Friday, June 28, 2013

Long Figure Drawing

Here is a figure drawing I finished a month or so ago. Finally got around to taking some pictures of it. This is the best drawing I have ever done, of course I did spend 30 hours on it, so it should be! I spent 12 hours in class and finished the rest at home from a photo. I really love the Russian drawings, and it was nice to be able to take some time and try to do the cool calligraphy that they do in their drawings. Graphite is one of my favorite mediums, it can be really relaxing to use. This is also the second time I have photographed drawings with my new camera. This time it was much more successful, not sure if I had it on a different setting or what. I will have another long figure drawing posted soon hopefully.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

First Oil Painting In Nearly 2 Years!

I haven't done an oil painting in nearly 2 years. Most of the work I have been doing has been pencil renderings or other black and white stuff. At first the painting was a real struggle, it took a few days until I got the hang of it again. I am real happy with the way it turned out. One reason why it is successful for not painting in nearly 2 years is from all the learning I still have done in graphite. The same principles apply still, its just trying to figure out how it works in paint. While I am happy with the painting, the frustrating part is know how much better it would have been if I didn't stop painting for 2 years.