Sunday, September 26, 2010

Open Life at UGA

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.

Recent Commissions Completed

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

Jen 9.7.10

Kemi 11"x14"

This model makes it especially fun to paint her as she is often changing her look and hairstyle. I couldn't resist concentrating on her profile this evening.

Katherine 8.24.10

Looking back, I think I would have posed the model's legs differently. My goal for the coming sessions will be to work on putting more gesture in the pose. 

Katie 9"x12"

Another approximately 2 hour sketch. I'm still figuring out this blogging! The color quality could be a lot better on these, but I'll work on learning how to adjust the saturation and levels.

Galen Reclining

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.