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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.

 

woman sitting on a large chair by alex feliciano

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

woman resting on pillows by alex feliciano

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

 

drawing of a woman resting feet up by alex feliciano

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

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More Post-it note fun

I have been using these little yellow squares like crack, little doodle yellow scraps of sticky paper.
Loving the ‘Stabilo’ point 88 markers.

Doodling while kids are at karate. alway carry markers.

I might make a Block, for printing out of this one. I have never done a multiple print block print, But…

Expanding ‘There’ and ‘Their’ to Oscar (6) while in the middle of a monster doodle fight.

Having a great day and doodling it in small moments of time.

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drawing from Youtube?

Looking around on YouTube and found online figure drawing videos. Very neat stuff, I felt a little clumsy with the remote, iPad, Apple Pencil, and sitting on the couch. The videos are timed and the lighting is nice.

Stay tuned for more drawings

 

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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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Three woman paintings

alex feliciano Post-It notes

Update: Three woman paintings, they are working out. I have been finding moments to paint. Clem reminds me while she finds a warm spot on the floor in the studio. (Thanks Steve for the great easel). Three woman paintings, 30″ x 40″, acrylic on canvas. I have been going to a open sketch group and working up painting based on some of the sketches.

Woman siting in a lawn chair, lite by window light. 30"x40", acrylic on canvas, by alex feliciano

Every painting is getting more pumped to get to the next one.

Woman on couch, napping. 30"x40", acrylic on canvas, by Alex Feliciano

The patterns in this one is making me happy, slowly I go.

Woman sitting with her little dog. 30"x40", acrylic on canvas, by alex feliciano

This is Clem’s favorite painting.

 

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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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Figure drawing event, Sketchbook look.

More figure drawing. I skipped into the figure drawing event today, like a kid going to get ice cream. The model was super and the lighting was challenging (in a good way).

The short 3 and 5 minute poses came first, then a cookie break and then back to drawing with some longer poses.

This time I didn’t forget to note the times for each drawing.

A three minute pose.

Getting into the 3 Minute thing, But I miss my blue pencil.

This one was super awesome, the model was doing a scary ‘ROAR’ pose but kept laughing. Looking at again I think I was able to get that in the drawing.

More three’s

Now some five minute drawings, the light is good on this one. going from 3 min to 5 min feels decadent.

The model has a pole, really focusing in on the hands and fingers.

Another pole 5 minute pole.

A 10 minute pose and I didn’t know what to do with myself, I spent the extra time on the hair.

Toes are very important. I continued working on the head (on the next page) after i ran out of space


Head hair and face, part of the previous 10 minute.

A twenty minute drawing, up went the hair. A had lots of time to think and see shadows.

The model picked up a guitar and I couldn’t resist working on the feet. They very rarely sit still. 20 min to be continued on the next page.
A quick Fun Fact: When I was in school our teacher, Mr Wyroba, had us draw 50 hands and 50 feet. At the time was was perplexed at the breath of such an undertaking. I remember the Michelangelo hand drawings and photocopies out of the ‘Anatomy for the Artist’ hands being passed around like they where cheat sheets. There were also the empty threats to do all fifty as middle finger salutes. I am so grateful for the support of my classmates and that lesson. I talk about the importance of hands and feet as a form of expression when ever I get the chance.

With 5 minutes-ish left I wanted to work on her hand holding the guitar.

Back to the feet for the last minute.

With this 20 minute I wanted to map some color. The light was taunting me with blue shadows.

Yes that is a giant guitar, very flat and it was hard to change my paradigm so I wrote it in.

A nice outline.

The last 15 minute, I think the model fell asleep on this one, I was able to focus on the face here.

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Figure drawing event, Sketchbook look.

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.

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This was a short pose, I felt like warming up with hands. First time sketch live models in two plus years.

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More hands to warm up, feeling good now.

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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.

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Now some feet.

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Toes, need to do some toes… Fake means from memory.  While she was changing poses, maybe..

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Ahh a slightly longer pose. I like the ‘lay’ of the hand in this one.

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Again the light was challenging I remember trying to find shadows.

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This was a long pose 10 or 15 minutes, I think…

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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.

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Last and longest pose.

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Deer In The House, next to cardboard city.

drawing pen and ink deer in a living room, with pink clouds coming from it's humps.

Doodling while eating my noodling. More from the sketchbook, I have had little time to work on paintings but that is because my studio is in a state of neglect becoming the dumping ground for lots of great ideas that need to be worked on.

ink drawing of a front yard with boxes in it.
A bucnch of cardboard boxes taped together for the purpose of entertaining kids for the weekend.
drawing pen and ink deer in a living room, with pink clouds coming from it's humps.
A visit from the methane deer elicits no response from maggie. She is happy to wait till the scene plays itself out. I find the methane deer to be a magical creature and jump up to shoo it out of the house.