Tuesday, April 28, 2009

figure #29

Finally a live figure drawing done in my sketchbook that is a little more consistent with my regular drawing style. It has a much more polished look.
I would guess the structure is done in about 15 minutes the 20 minutes on the face and about 45 minutes on the hair. Total about an hour and a half.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Taft again

I'm sorry for my absence. Too many competing priorities.

I wasn't satisfied with Taft's shape but this is better.

"What's your favorite dinosaur?"
"Velociraptor!" "Velociraptor!"
"Did we just become best friends?"

Tuesday, April 07, 2009


After a long absence, a digital painting is ready to make an appearance. Don't read anything into the meaning because there is none, just done for the sake of an interesting narrative.
I've been a big fan of Thomas Fluharty's digital work. He doesn't try to hide the digital feel to it and there is an appealing mix of hard and soft edges. It's like a digital version of "painterly". This painting has a little of that with a more unfinished feel around the edges.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

figure #28

A recent figure drawing. This model obviously didn't feel the need to comb his hair for this session.

I think my drawings from life have a different indefinable quality to them then those done from photos. Maybe less refined but more natural? I don't know.