Each Wednesday, I attend UGA's open studio. The night begins with several 1 minute quick poses working up to 5 minutes. I usually feel out the gesture and form with a pen then do a wash with ink for the shadows. The first image is an example of these exercises. 10 minute, 20 minute and the 40 minute poses follow and I have included images of drawings done in those time increments as well.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
A friend recently returned from teaching for a year in China and asked me to draw and paint some of the amazing pictures he captured during his stay. This pen and watercolor drawing is approximately 20"x24". Beneath is a commissioned wedding present for a couple who just married in the rendered church. This is done in the same technique, but smaller at roughly 11"x14".
Monday, September 20, 2010
This study is from a three hour session I hold at Oconee Arts Foundation on Tuesday evenings. We start out with six three minute poses and then decide on a single pose for the remainder of the time. Turning the head horizontally was a fun challenge. It kept me focusing on shapes and how they make up the whole, instead of the specific features.