There was an Odd Fellows meeting this Tuesday and I used it as an opportunity to give this painting out. It is both good practice and great fun to do these drawings during the meetings.
Painting helps me to focus on what's going on and it gives pleasure to the people I paint. So it is win-win.
This painting is of Jerri. She is the wife of the current leader of the organization and head of the scholarship committee. This is a good likeness, although her face here is a little bigger then it should be. It is my bane, it seems, making the heads too big for the figures. I am getting better at it, though. Practice!
Yesterday was figure drawing at the Honolulu Art Academy and I rocked last night's class. I am really happy with the pages from yesterday. Above is arguably my favorite of the night. It is three 2 minute gestures with a 30 minute pose on top.
"Thirty minutes?" You say, "I thought the classes pose were 20 minutes."
They normally are, but someone had the great idea of one longer pose at the end and I really thank them. This was a reclining pose so I cropped the figure like that on purpose and I think it creates a neat effect. Looking back on the figures, I was really liking the yellow ocher and the red that night. I think they look great together in this drawing. The red shadows look really neat, too.
You can see my process with these in this one above. During the 10 two minute gesture poses, I filled up four pages with drawings to use later in the night. Then during the longer poses I placed them with the figures and the wash background. Last night, I doubled up on the set of poses on a single page, so I have this page of gesture drawings. A pretty good set of them at that.
This page is two 2 minute gesture drawings in pen, with two 5 minute poses, with a 10 minute pose and a 20 minute pose. I really like this page. There is such a play between all the figures on the page. I really like this page.
I really like this page as well. There is such a nice mood and feeling in this drawing. It came out very well.
Not sure how this crop of it looks. If it improves the drawing or not.
This life drawing class is on Monday at 7PM.
It is located at the The Honolulu Museum of Art School, formerly the
Academy Art Center at Linekona. There is a 10 dollar class fee.
"Naked is a human commodity. Nudity is God's art."
This is a really nice page of gestures. I especially like the drawing on the upper left corner.
Here is that figure cleaned up and cropped.
I used a black tambo pen for this set of drawings. The drawing class is on Fridays at WCC at 9:30 AM. There is a 5 Dollar Class fee. The college vision is Ka Mālamalama o ke Ko‘olau - “Enlightening Ko‘olau.” The school is a jewel in the University of Hawaii system.