I really liked today's model. I, ( and it seemed everyone else in the class too) really enjoyed drawing her. Very interesting forms to draw. I hope you find her interesting to look at because I posted a little too many. The best thing about this drawing workshop is the varieties in the model's body type.
Yu and I went to this ceramic artshow in Rolling Hills tonight, and it was a very inspiring show. check it out if you are nearby.
Today's model was really good (though my drawing wasn't so good.) According to my friend, he is a pretty well-known model around here, and he's been a model for a quite long time. He didn't take a break for the first hour and half, just kept posing and posing, and got everyone into the zone. Everyone, including myself, seemed a little exhausted on the 2nd half of the class.
I totally forgot to announce this, but there was an opening reception last Friday for a group show, in which Yu was exhibiting some of her artworks. The show will be open for a month till Nov 22, so if you are free and in LA, please go check it out. I was there for the reception, and it was pretty good exhibit. There were lots of great art.
What: Sacred Memories
When: Oct 28th to Nov 22nd.
Time: 10am- 3pm
Where: The Pico House Gallery. 424 N Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
My last work was about looking up, so this time I wanted to look down.
I went to the nearby park to do some meditation. I was sitting on the grass like this, looking down vacantly at some ants wandering around. For the ants, the little grass area was pretty much their whole world. I started thinking it would be cool if I were looking down at our own world.
P.S. Limited edition prints may become available for purchase if anybody is interested.
I didn't have too many drawings I liked today, but I tried a couple of different style, some of which I thought turned out okay. Today's model was very good with posing, but her elderly body was difficult to draw.
My new illustration work is very close to be finished. Stay tuned. It'll be posted here soon.
I had a pretty good time drawing today. Especially in the first half. Maybe doing a little study on some awesome artists' figure drawing before the class helped. I tried more linear approach today, and enjoyed it a lot.
I was a little off mostly today. I had hard time captureing the model's slender body. But I kinda liked this portrait. I'm happy with the likeness though I don't like the kind of cartoony look of it. This was 10-min pose.
This week's figure drawing. The new session just started, (It actually started last week, but I couldn't make it because I had to go to my friend's wedding) so this is first time in a little while. This session is 12-week session instead of 6 weeks like before. So, it's a little more commitment. I hope it's going to do well for my skill improvement.
The first class in any session is always like catch-up for me, so I spent most time adjusting myself back to the life drawing mode. I didn't like any of the longer poses like 10mins and 15mins, so I decided to post ones from 5-min poses. I thought the one above was pretty interesting pose.
Every week, I do at least 2 pages of sketches on my little sketchbook. I've been doing this for years now. And when I have spare time, I pick a drawing and practice my coloring with photoshop.
I did the original drawing of this one on Aug 6th 2o11. I don't remember exactly what I was thinking, but I do remember remembering it was the day the atomic bomb "Little Boy" was dropped in Hishoshima 66 years ago. I think I was wishing if the atomic bomb were something more comical like this.
Now I just remember Otomo Katsuhiro did something very similar a long time ago with watermelon. oh well...
We just had what it seemed like the hottest days of the year. It cooled down quite bit over night. It looked as if it were the last finale to celebrate the end of the summer. We don't have so much of Fall around here. It's going to be our "usual"or "normal" weather which we seem to have 3/4 of a year.
I started making this piece a while ago. (It started out like this.) I got distracted in the middle, and having some time off made me not want to continue. But, I finally made myself get back to it a few weeks ago, and was pretty close to be done. However, I kept retouching and changing here and there, and now I have come to the conclusion that I just have to stop.
So here it is.
I think it's done. I'm glad that I didn't give up.
Today's figure drawing. This was my second time to see this model. He does very static, symmetrical poses which is pretty interesting, but hard to draw correctly. I ended up doing more portraits than usual. His face was very hard to capture also.
Digital painting study from last week's figure drawing. I usually like my painting while I'm painting, and start not liking so much after posting, and eventually hate it after a few days. But this time, I'm still liking this one. will see how it looks like after a few days.
By the way, I installed OS X Lion and I really don't like lots of new interfaces. Especially Mission Control. If you like Spaces and Expose of Snow Leopard, I strongly recommend not to upgrade. It's sad to say it, but Apple did really bad job about the user experience, which, I thought, they were pretty good at.