Friday, March 4, 2016

View from a Starbucks 02/26/16

View from Starbucks on Walker and Avenue of the Americas, Ink on Paper, 9"x12", 2016
I was waiting for my class to start and had about an hour of time to do a sketch. So I drew this picture trying to get as much detail as quick as I could.

The store is Soho Pharmacy and is the nearest Pharmacy to the school, So it has become a regular stop for last minute office supplies, toothpaste and umbrellas. It's kind of expensive, but so is most everything in the city. 

I probably should work in a few more colors for these particular sketches of environments.

Anatomy Drawing 2015-02-25 - Lecture Sketch

Anatomy Drawing - Sketching During the Lecture 9"x12', Ink on Paper.
I think I'm getting sick. I can tell because 6 hours of drawing is not seeming as appealing as it normally is. I will power through it.

I did a great sketch during the demo today. Amaya was demoing building tones. I should have included the drawing.

I'm loving the Tombow Pens again. I think I will be using them for a stretch. I'm loving how I'm able to quickly capture a location with the pens. Not only creating a figure, but a setting and a room.   

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Anatomy Drawing #2 - Devin Week 2 - 02/25/2016

Melvin Day 2 of 4, 20"x30", Graphite and Shellac on Paper, 2016
Day 2 of the drawing.

Got a lot blocked in today. I worked on the model breaks to add the background of the drawing.  I think the semi organic shape of the cloth pinned in the background adds a lot to the drawing.  I really want to give more space for the model to exist in.

I worked today mainly on the half-tones of the drawing.  Half tones are all the areas of tone between the highlights and the shadow shapes. That is probably what I am going to be working on for the remaining 2 days.

I also added the highlights with white chalk to key the lightest light parts of the drawing.  This method of drawing operates on the fact that marks are relative to there surroundings. So having a representation of the lightest lights of the figure allows you to gauge them and adjust them slowly.

These classes zip by when im in them. I feel like the 6 hours of drawing evaporates like it was nothing. I'm sure that's not the case for the model.