Saturday, January 12, 2013

At Starbucks - Woman on her phone - 01-11-13

So I was waiting for my friend Dennis to get ready, at the Starbucks across from his house. I was enjoying my iced coffee when I saw a woman on her phone. I was struck by how pretty the light falling on her was. The warm lights above the tables cast some interesting shadows I like the shape of the shadows on her legs.

I didn't have a lot of time on this one, less then 10 minutes, but I felt i got a lot of information down. I am tempted to ink wash the background. To make the drawing and the whites more prominent, but part of me likes the drawing as is.  

Friday, January 11, 2013

HMoA Figure Drawing - 01-07-13 - Sergio

So here are my drawings from the Honolulu Art Academy Figure Drawing class from this past Monday.  The model was Sergio, he is a lot of fun to draw. I was really happy with all the pages from that day.

Above is my favorite drawing of the night. It is an odd pose to say the least. It looked like a crucifixion or maybe a St. Sebastian. I couldn't believe he was going to keep that pose and it looked painful to hold. This was the last pose of the night.

The chiaroscuro of the piece is nice. The lines of the gesture drawings also are working really well. I managed to capture a lot of movement in this piece. 

This page is two 2 minute gestures, two 5 minute poses and a ten minute pose. This is a good page. I really like the ten minute pose on the right of the page. There is a good movement to the pose and I like the color I used. The blue is really jumping nicely in the legs.

Above is the first of the 20 minute poses with three 2 minute poses behind it. Sergio was resting his head on his shoulder and I decided to completely ignore it. There is always the problem in 20 minute poses between doing a good portrait or getting a good figure. I focuses on the figure in this one.

Above is two 2 minute gestures and a 20 minute pose. The gesture on the left is amazing I think drawing on the right was pretty good.

I was really good at capturing movement that night. There is such a flow to the ink and the oil pastel. All the drawings look really spontaneous.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

UH Figure Drawing 01-06-13 Carli

Sunday was the first University of Hawaii figure drawing class of the year. The model was Carli; she was very good.

I was having a rough time that morning. I really didn't like most of these drawings, but during the last pose, I drew this one. It does look really good so it kind of saved my trip.

The hands are a little off, but there is a really good feeling to this sketch. I like the cool shadow on her stomach.

So this next group of drawings I'm not all that happy with. Most of them I feel are missing-- something perhaps I will rework them in the future.  

"Above all, an artist must never be too easily satisfied with what he has done." 
~ Henri Matisse