More figure drawings, old and new. I’ll get right to them!
(Click on the image to see the full-length sketch.) Done at a life drawing session at Glendale Community College (GCC), some years ago. Toned paper and pastel (or maybe colored Conté crayon, I can’t be sure.) I like how these turned out; I’ll have to do more like them!
I found several large sketchbooks with some figure drawings in them. One sketchbook was newsprint, which means the paper is already starting to go brown. (Newsprint is not acid-free.) The other sketchooks fared better. I will gradually digitize them and put them online, because . . . well, that’s what art blogs are for, right? 😉 I’ve also got some more weekly figure drawing sessions to catch up on. I’m continuing to attend the sessions at the Got ART gallery, which I’m enjoying a lot. The three-hour sessions and the opportunity to have longer poses is wonderful.
I found some old paintings buried in the garage, and found a few to be interesting enough to bring inside. Some of these paintings bring back such good memories, of simpler times and of loved ones that are now no longer with us.
This painting, done when I was 19, was a gift for my father’s birthday. For reference, I used a photo taken by one of my sisters of our six-toed cat. My dad loved that cat.
Getting this painting digitized was a challenge because it was too big for my standard flatbed scanner (which scans up to 8-1/2 x 11 inches). I scanned the painting in parts and then pieced them together in Photoshop. I think that worked fairly well, so that’s great news!
To get this blog started, here are some samples of my figure drawing, done in pencil. Some of this art is MODERATELY NOT SAFE FOR WORK.
Drawn at a figure drawing class I attended a while ago at McGroarty Arts Center in Sunland-Tujunga, California. I don’t recall why the model looks like he’s putting on make-up, but there is this memory of him having some fun with his poses!
Model wearing Civil War garb, at an October 2011 figure drawing session held at the GotArt gallery. GotArt is a wonderful resource for accessible and affordable figure drawing, plus I am enjoying their once-a-month session with a clothed, costumed model.
(Click on the image to see the whole thing.) A longer (for me!) 15-minute pose of a model, from a figure drawing class held at Communiversity.