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Friday, February 17, 2012


Well, I came home from my class and came down with a bad cold.  So, no energy for posting until today.  Here's a sampling of my work.  Mostly good, some scary BAD.  

Above is a sketch of our first live model.  I wasn't sure how I would do, having barely ever sketched a face, much less from a live model.  This is Maris, our patient and generous "sitter".  I hope I didn't make her feel too unrecognizable.  Hey, I did good hair, right?  Nice ear?

This was homework Number 1.  A sketch from a sketch.

Sketch Number 2, again a sketch from a historical sketch.

Now lest you think I'm doing pretty good job, here's my self portrait.  Okay, keep the laughter to a lower level.  I think I will try this again sometime.  I don't think I usually look like someone ran over my favorite rose bush.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Back to Class

I'm gathering my supplies for the next three days.  it's back to drawing class with Hollis Chatelaine.  This is one of the exercises from the last day of last year's session, gesture drawing.  Hollis held a variety of poses from as short as 15 seconds to as long as a minute, no more.  We had to do fast sketches just to get the feel of the body in movement.  My 15 second sketches will never see the light of day.  30 seconds and more was good.  Here are some of my results.

This year our focus will be on portraiture.  This one could be our (my) biggest challenge yet.  If something in a face is "off" everyone sees it.  There's not a lot a wiggle room.  I'll post some of my results, but probably only the passable ones.

It's Done!

Well, almost.  I have to put the "bun feet" on it.  It also needs a little straightening.  I pulled it out of whack when I tufted it with the center button.  Should be an easy fix.  We'll see.