Friday, July 22, 2011
I shoot photos at my life drawing class to do this...a study beyond the 15 minute sketches we do from life. This study may lead to a more involved painting but I really like the feel this has. 20x24, though smaller than most of my figurative paintings, ended up being a great size. I also experimented with a different canvas, it's a smoother surface and worked really well for this. Robin V was the model.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
One of my first job offers after Ringling was as a fashion illustrator in Atlanta. I would have taken it but for an offer from Brown Dog Studios to do more of the type of illustration that I wanted to do. This is a recent sample piece for a company looking for some original paintings and drawings for a new space they're designing. They want a bit of a contemporary edge to the works. I'm trying to introduce the contemporary edge in the actual clothing since my work is fairly traditional. The drawing is influenced by a dress by a designer, Yohji Yamamoto. Very cool, simple, bold.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Dancer Emily T is a terrific model. She takes nice poses that aren't always "safe"...even when they're 15 minutes. This is a pretty good example. Arms out from the body, leaning off balance, most of her weight on a small area, in this case, her knee. It usually makes for a fun, lively drawing. $185
Friday, July 8, 2011
Recently sold this drawing to a set designer for the TV show "Parenthood". I signed a release so it could be shown on the set. We'll have to see if it makes the cut! Watch the new season and keep an eye out for it. Tuesday, Sept 13, NBC, 10pm, the new season of Parenthood is scheduled to start.
The drawing sold through my Etsy site where I have other original drawings for sale. Check them out at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/martinpate
The drawing was done in Atlanta at a life drawing class I used to go to but have not attended in a couple of years. 15 or 20 minutes, conte and pastel. Reminds me of "The Thinker".