Last week I finished out my online advanced drawing course, and this week I began a new course on figure painting. The first half of the course focuses on design ideas particular to painting, as different from drawing. First up, vine charcoal for reducing the figure to a pattern of light and shadow, cast shadow vs core shadow, then pulling bounced light. A lot larger scale, a singular focus for a longer set, and lots of new learning curve to grapple with. Arty Fun!
Putting lots of gestures on one bigger page, as I have a few old mostly used up drawing pads around. I like seeing the sketches all in relationship with each other. The gestures are 5 x 1 minute, 5 x 2 minutes, and 2 x five minutes; and then I break from the reality of life-model drawing and run the set twice more, so 5x3min, 5x6min, 2x15min. I do the initial set in a light h (hard) led pencil, the second set is an hb pulling out form, and the last set in b(soft) looking for weighted line and values.
Dreamed of a spring garden with hidden giraffes sprouting. Thought I’d share it, figuring it may be just the thing you didn’t know you needed right now.