Thursday, February 25, 2010

Figure Drawings/Sketches Slideshow



Hi, I discovered a way to present several of my figure drawings at once. I created this Youtube slide show. It contains a good amount of my figure drawings and a couple of portrait drawings I recently created.

I'm so proud of these, they are all beautiful pieces. You can hear me speaking on this slide show. I explain a little of my process and how long it takes me to create the pieces. All drawings are graphite on
Strathmore drawing paper
.

Thank you for viewing my slide show. I'm working on another slideshow on how I draw still lifes. Hopefully available by next week.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Portrait Drawing - Male Guitar Player

I attended a portrait drawing session this morning, I had a great time and completed this nice piece. I decided to position my
Strathmore Drawing Paper Pad
in portrait position as opposed to landscape because I wanted to draw the head and hands bigger.

I used Ebony graphite pencils. The model sits for 20-minute sessions before breaks.
  1. In 1st 20-minutes, I began with quick gesture drawing of head and hands to make sure both elements were going to fit. Then I sketched in head.
  2. In 2nd 20-minutes, I started sketching the hands.
  3. In 3rd and 4th 20-minutes, I worked on detailing both head and hands and building the contrast.
This was the result. I'm happy with it. O ya, I forgot to mention I created this piece while listening to good country music :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Female Figure Drawing


Hello everyone, I haven't posted a drawing in a long time. I was on a dry spell but now I'm back and motivated.

I'm right now in Toledo, Ohio with family and I've been attending figure drawing sessions. Here's a figure drawing from last night session that I'm proud of. I had a great time. I was definitely in the zone. The crowd was small, the drawing studio had a good vibe, and the model was focused. O ya, and they played Beatles music :).

This is a really low view, the model was on a tall pedestal, so it has the cool effect of viewing her from the ground up.

I created this figure drawing in graphite on Strathmore Premium drawing paper. It took me about 30 min. I did a lot of proportions measurements and sighting with my pencil for alignment. More to come.