Friday, July 14, 2006
Life Drawing Week 3
Here are a bunch of life drawings from this weeks session at DCAD. It has been a few weeks since the last one both Echo and i attended because we were at Heroes Con and busy.
I still feel pretty darn rusty and unable to focus as I'd like, it's like being out of shape and going back to the gym after a layoff. But this type of drawing is honest hard work. I always tend to and want to idealize the figure, as that's what I do all day when working drawing comics or storyboards. As a result I stylize, so I feel I blow porportions too much. But this week's drawings suck less than last time. Still feeling my way here though as I need to do hundreds more of these things. But since I was there early this week I was able to set up the model with lights the way I like, to get some contrast on the figure. The usual gang of whiney oldsters were not there to moan about it! " Ahh, I hate the shadows, I can't see!"
F you! I say ;-)
The drawings were mostly 5 and 10 minute with 3 twenty minute ones at the end, sometimes I'd rush and over render, the anxiety to get it done and beat the clock would get the best of me...
Shanna was the model again, and she is always good, very good at holding a pose, which many models simply can't.
Since we got there early Jessica and Echo took turns posing for warm-ups
This last drawing I did directly as a conture drawing working fast as I had completed another drawing of this pose I didn't like, so with only minutes left I drew this one down. While the porportions get funky I like the energy.