Sunday, April 28, 2013
The really nice thing about drawing this as opposed to the practice I am doing such as life drawing and cast drawing is that I have no tempation to jump into form molding which is the fun part. So I can really focus on the practice of getting the drawings correct which is where I really struggle.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
|Bargue Plate 1|
This is the first plate in the book and I really enjoyed it as I really like the foreshortening. I have done almost four of the plates so far and am alternating between plate drawing, still life cast drawings and life drawing to keep things interesting. I would highly recommend the book but if you want to try out a few of the plate drawings before making the investment, there are several copies of the first plate floating around the web to practice from. Heck the book is worth it even just to admire the beautiful reproductions...as I have been doing for the past four years.
Friday, April 19, 2013
|Graphite Study - 11x14'|
Unfortunately I am working from a photo for this portrait and a lot of the structure is lost in the photo so I tried to really focus on building up her facial features using the knowledge I have been getting from my life drawing classes and anatomy studies. I need to study anatomy a lot more so expect some strange skull and muscular sketches in the future!
I hope I have learned enough to start the oil painting in the near future.