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Saturday, March 28, 2009

figure drawing class, week 3

some drawings from this week's class (full set):

IMG_3216.CR2 (1)
3 min pose
IMG_3202.CR2 (2)
3 min warmup
IMG_3202.CR2 (1)
3 min warmup
3 min poses
15 min pose

we did a series of 1 min drawings where we observed the figure for 3 seconds and then drew from memory for 57 seconds (not pictured above, but included in the full set). that was a challenging but interesting exercise.

we also had our longest pose so far for 15 minutes. i feel like the longer i draw, the worse my drawing gets. but that was good for me to try too, the idea is that you spend more time on tone---trying to model the figure with light and shadow.

Monday, March 23, 2009

figure drawing classes

i started to take a figure drawing class and have been going for a couple of weeks now. here are some drawings:

week 1: 1-min gesture drawings
week 2: 5-min pose

for more details, please click on the drawings/links for my blog posts for weeks 1 and 2.

lavender & cherry

lavender & cherry
Originally uploaded by adelie
The spring is finally here in the south of France! We have cherry, peach, and apricot blossoms everywhere now. It's a bit early for the lavender, but soon they say. I celebrated the arrival of spring with a few dabs of painting.


Monday, March 9, 2009

self-caricature (again)

i tried another version of a self-caricature based on this photo, taken by jrmyst.

IMG_3042.CR2.03.bw IMG_3042.CR2.paint

i like the pencil version better than the color one---something seems kind of unnatural around the mouth/lip area for some reason---maybe it is overly-pronounced? anyway, i feel like it resembles me less than the pencil version. in the pencil one, i scanned in the original drawing and made a few tweaks/adjustments in photoshop, including adding eye/hair color and playing with proportions/angles a bit.

cross-posted on my blog.