Monday, March 26, 2007

Figure drawing #3

I have been doing a lot of figure drawing work lately, including teaching a college course. I've liked it, and actually have noticed some improvement in my drawings, maybe just by thinking more about some of the process.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Figure drawing #2

A figure drawing I did. Sometimes I do large 18"x24" drawings from photos or drawings of great artists as a way to practice my linework. I find if I do one the night before a real life drawing I get much better results. It also helps to have more time, not being rushed between models breaks, etc. One problem I am still working on is my habit of high key drawing, I never get darks as dark as I would like, this drawing benefits from the contrast edit tool.
This is done from a reference I have from William Whitaker. A great artist. Check out an interesting and useful demo of his painting technique here.
Also, for some unbelievable examples of flawless figure drawings, see Adam Ford's figure drawing sight here. I highly recommend copying his work for great instruction.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Sketchbook #10

I've been away but here is a drawing. It is Scooter Libby if you know who that is. I have always preferred profiles.