Sunday, May 27, 2007
Really liking my new sketchbook I bought from Barnes and Noble. It's got smooth thick paperstock with perforated edges and it only costed $10. Goes really well with my ink technique. Starting to do more Master copies. Mainly looking at Charles Dana Gibson. Trying to incorporate his etching style. Also, I've been looking at photo reference and going to Starbucks to do some cafe sketching. I always feel weird staring at strangers to draw them.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Due to the lack of available life drawing, I've been trying to draw from photographs. I found a good site www.characterdesigns.com that has plenty of reference for life drawing. However, the challenges of the photo include a limited exposure and angle of view. I over-compensated fighting against the slavery of photography by over sketching. I find that these drawings are more messy than drawings done from life.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Painted this head without any reference. Probably should have looked at some. Haha. I mainly focused on creating form from planar values. Played around with a pretty nice brush with the opacity jitter on pen pressure in photoshop. The brush felt a lot like the digital watercolor brush I like from Painter.
Friday, May 04, 2007
Sadly, tonight was the last night for this semester's life drawing at Otis College. I really gonna miss it. I'm hoping to do some cafe sketching or find some alternative. I don't wanna get rusty again. The model tonight was a Harlequin/ Cabaret dancer. The costume was a challenge to draw. It fought her natural gesture. The last pose of te night was a greatly forshortened view. It looked like the model's legs were growing out of her shoulders. I tried playing with the values a bit to push the legs back. Hope I pulled it off. Lastly, I'm posting a portrait I drew with ballpoint pen from a photo of an old chinese lady.