Thursday, September 22, 2011

Drawing 9 progess

I worked to make the shadow a smooth gradation towards the edge of the paper.  Also, I increased the contrast between the legs and the shadow by darkening the shadow area. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sketchbook Drawings

This pose was surprisingly difficult, so I stopped at the arms. 

The lips came out especially well on the above drawing.  I used brown color pencil for this one.  I usually draw with a red hue. 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Poster Created by Ai Student

Ai student Jalessa McClain created this poster for a series on Art Institute faculty.  I love what she did with the quote from my biography. 

Drawing 9 Step 2

I have been working on the hair and face and realized I needed to work on the feet and legs.  I like to have the drawing develop as a whole and not let one part get too far ahead of another. 

Above I am beginning to put the shadows around the feet and legs.  I did not like the shadow under the closest foot.  So I erased it. 

Above that shadow on the close up foot is gone.  Then I put in the shadows on the soles of the feet.  The shadow cast by the hand is looking great!  I like that part of the drawing. 

Here is my studio with the drawing up on the desk so I could work on the feet and legs. 

Sketchbook figures

I worked in my figure sketchbooks recently.  Three of the drawings are yoga poses and one is not.  People ask why my models have short hair.  The reason is that I find the physiology of the figure more interesting than hair.