Monday, May 31, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 31, 2010

40 Minute Pose


Happy Memorial Day!  

It's the officially unofficial official start of Summer! 


Hooray!  I've been posting daily for about 6 weeks!  That said, I think I'll be slowing down with the posts for a while--only posting two or three times a week, give-or-take.  We'll see.  I'm hoping to start doing some larger projects, which I may be posting in an all-new blog.  Or something.  Again, we'll see...  :-)


This was done with ball-point pen on 9" x 12" Canson 100# Bristol Board.

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 30, 2010

5 Minute Pose

It's time for yet another figure drawing!  This one's a bit different from my usual pictures.  The picture was originally charcoal on white paper, but it didn't shoot well at all.  In adjusting the Levels in PhotoShop, I got this instead.  I sorta like the effect, though, and thought I'd post it.


This was done with charcoal and charcoal pencil on 9" x 12" Strathmore 70# drawing paper.  The colors were adjusted in PhotoShop.

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 28, 2010

40 Minute Pose

This is from the same session as the previous post.  While the painting itself is OK, this didn't turn out nearly as well as I would have wished (the face is a little off).  And, once again, just as I started to get my brain wrapped around solving the problem of painting the translucent cloth, the pose was finished.  If only I had another 10-15 minutes to work on this pose.  Sigh...


This was done with watercolor on 11" x 15" Arches 140# Hot Press paper.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 27, 2010

30 Minute Pose

It's another figure drawing!  During this session, the model was draped with a semi-transparent, light-blue material.  It was an interesting effect and a bit tricky try and paint.  It requires lifting with some different art muscles, if you will.  Unfortunately, I was just getting to the point where I was starting to "get" how to get the cloth to look see-through in areas when time was called on the pose.  Oh, well...


This was done in watercolor on 9" x 12" Canson 100# Bristol Board.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 26, 2010

20 Minute Pose

Here's another figure drawing...


This was done with charcoal and carbon pencil on 12" x 18" gray bogus paper.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 25, 2010

40 Minute Pose

Time for another figure drawing!  This model was quite willing to do some more unusual poses... including this one.  :-)


This was done with watercolor on 11" x 14" Arches Hot-Press watercolor paper.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 24, 2010

30 Minute Pose

It's another figure drawing!


This was done with watercolor on 11" x 15" white Stonehenge paper.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 23, 2010

40 Minute Pose

A figure drawing!


This was done with black-and-white acrylic paint on 7" x 10" gessoed illustration board.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 22, 2010

60 Minute Pose

Here's the final one from the previous Red-Light/Blue-Light session.


This was done with pastel on 11" x 15" black Stonehenge (#110) paper.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 21, 2010

5 Minute Pose

Here's another drawing from the same session as the previous ones.


This was done with pastel and pastel pencil on 8-1/2" x 11" black cardstock.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 20, 2010

5 Minute Pose

Here's another figure drawing from the same session as yesterday's posting.



This was done with red and blue pastel and pastel pencil on 8-1/2" x 11" black cardstock. 

This is probably one of my favorite 5 minute drawings so far. 

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 19, 2010

5 Minute Pose

Keeping the streak alive!  I guess I'll be keeping up the daily postings 'til the end of the month, I suppose.  After that, I'll pro'lly be posting about 2-3 times a week, again.  Anyways, on with the show...

This next series was done with a red light and blue light on opposite sides of the model to play with the lighting (the instructor was influenced by Shepard Fairey--who designed the Obama "Hope" poster).  It gives an interesting effect to draw.


This was done with pastel pencil on 8-1/2" x 11" black cardstock.

Once again, the black paper just doesn't shoot quite right for the camera, but this batch wasn't too bad.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 18th, 2010

Hey, it's another drawing!

In honor of my boss, the wife, having a birthday today, here's a drawing based on a photo I snapped a few years ago, which I found cute.  It was around Easter and we had a pair of bunny ears laying about.  I had her put 'em on and give me a faux frownie-face mixed with a smirk.

Happy Birthday, Baby!


This was done in about 2 hours and is charcoal, carbon pencil, white chalk and white acrylic paint on 7" x 10" gessoed illustration board.

The background was painted with various gray tones which I worked over with charcoal and carbon pencil, along with white chalk for the highlights, as well as white acrylic paint.  Overall, I think it turned out pretty well.

And don't even THINK about asking her how old she is...  ;-)

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ADDENDUM:

As an added bonus, I usually create my own birthday cards when I have the time, so I thought I would include the one I created this time around.  I may post others in the future, just for fun... we'll see.

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Inside:


I cut out all the mushy stuff below the fold, if you will, so people don't throw-up in their mouths while reading this.  :-)

This was done in about 90 minutes, give or take.  It is watercolor and ball-point pen done on fawn-colored Stonehenge paper, with Chinese White watercolor for the highlights.  It measures about 4-1/2" x 11" and is folded to make a card which measures 4-1/2" x 5" finished card.  The word bubble was printed out on my laser printer on normal copy paper, cut out, and glued onto the card with rubber cement.  The interior lettering is just my crappy handwriting/printing with a ballpoint pen and Sharpie marker for the extra-bold portion.

Most of the time my birthday cards are a bit more snarky, but this time I guess I decided to cut the boss a break.  ;-)

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 17, 2010

Hey, It's my 100th Post! 

And they said it would never last.  Although, to be fair, I'm sure they were really HOPING it wouldn't last and asking WHY it is lasting this long and WHY don't I stop inflicting these drawings on everyone?  Pure sadism on my part would be the guess...


With apologies to Edvard Munch, this vague caricature of myself was done in about 2 hours.  It took about one hour for the black-and-white drawing with charcoal, carbon pencil, and white chalk on 9" x 12" gray bogus paper.  It was then imported into PhotoShop and colorized, which took another hour or so.

Just for fun, here's the original picture which I shot with a camera on the easel.  Although, now that I look at it, I almost think I like the original black-and-white picture better.  Sigh...


If you look in the background, you can see one of the references I used (again, sorry Edvard!), as well as a sneak peak at tomorrow's picture, too.  :-)

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 16, 2010

30 Minute Pose

Another figure drawing.  This one is also from the same drawing session as the previous post.


This was done with charcoal, carbon pencil, and white chalk on 9" x 12" Strathmore 500 charcoal paper.

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 15, 2010

40 Minute Pose

Here's another figure drawing...


This was done with charcoal, carbon pencil, and white chalk on 12" x 18" Strathmore 500 charcoal paper.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 14, 2010

40 Minute Pose

Another painting from the same drawing session as the previous ones.


This was done with black and white acrylic paint on 8" x 12" gessoed canvas.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 13, 2010

30 Minute Pose

This painting is from the same drawing session as the previous two.


This was done with black and white acrylic paint on 12" x 8"  gessoed canvas.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 12, 2010

25 Minute Pose

Yet another figure drawing!


This was done with charcoal, carbon pencil, and white chalk on 9" x 12" Strathmore 500 charcoal paper.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 11, 2010

15 Minute Pose

A figure drawing!


This was done with charcoal and charcoal pencil on 9" x 12" Strathmore (70#) drawing paper.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 10, 2010

15 Minute Pose

It's another figure drawing...


This was done with charcoal, carbon pencil, and white chalk on 12" x 18" gray bogus paper.

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 9, 2010

15 Minute Pose

Hey, it's yet another figure drawing!


This was done with charcoal and charcoal pencil on 9" x 12" Strathmore (#70) drawing paper.

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 8, 2010

40 Minute Pose

Yet another figure drawing...


This was done with pastel on 12" x 18" Strathmore 500 charcoal paper.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 7, 2010

40 Minute Pose

Hooray!  Another figure drawing!


This was done with charcoal, carbon pencil, and white chalk on 12" x 18" Strathmore 500 charcoal paper.

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 6, 2010

40 Minute Pose

It's figure drawing time...


This was done with charcoal, carbon pencil, and white chalk on 12" x 18" Strathmore 500 Charcoal Paper. 

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 5, 2010

40 Minute Pose

Yet another figure drawing...


This was done with charcoal, carbon pencil, and white chalk on 12" x 18" gray bogus paper.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 4, 2010

30 Minute Pose

Hey, I've been posting daily for two weeks, now.  And, now that I noticed the "Post Option" to schedule postings in the future, I think I'll keep posting daily for a while (I'm a little slow sometimes).  Well, probably for the month of May.  We'll see how it goes after that.  No promises... :-)


This was done with charcoal, carbon pencil, and white chalk on 18" x 24" gray bogus paper.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 3, 2010

30 Minute Pose

Here are a couple figure drawings from the same session.  The warm-up sketch from the previous post is also from the same session, now that I think about it...


This was done with charcoal, carbon pencil, and white chalk on 9" x 12" Strathmore 500 charcoal paper.

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45 Minute Pose



This was done with charcoal, carbon pencil, and white chalk on 12" x 18" Strathmore 500 charcoal paper.

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 2, 2010

5 Minute Pose

It's a figure drawing again...


This was done with charcoal on 9" x 12" Strathmore 300 (#70) drawing paper.

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Figure Drawing for May 1, 2010

10 Minute Pose

Hey, another figure drawing...  And, once again, the drawings on black paper just don't quite shoot right for the blog.  Ah, well...


This was done with white chalk on 8-1/2" x 11" black card stock.

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