Friday, June 14, 2013

HMoA Drawing Class 06/10/13 - Catelin

Catelin 6/10/13 Page One, Mixed Media on Paper, 18" x 24"

Monday drawing at the Honolulu Art Academy. I had a really good night. I managed to get a lot of really good pages done today. The model was Catelin. She is very pretty with an interesting face and deep, expressive eyes.

Above is the first set of drawings, the ten and the two fives.  I really like how this page looks. It may seem simple, but it is my favorite of the night, mostly due to the gestures on the right side of the page.

Catelin 6/10/13 Page Two, Mixed Media on Paper, 18" x 24"

This was the first of the 20-minute poses. I am really happy with how this came out despite some earlier frustration.  On an earlier drawing, I used actual blue pastel instead of just using the color of the page. So while working on this sketch, the blue pastel kept messing up the colors on how I was drawing her face, especially the highlight on her forehead.

The way I rendered her body looks good here, it is loose, but expressive, though I am little unhappy with how the hand came out. It resembles a claw, but it is on the side, unfocused.

Catelin 6/10/13 Page Three, Mixed Media on Paper, 18" x 24"

This was in the running for my favorite of the night. I really do like this set of drawings. Jared, the man who runs the drawing class, took a photo of this drawing for the class newsletter.

Catelin 6/10/13 Page Four, Mixed Media on Paper, 18" x 24"

This was the last pose of the night. I am rather unhappy with the drawing. Catelin was reclining in this pose and I decided to do a portrait. It looks a little off. It is especially frustrating because I am sure given enough time this would have worked. Alas, the problem of a 20-minute poses. 

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” 
~ Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Cortney and Justin's Wedding

Centerpiece Orchids, Ink on Paper, 11" x 14"

So last month was Justin and Cortney's Wedding. Courtney was a friend since childhood of myself and my younger sister especially. The Ceremony was at Kualoa Ranch and was a beautiful ceremony.

I liked the center pieces which was just a simple bouquet of orchids in a wine bottle. I had a good time doing this sketch of them.

Bride and Groom, Ink on Paper, 11" x 14"

Above is my picture of the couple. It is not the best likeness but I figure it was a good start at least.

"Romance is thinking about your significant other, 
when you are supposed to be thinking about something else."
Nicholas Sparks

Working on the sketch at the wedding.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

On the Bus.

On the Bus, ink on paper, 8.5" x 11"
After a work meeting, I rode the city bus and used the opportunity to draw the man in front of me.  I am really happy with this sketch.

I do like how the washes add to the drawing.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Zwick Studio 06/08/13 - Elaine - Color 2

Elaine by the Water - Day 3, Oil on Canvas, 9"x14"

This painting of Elaine is progressing nicely. I added color and am rather happy with how the painting is progressing. I need to work on adding more to the background.