Sunday, June 22, 2008

last of the zoo inspiration. Decided to play with the last of the medium gray paper by working a white image. Just for play. Wasn't going to post but it is becoming a habit. This is a small piece. Letter size.

The books of my youth. These are books that I checked out of the library so often that on the sign out slip, it appeared that I was the only person who checked these books out. Actually, the Frazettas, George Perez, Fairies and Killing Joke were mine. Being a comic book geek, that is what I wanted to do. But, as with most midwestern youths, it was not deemed a worthy occupation in the household.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Illustrators that I love. Just some, there are so many. Some of the ones that I have yet to post would be: Paul Calle', NC Wyeth, Alphonse Mucha, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Lisbeth Zwerger, Scott Gustafson, David Catrow, Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Alan Lee, John J. Muth, George Pratt, Chris Payne,

A list of some of the drawing books that are out there of good quality. Good items to request from you library or book store. There are many more, but these are some of my favorites. All represent some of the best of contemporary figure drawing.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Gray Lady: It is as done as it will get. I have learned a lot on these 3 pieces. Hopefully I will be able to apply these learnings and move forward to new things.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Blue Girl 2: The start of a tall skinny. Scrap paper is nothing to sneeze at, especially when it watermarks up the paper. Thank you, I'll be here all week... try the fish.
No promises, I will attempt to loosen up as the drawing lowers. Sort of like Ingres did, only sloppier and less refined.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Gray Profile: started yesterday morning. will continue today. This is a scan after the first morning's work. We shall see what becomes of her. I heard a wise person once say that an artist spends the first session creating a drawing and the rest of the sessions screwing it up and fixing series after series of mistakes due to indecision. Yep, sounds about right for me.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Blue Girl is drawn... well stage 3 is that all the tones are down. Now I go in after a break and see what is there that needs to be pulled forward, what needs to be pushed back, what needs to be flat out eliminated.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

blue girl continued. It's World Drawing Day. So, i worked in the blue girl. Started to lay in some values. Nothing big, just a progress report. Now, off to mow the jungle that is our yard.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Blue Girl: Starting a new drawing. This one I am taking from a gifted artist, Lacey Lewis, I am going to scan this in real time so that stages of work can be seen. We'll see how this goes. The final piece is full figure, but the scanning time is short, so here is what is started.