Thursday, May 19, 2011

Figure drawing practice

Joined a figure drawing class tonight at Williams College. It's been 7 years since I've drawn the figure from life. Great practice for me. The figure forces me out of my tedious attention to detail and tight painting to seeing the "object" as a whole solid mass or a landscape with diverse terrain. Poses were 6 min. and 10 min. in duration. These sketches are on 24"x36" newsprint in charcoal.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

HSV Gardener

A friend of mine is a professional photographer. I originally, with the approval of his, wanted to do an oil painting of his photograph. It ended up being a drawing instead. There is something illustrative about this drawing/photograph that I love. Thanks Ben for the lovely composed, inspiring subject matter. This was great exercise today. Forgot how much fun drawing with charcoal is. This is an 8"x10" charcoal on watercolor paper.