Sunday, April 7, 2013

Plane of Light

A plane of light study from the end of last term that I never got around to uploading until now.  If I'm going to continue to improve, I really need to get serious about using my time outside of work...

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Long Pose Studies

Everything added in this last image is my instructor's demo on top of my lay-in.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

This week's exercises

The first half of class was spent on standard observational drawing.  My instructor drew the far right arm and inner movement curve seen here, on top of my lay-in.

The rest of these are a series of blind and semi-blind contour drawings.  It's interesting to see what kinds of marks your hand makes when it can only use your eye to measure.  In a way, these types of drawings are much more honest than anything else...

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Abstract Figures

The objective with these studies was to create 3-dimensional space using only straight lines.  We were instructed to draw angles and trajectories, but not 'things'.  These are the result and each study was between 10 and 15 minutes.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Reclining Long Pose

This is the first of a series of long pose drawing exercises I hope to complete over the course of this term.  I'm continuing to study the principles of drawing from observation with an emphasis on analyzing tilts and distances accurately.  I'm not really focusing on construction at all at this point; I'm more looking to establish accurate relationships at the 2-dimensional level.

The first image is my general lay-in of angles.  The idea is to purposely stay fairly abstract.  At this point in the drawing, Ryan had corrected a few of my tilts to get the drawing more accurate.  The 2nd image is the same drawing further along.  I'm trying to find peaks and valleys on the contour and communicate them with some sense of accuracy.  The exercise is difficult, but it's refreshing to be able to take my time, although in the end I think the contours turned out too harsh...  I'm not really ready for tone yet, but I will continue to practice the skill of checking and re-checking the drawing to get it as accurate as possible.  I worked on this one for about 4 hours total, off and on.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Holiday Sketch

The only real sketch I did over the break...  This is at the airport in Phoenix