Friday, December 27, 2013

Tooling Around with Pencils and Stuff

Sat at the easel with a photo up on the monitor and made a drawing with pencil and charcoal. Not a bad likeness. Took as long as as Echo & The Bunnymen's OCEAN RAIN wich is about 37 minutes. Thought it'd be fun to colour it in with photopaint.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Portrait work at Life Drawing

Still not feeling particularly motivated to do much right now. Work's busy, Christmas is fast approaching and it's hot. At life drawing this week I decided to devote a couple of the longer poses to portraits. The first, on the left, from a twenty minute pose looked really wonky so after looking at it today in my work room I decided his face was too wide on the right and his left eye was all wrong. So I blacked it out and now it's heaps better. At least it looks like a human head. Neither is a good likeness I'm afraid, but I do like what happened with the hair.

I'm reminded of other times I realised things were getting too serious and determined to have more fun. I just can't think of anything fun I want to make right now.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

more sketchy portraits

More sketchies of the young'ns. All these are on A3 size paper prepared with a coloured wash. The temptation to keep messing with the wonky looking bits is huge but I am resisting. The goal is speed and accuracy.