Friday, 28 September 2012

Gestures Marathon

Thursday is my Life Drawing day. Workshop + Life Drawing + Extra Life = 8 1/2 hours of life drawing. So I was definitely tired by the time Extra Life came by and I got pretty sloppy.

But this past thursday was focused on gestures. For workshop we asked if we can practice gesture drawings, so the few of us there got some pretty decent 1 on 1 time with the instructor. Then for life drawing class we also did gestures the entire time. I can actually see improvement in my gestures this week than what I was drawing last week, Ed is my lucky charm.


These are 2 minutes with the poses very similar to each other. It was so that we can see what we missed in our previous drawing and attempt to get more information in the next drawing. The exercise really helped with these two.

A quick head gesture because I need to get better at drawing heads proportionate to the rest of the body. I tend to either leave them out (because I couldn't get to them) or they end up being too small or big.

1 Minute:

2 Minute:

I'm kind of angry that I drew this one too much to the right, resulting in his left foot being cut off.

3 Minute:

For this one, the pose was finished and we had to draw the missing features from memory.

I had to post this one up during class, I was nervous because she numbered us and it was my turn to put up something after a set of 3 poses.

10 Minute:

...I think. One of them is definitely 10, I just forgot the other.

I'm only posting this one because my friend seems to like it. Her elbow did get cut off on the paper unfortunately.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

I Missed You Life Drawing

I haven't drawn from a model all summer so I was pretty rusty at first. Anyway here are my first projects for my life drawing class:

Portrait #1 Planar Study
For homework we had to do a planar self portrait of ourselves with a bit of chiaroscuro. I tweaked it a bit at school before handing it in, mostly darkening areas where it should be dark and the forehead area along with my left eye socket. I like how it turned out!

For some reference we were given a mannequin to do a study of during class before working on our self portrait. This turned out way better than I expected.

 We did robot guy again this year. Last year's didn't turn out so nicely. So this was my first attempt, but my teacher told me that I clearly understood the shapes and I should make it more complex.

So, voila! Definitely waaaay better than last year's and my first attempt.

Now onto EXTRA LIFE stuff!

I'll go from short to slightly longer, since the models seem to be doing so many short poses (I'm talking about 30 one minute poses at one point).

I did pages full of gestures because I didn't want to waste a lot of paper on the very many 30 second poses:

I like how the legs turned out on this...that's about it.

1 minutes: 

I think this was 3 minutes and the other two are 5's:

For my life drawing class we have a workshop for further practice in life drawing. We practiced chiaroscuro drawings since we have to submit one this coming week. Here's how mine turned out during the workshop:

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Big Ears

Here are a couple of doodles I made in my spare time. I seem to have a fascination with big ears lately.

A quick sketch I did during my last week of summer, I wanted to play around with funky hair.

A drawing I was working on last night, I'm really pleased how it turned out. The entire purpose of this one was to get comfortable drawing on a tablet and the result of playing around with rectangular faces for a while.

Back to School

So I finished my first week back at school, I only have one more class to attend which is painting on monday afternoon. 

I also have two photography classes: a legitimate photography class for my program and the elective I chose was a photography related course. I think I finally gone full hipster. So I guess that means I'll have a photography section this year too...

Here's a photo that was part of our photography "scavenger hunt". We had take pictures following the list we were given to become familiar with the camera operations and settings. Generic close up shot with a dramatic depth of field, I know. But it was the only interesting photo I took that day so deal with it.

I also haven't really done any photography since high school and kind of abandoned it, so this will be fun.

Third year is looking pretty interesting so far and there's also the end of the year VCA art show, which I'm kind of nervous about. Portfolios are my main priority though, let's hope it's this year.