Lots of figure drawing lately. It is good to draw like this again. I went to a class in Alpharetta, the ‘Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group’. They have a nice academic format, ten to twenty one minute warm ups, then some five and ten minute drawings. Oh and did I mention the cookies, lots of cookies. Then after a cookie break we do some longer poses.
On this day, my first time at the event I forgot to note the times for each drawing… fear not I will fix that in the future.
This was a short pose, I felt like warming up with hands. First time sketch live models in two plus years.
More hands to warm up, feeling good now.
I am able to get some back and face in this one, I think the lighting was very challenging, that’s a good thing, so it took a minute to find my values.
Now some feet.
Shoulders and chest.
Toes, need to do some toes… Fake means from memory. While she was changing poses, maybe..
Ahh a slightly longer pose. I like the ‘lay’ of the hand in this one.
Again the light was challenging I remember trying to find shadows.
This was a long pose 10 or 15 minutes, I think…
The model was switching poses and seamed so naturally at rest while she rubbed her hands, I think it might have been cold in the studio.
Last and longest pose.
This is an old piece I found hiding in a friends room, it was never finished. I thought about re-working the canvas but decided to digitally work it instead. This is my first attempt. I’m using Paper53 on the iPad with a digital stylus ‘Pencil’, all very strange and fun. #madewithpaper / fiftythree.com
I picked up the prints today, the boys where examining them. I will be shipping them today and tomorrow. There is one left, I will be taking it to Sis and Moons.
I’m really happy the way this all worked out. I’m thinking I will do this again.
If you draw but don’t do it in a computer (photoshop, illustrator, and more) you are going to enjoy Paper 53, it’s on the iPad. They have just released some new brushes and I am liking the roller (fill tool). Now some self promotion… look what i did with it. If you are inclined Please! add your drawing to the comments as I would love to see them!
Car trip from Atlanta to Los Angeles.
My old neighborhood.
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“Woman in fall” 2015, acrylic on canvas.
FYI: If anyone wants to pay for the printing I will gladly send you a print! 16X20, on canvas, varnished and on a .75” standard stretching bar ($60.23). Shipping’s on me! Cause I like you guys, or I’ll drive it over and drink your beer!
The original will be at ‘Sis & Moon’s‘ after it get backs from ‘Gallery Street‘ printers.
Four small new paintings, rocking a few little canvases. These are cute vignettes, pick them up before they are gone.
‘The phone call’ an acrylic on canvas 24×27. A pink and yellow pallet. This piece showcasing sherif Ester.
Just finished “the wedding guest” a 24×18 inch acrylic painting. Using a violet and orange pallet on this one, last on was pink and yellow.
Coast To Coast Clock
Making new clocks with custom faces. One set to each coast time, set inside a, neat, found lunchbox clock. screw driver and watercolors will travel.
Starting with face and some random painted part, see the ‘eye’ near cloths pin.
Sub-garden in the clock…
Rainy day planning set into the clock…
The start… mixing and planning
Two more… that makes four, five more to go. Why plaid I do not know but there will be a bunch of them soon, contact your nearest Sis and Moon’s in Alpharetta for more information.
Horzey, like running fast while sleeping under a tree, watch out for the pine cones