Saturday, May 29, 2010

End of Year

The school year is officially over!! That's good, but sad too. We had an end of year show and it is really inspiring to see what everyone has accomplished. This summer will be interesting. I'm hoping to get as much drawing and painting in as possible, but I also need a job or I won't be going back to school next year. I have included a picture of the cast painting I'm working on. I didn't get as far as I would have liked, but I am happy with what I accomplished. There are a few areas I need to go back over, but I feel that it is big step in the right direction. Some of the things that I believe helped were slowing down, using a smaller brush, really trying to get on the form of the cast, and using linen which is really nice to paint on, but very expensive. I also included the final figure drawing for this year.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Drawing and Anatomy

This is going to be my final Cast Painting. I really learned a lot about drawing during the block-in stage of this drawing. The copy I used for the transfer to canvas is almost double the size of the actual drawing (the painted figure will be 25" high).

Below is from from a anatomy drawing workshop at school. Andy Amerol came from California to teach it. We posed a male in the morning and a female in the afternoon with the same pose and then proceeded to draw them, followed by a layer of vellum with the skeletal structure, and then finally a layer of vellum with the muscular structure. It was a great workshop and I learned a lot about anatomy and comparative anatomy in gender.

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