Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Figure Drawing - Athena

I'm enjoying focusing on portraits these days.  I tend to skip the face in general when I do gesture drawings. I'll try to at least indicate the feel of the face more often.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Figure Drawing -Jamie

We're back to drawing this year :)  The rust has built back up over break, must constantly shake it off.. Jamie was a great model, I wish I had captured him in full!

Friday, January 7, 2011


A quickie sketch of Tee playing and singing :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Jasmine again

Just went in and filled in her hair and evened out some tones across her face.  Made a little bit of use of a pretty poorly taken photo from the end of the session, but it didn't give me much information so maybe this is as far as I'll go with this drawing...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Last drawing of 2010 - Jasmine

My lovely friend Jasmine kindly sat for a portrait yesterday for a few hours.  I was able to do a rough sketch, then begin the portrait.  I meant to do some solid measurements first, restraining from jumping into the details, but I think my measurement methods must suck because it was awful and frustrating and I needed skip stages to find her likeness.  I think the impatience, most likely, is a bad thing.  I think if I were more disciplined, I'd have more successful drawings in the end.  This is where David Malan's tracing paper tip would come in handy, though I've never tried it (and maybe it's not meant for) when drawing a live model.  Also still need to "find" my shading technique... I should really do this more often.

So here she is, or as far as I was able to get before heading off to New Years Eve celebrations.  There are levels of success here with her likeness, but I didn't do her justice.  Hopefully I can try again :) or at least fill in the hair and neck