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.