Monday, January 29, 2007
As those of you who follow my blog know, I have been taking an anatomy class for credit at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. I plan on attending this fall to finish my BFA. The class, run by the knowledgeable and affable Joe Kaplan is fun as well as informative, and I have to say, it's great to be taught instead of teach. I know my anatomy pretty well, but I am learning it in specifics even better. Now most of my students complain about homework, but I requested Joe to give me homework,as I really want to get good critiques, take advantage of the great resources at PAFA, so L'Ecorché was the first assignment. They have a life size repro of a famouse french L'Ecorché in the Cast hall, so I rode in early this morning with Echo and drew this before the class. Joe wanted me to draw the back view since this is what we have been studying in class. It's in charcoal on newsprint. On our break Joe critiqued my drawing and was spot on, it's very illustrative, not a fine art drawing, which I guess I did on purpose, as a result he wants me to take another crack at it next week and try this time to not be so literal.