Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wednesday Drawings

Today was Figure Drawing with Scott Noel and then Still Life with Mike Gallagher in the afternoon. I love Wednesdays because it's all about drawing--which I love.This is the drawing I worked on in Scott's class. I am so-so on it, though Scott was very complimentary on it. I felt a bit unfocused at times, I think I needed more sleep last night. I think the values are good and proportions , but I needed another hour on this to pull something better out of it for myself. It's in pastel on Rives BFK paper, which is fantastic for drawing with pastels on. Anyway, some days you just fight on, even if you are not happy with the results. The little study below is the next study from another set-up in the still life room. The original assignment was to do 5 thumbnails and then choose one to do a more finished drawing or painting of. I decided to try and do 5 nice small studies instead of quicker thumbnails, I feel I am getting more out of doing these smaller studies and taking my time and trying to really make a nice small drawing, concentrating on value, design, light, atmosphere and edges.

4 comments:

alan said...

The nice large file of that pastel means I can see in gorgeous detail the textures and the variations of colours capturing the light playing on the model.

Destinie said...

Hey Mike Manley! I stumbled over to your blog! Are you still teaching at DCAD? What's up! Love to look at your sketches! :)

-Destinie

Sai said...

Marvelous painting skill. I like your design.

Sai said...

Marvelous painting skill. I like your design.