New model, new kind of pose.
Today we had this really beautiful man with crazy hair and a colorful half sleeve tattoo. On the second one down, I went a little too far with the color. So I cheated in photoshop, (I usually leave them as is besides adjusting the contrast and color cast) and I brought the color way down. Of course as usual, the one I like best is the 4th one down…the one I rushed to get done before the session ended.
I tried to plan ahead for the best situation on these. Trying to choose the angle that suits the subject and some sort of composition. And the lighting. And then I finished that and moved to another side of the room where I thought the angle was totally impossible. And I got a much better piece out of it.
I really like the way this one turned out. It was the second of the day, the first being pretty terrible, looking like I was out of practice. Which is pretty much the truth.
Frustration and acceptance. Trying to capture the essence of an acrobat.
Whoops…I forgot to post last weeks drawings. Neither of these look anything like the model. But it is an improvement from the previous week.
Today was really hard. I could not get in a good mental state for quality drawing. I finally just tried to embrace the ugliness that was going onto the page.
The Sunday sessions are back. Thank goodness.
Yep. It has been a year+ since I posted about my first sketchbook… the point being to put something on the page each day. I should have finished several since then. But at least I have been doing a lot more drawing beyond this 5×7 format. And I am ready to move on to the third with more confidence and motivation. Here’s my favorite pages from #2: