Tuesday, August 7, 2012

HMoA Drawing Class - 08/06/12 - Quantae

I went to the drawing class at Honolulu Art Academy this yesterday.

There was a male model there, which is unusual. He apparently is a professional artist model from San Fransisco.  

He managed to put a lot of emotion in his poses. He also would do neat things with his hands, splaying them out or holding objects. Generally, he knew what he was doing.

Funny story of the night. The guy next to me in the pose above drew a batman costume on the guy. After the pose the model came over and commented that he modeled for the cover of a batman comic.

The top is my favorite of the group from yesterday. It is 2 two minute gestures with a 20 minute sketch on the right. I think all three poses look good and there is still a lot of the gesture in the 20 minute drawing.

This is the two five minute poses and five gestures behind. I have been struggling with these five minute poses in the other weeks because I am unfamiliar with drawing in this amount of time. I decided to approach them like two prolonged gestures. I really like the gesture on the right.

This is 5 two minute poses with a ten minute pose on top of it. Again 10 minute drawings are unfamiliar to me. However I tried to do just a prolonged gesture. I am kind of happy with the end result. The 6 drawings have a nice flow and movement between them.

This was a rough pose. The foreshortened leg on the chair gave me lots of problems. However the Burnt Sienna looks so vibrant on the blue background.

I am really happy with this drawing. This was the last of the 20 minute poses for the night. This drawing has a great feeling to it. I moved to the floor on this pose to get a little foreshortening.

This life drawing class is on Monday at 7PM. It is located at the The Honolulu Museum of Art School, formerly the Academy Art Center at Linekona. There is a 10 dollar class fee.

"All creative art is magic, is evocation of the unseen in forms
persuasive, enlightening, familiar, and surprising."
Joseph Conrad

HMoA Drawing Class 07/30/12 - Blithe

This is a poor week for my figure drawing class.

I was not very happy with the end products after this class. I blame it mostly on my lack of preparedness. I tried out a new set of oil pastels and bought a smaller then normal set. The color set lacked a middle dark and middle light tone. So to get the fleshy tone I had to mix my colors with white. It was a little more time consuming then I could handle in a 20 minute sketch.
Unhappy with my oil pastels I decided to do the last pose in watercolor. Not bad for my first 20 min figure watercolor.

This life drawing class is on Monday at 7PM. It is located at the The Honolulu Museum of Art School, formerly the Academy Art Center at Linekona. There is a 10 dollar class fee. 

"Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity."
 ~ Chuck Jones

Monday, August 6, 2012

New Pen

So I just got a new fountain pen for my birthday, which is tomorrow by the way. I decided to try it out with a few drawings.

The Ink is 'Beaver' color from the Noodler ink company.

I'd also like a moment of silence for my previous fountain pen that died because of complications and clogged inner workings when I put unsafe ink inside.

My favorite of these drawings is above. I drew a guy typing on his laptop at a Starbucks. I'm really happy how clean it came out.  There is also a really good likeness to the guy.

I had a work meeting this weekend. So in normal fashion I took the opportunity to draw both at the meeting and on the bus ride to and from the location.  

This is Jon. He has worked with me a few times. He is a photographer in his spare time. I am a little unhappy with this drawing and I think I drew him a little wider then he actually is. It's one of those "looking back I see some problems."

 This woman was sitting in front of me at the meeting. She has been at the company awhile and I should really remember her name. She was wearing the coolest earrings.

This guy subbed with me on my case one day. I remember him because he cannot swim.
 So we're on Bus riding sketches. This woman was sitting next to what I assume was her husband. They looked like a cute Asian couple.
This was a interesting sketch. When I sat on the bus there was an old man with a long beard sitting in the front of the bus. I really wanted to draw him, mainly because of how interesting looking he was. He had his hand grasping the pole and that's where I started the drawing. I really wanted to capture the pose he was in.  On the next stop the woman came in and sat down. I was a little peeved because she was blocking my view. I debated about just drawing him and ignoring her from the drawing.
However it really didn't matter as the next stop was his. I managed to draw enough of his hand and arm to make is look correct. I ended up with an interesting layered drawing that I really couldn't have planned better.

I had a few minutes after the last drawing and started this sketch. His curly hair was a little fun to render.