Some sketches from last night's figure drawing session. Nothing much to speak of but, as always, good practice / exercise. Need to start laying in values first and then start delineating form.
First time working with LaDonna. Great model who I'm looking forward to working with on November 7th for a Thanksgiving-ish themed session. A lot of miss on this set of drawings but, hopefully, I can use something from them.
Each year, The North Bartow News publishes a special section tab for the Semaphore festival in Adairsville, GA. For the fourth straight year, I played a part in the design of the cover with this year being the most satisfying one that I've worked on. Got to play with some sepia / grunge / antique style effect with perhaps a modern play with the text.
Attached are the digital and printed versions of the cover. The tab comes out tomorrow with the Semaphore festival happening this weekend.
Not the best executed session with Gordon but a well-posed session nonetheless. Enjoy tonight's efforts!
Potentially the final session with Julia, I can say that, though I was ill-prepared for the session (only a sketchbook and some pencils in tow), I think I got a few good drawings out of the session. Also, I came to enjoy the preliminary sketch being done in a harder lead like B with additional tones added in with the 4B.
Another great model that I didn't take full advantage of working from. I like some of the pieces but I thought too much, again.
A so-so session with Kate. Got caught up in some side conversations that will be helpful for future group planning but didn't really knock out anything worthwhile drawing wise. A couple pieces here and there but that's about it.
Comic characters, nature stuff, a bad Cat Stevens, etc. etc. Enjoy! Still playing around with Copic markers, other markers and enamel paint as well. Still unsure where I'm going but the journey's worth the effort.
Started a new sketchbook and am playing around with the notion of strictly using it to do 2x3 scale sketches and line item journal entries. Much of it has been an effort to play around with the mix of Copic Cool and Warm Gray markers in the themes of abstracts, comic characters, Presidents, etc.
If anything is worth developing, I'll take it to a separate sketchbook to elaborate further on the premise.
Finally worked with Catherine and am thankful for the opportunity. She was great! I was able to work out one good portrait "premise" and some biding of time.
Eric was conceived in the silence of a simple hand gesture and born in January of ‘78. He grew up interested in simple doodles of flowers and big trucks, photos of shadows and dark faces and maps, and old men with fake hair. Since, his studies have narrowed to a focus on papier-mache sculpting, acrylic painting and ink drawing. The grounds he works on vary from paper to wood to canvas.