Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Watercolor Life-Drawings...

90 Second Warm-up Poses (click to enlarge)


45 Minute Long Pose (click to enlarge)


30 Minute Long Pose (click to enlarge)

These are a few life-drawings I did in a class at the Elmhurst Art Museum which I took for practice. I'm not used to working this fast,... I have been spoiled by the American Academy of Art's 2 hour per day, four days a week life-drawing long pose (which I took advantage of the extra time). The charcoal was going pretty slow for me for this class, so I decided to use wet media to cover as much of the paper as possible in the short amounts of time per pose. It is definitely a lot looser than my regular style, but I feel it is kind of freeing, and helps to train the eye by moving fast and blocking in the shapes and shadows. I am hoping that this practice will help me get faster when I work on my tighter gouache paintings. For those of you who really know my work, I'd love to hear your thoughts on these pieces.

6 comments:

Roderick De Jesus said...

not so easy is it?!

Jess said...

Did you enroll or is are these pay by attending.

Jay Farley said...

Hey, is that model good looking? I cant tell but the body seems as though she might be. I think I might start doing that drawing at the Academy. I dont know if they still have that going on. I think you said they do.

Dominic Philibert said...

wow !!!
Awesome paintings!!!!!!!!!!!
Really well done
Keep me posted.

Dominic Philibert said...

I did these 2 drawings today!
It always depends.
But none of the drawings I did are completly finished.
But I got so much drawings in me that I have to express myself!!!
Good work again!

NEW DAY said...

thanks for the comment. i started inking the piece last night. I am glad to see you doing quicker work it is alot of fun. Keep it up man