Wednesday, July 4, 2012

2nd entry for June 17, 2012

I returned for part of the evening, where I found N-   was the model,  someone I hadn't drawn before.  These are a 1-minute study above, and three 20-minute studies. The gesture study is done with hard Nobel charcoal on an 18 x 24" sheet of bond paper.
The three longer studies are on 23 x 34" sheets of Durotone. The topmost one is on the Butcher White paper, while the lowest two are on their Extra White paper.  All of these are also done with hard Nobel charcoal.
A brief note on sourcing the materials I'm exploring. The Nobel charcoal is stocked at Deserres. Durotone paper is available from Aboveground Art Supplies, while the Maidstone paper I've been trying is from Woolfitt's art store. All of these are located in Toronto.

... I had a good start to the Summer term intro life drawing class on Tuesday night (July 3) There is still room in it for 2 or 3 more students, so anyone who would like 7 weeks of life drawing basics should contact the TSA. Details about the class are here.

People with a basic comfort level in figure drawing and some knowledge of perspective basics should check out the 3-day "Structural Bodies" workshop I'm offering July 23-25. This course gets people to analyse people specifically in terms of more basic geometric volumes (tubes, cones, spheres & blocks), and to relate those to perspective basics. If you feel your figure drawings are lacking in a sense of volume, or you find foreshortening challenging, this is a really good place to work on those aspects of figure drawing. You can get details about that course here.

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