Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Another Oldie

Uh, the art that is. This one is from the old Court Street sessions about 4 years ago.
The marks are a bit coarse and the chair's straights and curves aren't perfectly formed, but I got a figure, some environment and a pretty interesting expression in just under an hour. I'm pretty happy with that.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


These are a couple of quick pastel drawings I did at Manifest months ago.

I particularly like the simplicity and abstract quality of this first one (above). The black lines are sensitive enough and didn't get obliterated by the chalk, which happens too often in my figures.

Monday, March 1, 2010


I did this color sketch 2 weeks ago —the model was a first-timer. I'm not sure whose idea it was, but she took on a difficult 90-minute standing pose.

My particular view wasn't outstanding, so the full-figure composition was less than stellar. I took another look at it and decided there was something to appreciate in the face. At least one other artist, whose opinion I greatly respect, commented that I effectively captured the intensity of her expression —a combination of nervousness, concentration, and perhaps a bit of pain.

Figure drawing models are deserving of all the respect we can give them.