Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Figure Drawing Wednesday-Scott Noel
Noel in action teaching in class. Scott's such a dynamic teacher, he not only shows you solutions in his own work, drawing along side of us in class ( which makes you want to stop and watch-so I was a bit devided at times)but discusses solutions and ideas using drawings great artists from the past and the solutions some of us as students are coming up with in the class exercises--he challenges you to come up with answers and ideas and then to clarify them, make them specific, something real, not some BS atherial ideas.
Today we started with 5 minutes poses and loerked to one long 20 minute pose broken into two 10 minute scessions. he showd us Jacobo Pontormo and Dega drawings as well as his own and talked about how the space a figure inhabits is as important as the figure, about placement and use of space, design. He also talked about cross-conture drawing and how you can combine the use of line and form. Below is my first drawing, and my second from last.