Saturday, February 23, 2013
On the Tuesday I got over to Toons on Tap's bi-weekly session. This week it was super-hero with gender twist. The self-professed `filthiest drag queen' Daytona Bitch' posed as She-Ra, Princess of Power.
I didn't find the filth level that high, but it was a lot of fun. These are 5-min studies done with hard compressed charcoal on 18 x 24" sheets of Canson XL Drawing Paper.
As usual, the costuming/props were very good. From the front, her headdress was reminding me of the Jack Kirby headgear in my favourite childhood comics, so it was fun to try to set that down.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
It may sound hokey, but as I was drawing these I was internally exhorting myself to "not fear the pen", and to just trust in the potential of what came out. Lately I feel I've also begun to gain a better grasp on a couple of facial details that are making it easier to choose which are key details with motr confidence.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Something was in the end troubling me about the proportions, and this image has had the head reduced about10% - it just looked a little big on her body. Once again the shadow patterns on the white wall were interesting, and I liked the interplay of positive/negative spaces produced between her and the chair she was sitting on.
The Project:Art sessions are a continuation of some of the former TSA Thursday/Friday night life drawing groups. You can see more about that and get directions if you wish to go here.
There are short poses from 7-10 Thursday; a long pose Fridays, same time.
On the Tuesday I got a bit more drawing in. Tanya was at Artists 25 that night. The top two studies are 10 minutes each, both with Sakura Graphic marker over ball point pen on 18 x 24" sheets of Canson Recycled Sketch paper.
The lower three are roughly 20 minutes each, with hard compressed charcoal on 22 x 30" sheets of 90 lb Maidstone rag paper.