Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Bretens Praying (Detail)

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

Figure Drawing

I used to only go to two figure drawing sessions a week, but now I'm going to all of the three sessions offered in the week. I think all in all I only missed like 4-5 times out of the whole semester. Here are some the better ones from this Fall '08.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Figure Painting

My first attempt at figure painting in watercolor. Not too horrible for someone who wasn't quite sure of what she was doing. Gestures were 5 min and the long pose was an hour. (By the way, that's a stuffed bird as the prop.)

This was the only session during Gale's class for the figure; I wish we had more.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

more from Paris

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.

ohhh nostalgia

PARIS: before and after

Going on the Paris trip was such an amazing experience, and the sights! => the beautiful buildings, and musuems stockpiled with the art from in my textbooks, and so much more.

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 >>>



See a difference, no? :-)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

At last...!

my own art blog! I've been meaning to make it for ages :-p