Thursday, September 15, 2011

.... need coffee.... useless title....

This week certainly has gone by quick, I can't believe it's Thursday already. Today is my last day of classes for the week, and tomorrow I leave for a weekend at home. I'm really looking forward to it, I've been gone for almost 2 weeks, and even though it doesn't feel very long, I think it's perfect timing for a refreshment period at home.

The real reason I'm going home is for a workshop at my old school being taught by John Dix, who is "an American trained ceramic artist living in Kobe, Japan." He does primarily wood-fired work out of his two-chamber anagama-hybrid kiln.

Anywho, we worked on portraits today in figure drawing, and I wanted to share them with you. We had the same model as last class.

The first position I had to draw was a profile, and the light was very harsh, making for good shadows to help define the face.

AHH! UHG!! EHH!? I really hate this one, and don't think it captures the likeness of the model in any way. The lighting was hard to pick up on, and I couldn't capture any of the model's elegant lines at all. Yuck!

I'm most satisfied with this profile. Profiles are much easier in some ways, a lot of obvious characteristics of one's face can be seen in their profile. I spent most of my time trying to capture the proper silhouette of her face, and gently adding in the soft shadows because a) the lighting was soft, b) it helps show the model's beautiful features.

I really like this model, and didn't expect to enjoy drawing a thin model. She was really angular, and had really amazing poses, so it was fun and interesting to draw her. Next week we have a new model, I can't wait!

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