Friday, May 3, 2013

HMoA Figure Drawing - 04/29/13 - Blithe

Monday was figure Drawing at the Honolulu Art Academy. I had a really good night. I am really happy with the results of the evening.

I have been making a pointed effort to reuse page I am unhappy with. I really like the layered effect it gives the final pieces. I am also struck by how durable the mixed media paper is; I have taken a plastic paint scraper to it without damaging the paper.

Above is my favorite of the night. It was over a page of Kat I did last year. I used bright colors in the initial drawings and I really like how they bleed through on this page. I also love the frantic mark making-- it creates a movement to the page that is really dynamic.

The figure in the middle is a 5-minute pose and I love how it came out.

The chalky white color is doing a great job create a rhythm to the page. I find it makes my eye pounce from figure to figure, while drawing attention to highlighted areas. 

Above is the first 20 minute pose of the night. I do love this drawing as well. It was really a toss up between this and the first one for my favorite.

This page is simpler, but I love how I rendered some of the details. The portrait is really nice.

This was the last pose of the night I am unsure if I like it or not.

"Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart." 
~ Mencius (Meng-Tse)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Zwick Studio - 04/27/12 - Betsy Day 4

Day 4 on this painting; it is progressing nicely. I am very happy with the figure and there are minor tweaks I need to do to the figure.

The surface irregularities of the page are making the painting hard to photograph.

The green background is making the figure look very nice.

"There's a way to do it better—find it."
~ Thomas Edison