I went to the zoo today with a few friends to do some sketching. I felt like I had a real good zoo sketching day. First one in a long time. A bunch of these sketches are from previous trips. The monitor lizard is one from today that I am happy with.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Figure drawing I did last night at Watts Atelier. As hard as figure drawing is, it has never been anything that I have stressed over. Its usually fun and relaxing for me. Anytime you are faced with a short drawing session though you should never beat yourself up over it, just be happy if you render out a cool eye, or just get a strong foundational lay in. In the end its just practice and it should be fun.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Costume figure drawing I did on Friday at Watts Atelier. I spent the whole 3 hours trying to figure out the forms and structure of the drapery. Right now rendering is not a huge concern for me, but learning how to analyze what is going on in the figure and trying to draw it 3 dimensionally with just line is. Rendering can often be a crutch in an attempt to make your drawing look better when in actuality it doesn't. The drapery was very difficult to capture, while I like what I did here, following the folds was tough, especially since they changed substantially after each sitting.