May 30, 2017

Draw 'til you drop

Since my last posts have had figure drawing in them I figured now was the best time to share some of my sketched from this past week-end Draw 'til you drop event hosted at Molson Coors building in Bridgeland.  I offered to lend my drawing donkeys and an easel to the event and took part in drawing the models over the week-end. Amazingly the majority of them fit in my CRV without folding them.

Here are some of the pages from my newsprint pad. Below are warm ups of a min and more all the way to the longest pose I did which was 40 min in two 20 min. sits.

Day 2 begins here with warm ups with Will.

May 29, 2017

Figure Drawing session 2 @ ACAD

Going around the classroom you get to see how the artists view the model and you get a sense of the model in the round, 3D space made up with multiple 2d viewpoints.

May 23, 2017

People doing portraits

My Tuesday portrait drawing and painting classes have passed the point of the study of the placement and proportions and all the planes of the individual parts and individual parts and have now moved into the nitty gritty. The first challenge being to drawing a self portrait in the mirror.

We often quickly go over this review of order and placement of the facial features.
 We have to remind to burn it into our mind.
For future reference and to train our eye.
That way the parts are put in the right place in proper proportion from the start.
We want these to like like someone we should know very well.
By the end of the class they begin to.
 In paint we block in dark and light.
And pay homage to the gift that is our parents.

May 15, 2017

Still life studies - hard textures

This past Still life studies session was focused on seeing hard textures and conveying with mark making and contrast.   Also we had Merlin visit earning the glorious title of studio dog for the day!

May 9, 2017

More figure drawing from Wednesday

Every Wednesday 7-10 pm at Atelier Artista we host long pose drawing for only $20 + gst. So, whether you want to draw or paint and you want to study the human form you can come do it. We had a lot of drawers this session so we worked a few more warm ups before settling into the longer pose. See some of whats up below.

Go here for more info and to sign up: