December 23, 2017

On our way to the holidays

Lots has been going on as we careen toward the holidays. I'm excited for some time off but it wont really be off at all, my list just seems to be growing and growing but regular figure drawing is still happening. every Wednesday 7 -  10 pm at Atelier Artista.
Marla came in for two Mondays evening sessions for private study with some Art friends.

I had a really off day with lots of interruptions and didn't manage to get out anything I was happy with.
We were very lucky to get to draw Jenn who is pregnant with twins another evening.

Last Wednesday Alexia came and posed for our regular Wednesday evening figure drawing session.
We have so much fun figure drawing here....

December 10, 2017

Liquid Imagination with Alexia Day

After a long day I was given the opportunity to participate in Mark Northcott's Liquid Imagination at Atelier Artista.  We did a lot of short poses and though I felt rusty and fatigued I was really glad I took part by the end of it.

Final Arts Academy day @ ACAD

We ended off the Arts Academy class with using our drawing skills on a fun game, but before we did the students created their final pieces with an open choice of media after a course overview and review.

December 8, 2017

"Window-shading" the sketched figure

Lately my figure drawing process has become window-shading. its a fast way, after a general lay in, to capture and render from head to toe. This time I didn't quite make it to the end and left the foot unfinished revealing my process. Essentially "window-shading" is an area by area method of working on the piece after the overall composition has been drawn in. Below is the one I did from the last figure drawing session at Atelier Artista.

If you'd like to join in the fun we draw from life every Wednesday night 7 - 10 pm at Atelier Artista located n the fourth floor of cSPACE!

December 3, 2017

Live String Quartet @ atelierartista

Take a look at Atelier Artista's regular Wednesday evening group. We were blessed by a pleasant treat, we had a live string quartet while our male model Devin did long pose. You can have a look and listen to the little iphone video I show below. Sorry viewers, no nude male model recorded here.
Here is another glimpse into the night. The sound was so much more than I could have anticipated. So much volume without amplification. Here is the drawing after the second sitting, I almost feel this is enough and I could have left it at that..........and then once the time has run out and the drawing has come to completion, after some help from my friends both in eyes and with hands :D

and below is another video with the sweet sounds of the string quartet for your enjoyment.

(Figure drawing+) Classes coming to an end

I had 3 of my classes at ACAd come to a close this week.

 In my drawing 1 class we tied up the semester by revisiting what we began with which is a self portrait project so that we could see what they had learned over the 10 weeks.
I managed to get in a bit of drawing time in of Melanin during the final figure drawing class on the last pose of the fall semester. The students had an opportunity to push their rendering in the long pose  below:

 Nice work, I can't wait to continue on next semester where we will delve deeper into the anatomy and discuss sub surface tissue and muscles.