, it struck me that it would be amusing to have someone go through that whole preparatory process and then draw the most untutored kid-style drawing. So for the first three 1-minute poses I worked on stick figures.
After that I swung back into more standard gesture studies. It took the first couple to get into my proper drawing groove.
These are all done with hard compressed charcoal on 18 x 24" sheets of cartridge paper.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
On the Sunday afternoon, I got in for part of the drawing session. C- was working then. These are all roughly 20-minute studies, done with hard compressed charcoal on cartridge paper.
Friday, August 26, 2011
While I was drawing on the Thursday, I discovered a graphite drawing on Japanese paper that had been sitting in the roll of paper that i use for padding. It was a 20-minute study of D- from earlier in the year that got overlooked. So this seems a good time to include it.