Thursday, January 17, 2013

HMoA Drawing Class - 01/14/13 - Tina

Monday was drawing class at the HAA. I had a pretty good night. The model was Tina, the last time she posed I had a number of great drawings.

Above is my favorite of the night. It was the second 20-minute pose. Everything on the page is working rather well. I love how I rendered the hands in this one.  Movement and spontaneity are really vital to this piece.

I was really good that night about estimating how long the pose would take me. I actually finished this pose with some time to spare. I was shocked how quickly I completed this pose. It was a really good night for me.

I also used solvent to do the shadow in this one, and it created a neat effect. It is dark enough to show the shadow, but still picking up some of the ink wash underneath.

Above is the 2 five and the 10 minute pose with 3 gestures underneath.This page is really growing on me. I really like the center pose in this there is such a flow to that drawing

Here it is cropped. It is a fun page.

This was the first of the 20 minute poses. I like this one a lot. I got a really good likeness in her face. It is definitely my second favorite page of the night.

I took some time to place the figure on the page and am unsure if I choose correctly.  The page is a little off-balanced nonetheless, it is a great set of drawings.

For the last pose of the night, I drew on this page. It is very much becoming the the zombie page that will not die. 

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 class fee.

"The time is always right to do what is right."

 ~ Martin Luther King

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Student Drawings VIII

A few pictures of student, again no names.

I really like this pose. The foreshortening on the head was fun to draw

Long Bus Rides on the School bus have recently become the norm, so I will try to draw more on those long bus ride instead of goofing off on my phone. Above is a drawing from that.

"I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is?"
 ~ Van Gogh

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

UH Drawing Class - 01/13/13 - Kat

Sunday was Drawing at the Honolulu Art Academy. I went with a lot of eagerness. I think I did pretty well. The model was Kat and she is a lot of fun to draw.

Above is my favorite of the day, though I think it needs a little more work. I actually have been trying out solvent and reworking pages I was not happy with. Above was from last week. I kept the arm over the shoulder from the previous drawing. I really like how I rendered Kat's shoulder in this drawing.
The solvent is making the cloudy area. I think it adds to the page nicely.

Above is the the page from last week. I added two 5 minute drawings to ether side of the page and the portrait which is in the center of the page. I am really not happy with the portrait. I will probably redo it another night.

I am actually really happy with this page. It was very close to becoming the one on the top of the post. My main reason for this is during the break between poses, Yoko Radke was walking around. She came to my area to talk to a friend in Japanese. She then looked at the drawing, looked at me, and gave the OK sign and smiled. It made my morning.

Above is a terribly unflattering drawing of Kat. I really do not like this drawing. Though the gestures are nice.

This is the last pose of the night and it really is growing on me. I like how I rendered the face and the hands. The foreshortening was really fun to draw here. Overall this was really good morning.

"I will master something, then the creativity will come."
 ~ Japanese Proverb

Monday, January 14, 2013

Sketchbook - On the Bus

So on the bus ride back from Zwick Studio, I managed to get some drawings done. Above is a fun one of a guy sleeping in the aisle across from me. I really like how I rendered his hands crossed in front of his chest.

The bus had to stop for a good 15 minutes because the till broke. I only mention it because I was able to use the long period of not bouncing around to get some very straight crosshatching work done. 

"Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor." 
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Zwick Studios - 01/12/13 - Honey - Day 1

So, I am trying a new class. It is run by a great painter William Zwick. The class is one 3 hour pose on Saturday mornings. The pose will run for 5 weeks. I started with an oil pastel drawing. I am trying out solvent to rework some older pages. I like the effect it's creating, though. It is not quite perfect.

I also began work on a painting. I spent about 2 hours on the burnt umber on this pose. Her head is a little big. I will have to fix it in the next step.

Zwick Studio is located at 1041 Maunakea St. Honolulu, HI, 96817. His open studio is on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. There is a $15 class Fee.
"Creative people have much more confidence in their imaginative leaps, their intuition."
 ~ Laurel Cutler