Friday, July 29, 2011

head drawing class again

I went to another session this week. It is hard to get back into the discipline if you have been out of it. It is like my exercise routine of running 3 or 4 miles, I never want to stop because I don't want to have to start up again-it is just too hard. These drawing sessions are hard, intense, and exhausting. And I love it.
Here, I used watercolor pencils for a 20 minute pose.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

An interesting drawing quote

"Any object can be drawn, although those which have been formed by nature or affected by long use will offer the greatest amount of variation, as a flower, a stone, a piece of fruit, or an old shoe."

My closest, most frequently used model, my own hand, drawn in my sketchbook.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

drawing class

I haven't posted in a month. Yikes.
And I haven't been drawing a lot, not as much as I should.
Excuses like the wedding and re-arranging my studio don't hold up to my insistence that any drawing student must practice constantly.

I went to an open drawing session with a head model this  week. Just to get in some practice. Actually, I drew her entire figure, but here is my result from the head pose.

And here is the warm-up sketch that I did first. I was also using the session to teach a young art student how to begin a pose, with axis lines, relative measurements and blocking in.