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Tuesday night’s figure drawing event, look at (iPad and Paper53) work.

woman sitting on a large chair by alex feliciano

Tuesday’s bi-monthly Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group.

This week was destiny came to model for us. I was teaching my Street Art class till 7:30 so showed up a bit late. I missed the one minute warm-up poses. Great lighting as always and the snacks are good although right now i’m working on my heath so no cookies.

 

I got there just in time for the last two five minute poses.

Red pen, woman stretches with hands forward by alex feliciano

Line drawing in Red ink of Destiny stretching with hands forward. Five minute pose.

Red pen, woman hunched and resting by alex feliciano

Hunched and resting, line drawing with red ink of Destiny, five minute pose.

arch of a woman's back, by Alex Feliciano

One leg forward, sitting on a large black cushion, Painting with shapes using the roller tool in Paper 53 in pink and mauve tones. Destiny, ten minute pose.

woman leaning back on one hand by Alex Feliciano

This painting of Destiny resting on one hand, using orange tones, last ten minute pose.

 

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Painting with purple tones, while Destiny sits in a large chair.

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Painting with red pillow, a twenty minute pose while Destiny naps.

 

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Last Pose of the night, a purple toned painting of destiny while she rests with her feet up.

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Figure drawing event, Sketchbook (iPad and Paper53) look.

alex feliciano at figure drawing group, drawing scott

I brought an iPad to the bi-monthly Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group.

The Group brought in Scott to pose he’s the first male model in a long time and it’s the first time using my iPad at a life drawing event. Tonights sketches all posted below. We started, like most sessions, with one Minute poses.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

I took a minutes to make a quick pallet. As the night went on i added a pink and yellow.5 minute figure drawing group, Alex Feliciano

Big fills with ‘Roller’ tool.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

I’m using #Paper53 to do the drawings. The ‘Roller’ tool is my favorite!

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Still just doing one minute drawings I feel a bit clumsy with the iPad, new media is always funny at first.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Scott is throwing down great one min poses.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

 

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Legs, one minute drawing.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Nope, jump to a new page.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Better, this is the last one minute figure drawing.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Ok five minute figure drawing are flowing better. I and able to break out shapes and show some structure.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

More of Scott as captured by Alex Feliciano and his magic tablet.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Getting a bit easier now. More colors added to the pallet.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Nice hands in this one.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Hard pose, I was really trying to capture tention might go back and rework this at a later time.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

More great hands, thanks Scott

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

working on the iPad is tuff but the ease of switching colors makes up for it, I’m using Paper53 on an iPad Pro and Apple pencil,

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Now we venture into the 10 minute poses. Hello Detail, can this thing do it?

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Yes it can, Another 10 minute figure draw by Alex Feliciano with Paper 53.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

10 minutes  adding yellow to the pallet.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Fingers, nope, next page please.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Fingers, Better, figure drawing of Scott with pole extension.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

P.S. Scott has a light beard and because I don’t get many dudes modeling for me and none with beards I’m like WTF.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

20 Minutes, I’m switching to a pencil tool on the iPad.

And the last figure drawing of the night, 20 minutes, Thank you Scott.

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Bear Head Is On The Move

cardboard bear head on graffiti wall background

This weekend update:

I packed up the minivan with tons of painting supplies, lots of cardboard, glue guns, and two kids and headed to Sis and Moons to start an large installation (still in progress). The kids Helped me unpack boxes of paint and odds and ends, in the process earned some choice pieces of cardboard, and settled in the back to work on their totem pole (thanks Chris).
Below is a picture of one canvas we use in the ‘Street Art‘ class and my new wall.

The bear head strapped to the top of the van, lots of cardboard and a minivan full of paint.

I started by cutting and trimming down the Bear Head costume. The shoulder pads, chest plate, and back panels where removed. I also removed some underlying structure inside the head. I pulled out the glue guns and started adding new support structures  and prepping it for a flat wall.

I took a few minutes to add some color. On the right you can see the back of the bear head and some body panels that were removed and on the floor,

I moved the head to the table for more trim and paint. I also started a border around the head.

Four hours of me working on the bear and the wall.

 

After the border around the bearhead was done I measured the wall to plan out where the bear was going to go, getting late on a saturday 1 maybe 2 am and then I started painting.

Bear head almost in place. All the parts starting to come together.

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74 Post-it notes

74 Post-it notes

Completely bonkers. I was cleaning my desk and kept finding little drawings mixed in with meeting notes. well this is all of them. Some of the Post it notes are from 2012 when I was working at WebMd.

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Figure drawing event, Sketchbook look.

Alex Feliciano figure drawing at the drawing event

First of the year Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group.
Thanks for the great event, Ann M. rocked it, and the Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group started my year off great. Tonights sketches all posted below.

 

Twenty minute sessions:

The shadows tonight were great, the light was behind her and she was bathed in shadows. I had to really work to see the subtle changes.

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figure drawing sketchbook page

Ten minute sessions:

I have finished this book, next book is a bigger spiral bound, I’m very excited to wreck a new one.

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Five minute sessions:

The HANDS! She had great hand, holding wonderfully, casting shadows, and interesting archs… nailed it.

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Three minute sessions:

When you go from One minute poses to three minute… you feel like you could finish every drawing.

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figure drawing sketch book page, alex feliciano

figure drawing sketch book page, alex feliciano

figure drawing sketch book page, alex feliciano

figure drawing sketch book page, alex feliciano

figure drawing sketch book page, alex feliciano

 

One minute sessions:

Great poses, the negative space made my job very easy.

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Winter holiday (more) cards. My gift to you… free to print.

Winter Holidays

These are some of the “Sketches of Winter Holidays”, enjoy and share.
Free to download, Free to print, Free to mail, and Free to share. Not for re-sale.

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‘Tending the Flock’

$0.00, ‘Tending the Flock’. Just click on the image above and large version will open on a new page, right click on that large image and save it, or print it. Not for re-sale.

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‘Lost Gloves’

$0.00, ‘Lost Gloves’. Just click on the image above and large version will open on a new page, right click on that large image and save it, or print it. Not for re-sale

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‘The Whole World’

$0.00, ‘The Whole World. Just click on the image above and large version will open on a new page, right click on that large image and save it, or print it. Not for re-sale

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Bear head turns into Bear suit.

Alex Felicano in Cardboard bear costume

The day has come, halloween is here, and all this work is worth it. Gio has his afro cardboard frankenstein, Oscar is rocking a full cardboard Pokemon Charizard, Damien is welding a pair of custom cardboard katanas, and Alex is suited up as a cardboard bear.
Alex, Gio, Damien and Oscar Dressed up for halloween 2016

This is a shot of the Bear at work, before the Costume contest, second place!

costume of a bear made out of cardboard

Don’t Shoot, I did not take the Picnic baskets and I am not a zombie.

Kurt pointing a gun at Alex Feliciano in Cardboard bear costume

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Bear Head

A cardboard Bear Head, of the left side built Alex Feliciano

Pushing hard towards halloween, flowing with Cardboard and Hot Glue, here is a picture of the Bear Head. You can check out earlier pics here. I’m happy with the head, I will be starting the suit next. Worried about the paint job, cardboard nude or custom paintjob?

After halloween I will get back to the Clem Heads.
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Adding lots of detail, looking for the feeling of fur.

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I’ve never built a bear head before. but i have always wanted to build a large animal costume. Alex Feliciano, ” I might make it in time for halloween”.  We will see.

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I really like this view. I think about painting it and wonder how to go about it, I have lots of crazy sketches and this dog head from a few years back.

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Painting, it begins..again

I have been spending a lot of time this year sketching, in ‘@FiftyThree‘ s Paper53 app on the ipad or at the live drawing events held by #Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group. I think it’s time to start painting now. Working with brushes is flowing like it should. I start to paint after the kids go to bed then I lookup… and the sun is peeking in. Feels great to lose that much time.

Three 40″x30″ canvases, and I have a 40″x70″ that i need to sand and surface. These pieces are still in progress, the one in the center is close to being done.

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Working on some, overdue, new pieces for #‎sisandmoon‬‘s. Lots of work to do but it’s coming out like it hasn’t in awhile.

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Green dog is going to get finished. it has been kicking around the studio for a few years. this one is going to be therapeutic.