Thursday, May 29, 2014
I was happy with the balance of spontaneity and control the wash/pencil combination afforded. The drawing has detail, and a good range of values, but fresher and faster than all in pencil.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The top four studies are around 10 minutes each, the second-last 15 minutes and the bottom one 20, I believe.
All are on 18" square pieces of paper; the top four are Pitt pen on Canson Recycled Sketch sheets, and the lower two are water-soluble pencil and water-soluble graphite washes on 140 lb. Canson Montval watercolour paper.
In advance of that I was looking to post some promotional images of people in clothes on Facebook, and all I had were fast studies, from aerial sessions, Collective nights and Sketchys/Toons sessions.
In search of an extended study, I went over to the Arts and Letters club on the Wednesday morning, It is an ornate old building with a long arts history. They have back to back 2-hour sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays during the day (so 4 hours each day, with a lunch pause. It's open to non-members, and each 2-hour stretch is $10. Models work 2 to 3 weeks in the same pose(but different ones Wed & Fri.) and a lot of them - but not all- are clothed. Drawing happens up on the 3rd floor in a nice old room. If you go, you have to buzz the front door to be admitted, though.
This is a 1.5 hour study of Kit using water-soluble pencil and water-soluble graphite washes on 18 x 24 Canson Montval watercolour paper.
Monday, May 26, 2014
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Rebellion Gallery, farther east out on Eastern Avenue.)
These are, from the top, a 5-minute study and four 10-minute ones. All are done with Pitt calligraphy point pen on 18 x 24" sheets of Canson Recycled Sketch paper.
A reminder too that there is a 6-week Intro Life Drawing class starting at the TSA this Saturday, May 24, from 9:15 to 12:15 weekly. It is definitely running, and you can still sign up for it here.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The bottom-most image was a warmup drawing of the stage pre-drawing time. Did I mention that this Wed morning at the TSA there is a Perspective basics class starting that I'm teaching and that you can enroll for here? Those chairs wont draw themselves...
Monday, May 19, 2014
These studies are all Pitt pen on 18 x 24" sheets of Canson Recycled Sketch paper. The topmost one here is 15 minutes, and all the lower ones are 3 minutes above up through 5 minutes up to a couple of 10-minute ones at the bottom.
A reminder that there is a 6-week costume and clothing class starting this Thursday night, May 22 at the TSA, which you can enroll for here.