Friday, July 23, 2010

Katarina #2 - Finished



Think I'll call it quits on this second drawing of Katarina. I've done as much as I can without actually seeing her in the pose again. Remember to double click on the photo for a larger version. Let me know what you think of it.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Alexis, Sketch



This is a quick drawing following Michael Grimaldi's instruction during the class a few weeks ago.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Another Katarina, Progress



Here's Katarina after a few more hours. Double click on the image for a larger picture.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Another Katarina



Since the Grimaldi workshop, I've been doing some practice work on a drawing of Katrina, using what I learned from both Michael and Juliette (Aristides whose workshop was in January, my first figure drawing efforts). Let me know what you think. It's only in progress, not nearly finished.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Recovery!



Sorry I've been gone so long... I've finally recovered from the two weeks with Michael Grimaldi in the life drawing class. It was incredibly helpful and extremely intense--at least for me it was lots of hard word mixed with some fun and some really nice people from all over the country. I was exhausted after the first week...one day I even slept in the car at lunch and one afternoon I skipped out completely to go home and rest.

Besides the workshop being very focused and concentrated, there was so much information that I couldn't sleep at night for thinking about all the 'stuff' from that day's session. It was listed as an advanced class, and believe me, it was. I can't help but think that much of the information went right over my head. Now I'm reading and re-reading Anthony Ryder's book and it's reinforcing and repeating what I heard from Michael.

I don't have much to show from the two weeks, since it was not directed at a finished product, but at learning and practicing. The little sketch above is just a small 'composition' drawing, i.e. a quick drawing to determine if you like the arrangement and composition of the pose and your work. This model was so very beautiful. Alexandra. Peaceful and calm.