Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Classwork - Structual Anatomy - Watercolor

Classwork - 11/11/2015, 18"x24", watercolor 

So, the écorché exercise went well this morning. In the afternoon, we had to do drawings of the back of our model. I did the above watercolor. The focus was on the large muscle groups of the back.

I think the painting works, but I think I'm moderately successful at defining the muscle groupings. The value of the ecorché exercise and learning anatomy is being able to add that knowledge to a piece when the visual information is lacking. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Figure Drawing 2015-11-07 - Luca

Luca 11/09/15, Conté on Paper, 3'x5'
Working big again. This time in black and white instead of toned paper. The drawing is powerful to stand in front of because of its scale and contrast. I am liking what I'm able to get done in the four hours of my six hour of class, but there are some problems with this drawing.

I am liking the effect of the chamois to give a base tone to things. It lets me pull texture in the highlights with an eraser and is making a nice effect on his chest

I am a little unhappy with the right hand and foot. The foot especially looks kind of flat.