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
~ Joseph Conrad