I am lucky to have friends who will sit and let themselves be drawn. It’s a creative exchange. I tried to do both of these fairly quick as I didn’t have a lot of patience today.
This isn’t lifedrawing. It’s not from a live model. I’m in between live model opportunities. But I actually sat down and drew this last night, all on my own. That sounds silly. But most of the drawing I’ve done over the last year has been during a get together of some kind. So although this is your typical, easy, pretty girl, long hair, portrait from a photo, I figured I should post it as a different kind of accomplishment.
Looks like I need to find a new place to get my fix of drawing on Sundays for the summer. I hope I can fill it with outdoor sunny adventures painted in pastels. Last weeks drawing was the opposite. A rainy day fit for drawing inside. An umbrella suited the mood as well.
(maybe I’ll practice working on hands this summer.)
I hated this one. I call it the “Green Goblin”. I have since moved on and kind of like it now. Thanks for the encouragement and slight art direction from my lifedrawing pal, Sierra.
Today I made it to drawing on time, so I was able to draw all of the short poses that I normally miss out on. Here’s one out of two pages.
And here is the long pose. I had a hard time with the front leg for some reason. I think I should go back to doing more than one drawing for the long pose. When I get too involved in one for a couple hours it seems a little stiff. However stiff as this is, I did enjoy working with bright pink pastel on kraft.
Alright. So I haven’t drawn much for the last month. Yesterday’s drawings were tough since I felt pretty out of practice. Let’s not let that happen again.
Here’s yesterday’s. A much larger piece of brown kraft paper and pastels felt a little bit easier than the tidiness of pencil and white paper.
My first male model:
I think the male figure is harder to draw. Or maybe I just don’t have as much practice with it. I spent the whole time on this page, focused on his chest and arms.
Finally I got bored with it and spent the last ten minutes trying to draw his face. The angle was almost straight on and I felt like his face was much more dimensional and interesting from the side, but I tried it anyway.
I was able to focus more today and not jump from page to page. I did two pages but I am only showing one here… it is the one I spent more time on. Next time I would like to get the emotion back, which maybe I am lacking here because I did not rush through it like usual. Also, the photograph leaves some details out, like the stool she is perched on. Maybe I need to make details of the rest of the composition more prominent.
My drawing session from today… I’m not showing everything I drew. Perhaps once I gain more confidence I will bare all.
Just one heel.
Everyone else that attends these sessions has something really interesting going on. The breaks of wandering and seeing someone else’s viewpoint of the same subject is pretty awesome. I’ve decided drawing is like owning a dog…somehow the styles of the work match perfectly with the rest of the person’s appearance.
I’ve been attending lifedrawing recently. I only go once a week, but it’s a start. I decided to be a designer initially because I wanted a more practical way to use my skills as an artist. But somehow during school and through the last few years I lost the passion for putting image onto paper using my hands only. Perhaps this blog should be a place to track my progress as I continue to draw more. Here are a few pages from last week’s session to start things off:
I’ve realized that I don’t have a lot of patience to get detailed and do one drawing for several hours. This page was probably the third attempt. Finally after a lot of frustration I stop worrying about how accurate it is and just went with the light and shadow.
I tried out the color with this one. This particular model had such a stare on her.