Wednesday, March 20, 2013

HMoA Figure Drawing - 03/19/2013 - Quantae

Monday was figure drawing at the Honolulu Museum of Art.  The model was Quantae; I had a pretty good night.

Above is one of my favorites of the night. This page was the same page I used the last time Sergio modeled. I added the 10 minute pose in the center to the page. The colors of the previous poses, leaking through, create a very dynamic page.

I may use some thinner to create tones on the sides of the page. So the blue color is a little more integrated into the page.

This was the second pose of the night. I really tried to focus on the reclining pose to the top half of Quantae's body. There was a dramatic shadow cast by his shoulder onto his face that I was trying to capture.  The way the shadow cloaked the detail of the face was a lot of fun to draw.

I really like the strong reflected light on the shadow of the arm. 

This was the other page I really liked from that night.I love the way I used the oil pastels in this page. The colors from the earlier drawings are bleeding through nicely. The highlights are looking nice and dramatic. There is a lot of movement in the page but I still managed to describe a lot of the form.

This was the last pose of the night. He took a similar pose last time he modeled. My drawing looks similar. It's nice to see the two and the progress I made in the last seven months.

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 class fee.

"Van Gogh: $12 million. Rembrandt: $13 million. 
Vermeer: $30 million. Gauguin: $39 million. 
You wouldn't guess it from these rock-star price tags, 
but all these artists died in poverty."
 ~ Joseph Hart


  1. Very impressive, love every single one. I like the vibe of strength in the last one and the gestures in the back Full of energy. Greetings from Germany, Kat

  2. Richard I really like your gesture style with in and wash ....