Wednesday, December 31, 2008
This took much more time than it should have.
It's a copy of this artist I just discovered: Pascal-Adolphe-JeanDagnan-Bouveret. I'm surprised I hadn't heard of him before. Really good stuff.
So I translated his oil painting into watercolor, but the paper buckled and apparently didn't like wet media very much, so I had to cheat and use pen for the black. I wanted to paint her whole body but with the way the paper reacted... it wouldn't have gone well. This thing is teeny tiny and will remain indefinitely unfinished.
and my left shift key is broken. nooooo =(
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
This was the only session during Gale's class for the figure; I wish we had more.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I was fairly surprised at how this came out- much better than I excepted at the time. Though I hate to say it, I did not have fun drawing it. heh. It was so hot and humid. There wasn't a good place to sit (not to mention a spot with shade and or somewhere clearly urine-free). In the end, I stood under the shade of some sparsely planted trees surrounded by tourists. Unfortunately the longer I drew, the more the sun kept moving, and well... the shade I was under too. Oh well, at least the drawing reads well. :-P
Just looking at the name, I thought Sacred Heart was a hospital. (I think someone has been watching too many episodes of "Scrubs"...) Anyhow, I went back to this spot two times to "finish" it. While I was sketching, a guy sitting next to me complimented my drawing, then offered me a celebratory beer. haha! (I didn't accept of course, but it was a lovely gesture of Parisian kindness :-P )
My favorite drawing I did in France. I took up John Clapp's "Draw something you're scared of" supplementary assignment after the Paris class ended. This was actually try #3, time one and two aren't really worth posting.
Plus, I had little experience in drawing buildings, perspective and all, but I'm very pleased with how it turned out. It took me 4-5 hours but it was worth it.
Going on the
I loved it so much. oh... le sigh, Paris i will return for you.
I also made HUGE leaps in my art.
Witness the transformation >>>