Friday, November 28, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The second from the bottom is water-soluble graphite and Artgraf washes on an 18 x 24" sheet of Canson Montval watercolour paper. The value range and handling is starting to remind me here of some of the conte on newsprint studies that I was doing in the first couple of years that this blog has been running. (But now with more solid and substantially longer-lasting materials)
I stayed on for the afternoon 2-hour pose, which generated the bottom image. Karen sitting was a fairly static and generic-looking situation, so I decided to try a close-cropped composition, and focus a bit more on the character of her particular skin texture.
It is also water-soluble graphite and Artgraf washes on an 18 x 24" sheet of Canson Montval paper.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The session was maybe a little too loose in organization, and Lara was figuring out what to do on the fly. I was reticent to give instructions, as I didn't want to get all usurpy on the person in charge, and I am personally curious as to what a less experienced model will choose to do, as they haven't settled into any sort of repetoire.
It wasn't one of my stronger drawing nights either, but I did get a free jello shot courtesy of the bar, who sent a bunch back for the drawers, as an apology for opening late.
I believe this was the last of the Cafe May drawing sessions, which have since been discontinued.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Both are water-soluble graphite pencils and Artgraf washes on 18 x 24" Canson Montval watercolour paper. the top one has had additional working with regular graphite afterwards.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
I like aspects of the more tonal space and the more stark space. Something between these might be interesting - as might be a diptych.
Maria's face did not come off so well though,nor did the hand on the left. I realize I need to revisit some of the verticals in the room, too.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
The top three are water-soluble graphite on Canson Montval watercolour paper, and the lowest one is Pitt pen on Strathmore Series 300 paper.
I feel it was only at the end of the evening that I was getting on track. There are bits of okay work in these, but overall it was not a strong night. Some nights are like that. I always enjoy being in the process, but I do notice in myself how not being as regularly immersed impacts on how loose, confident and sure I can be.
My pens were a bit dry, and the Strathmore I found a less receptive surface, so the drawing was a bit more of a wrestle than sometimes, and I was not finding my working groove easily that night.
Not that some wrestling to wed line with paper is a bad thing, per se - it does add to the focus challenge of the drawing.