Monday, February 24, 2014

The Thenardiers

.............The drawing class is having a series of models from our local high school's production of Les Miserables. Tonight, Nate T and Allie C, the Thenardiers, posed in wonderful costumes. Look for other characters/models later. A show of drawings and paintings from the class will hang at the back of the auditorium during the production in April. Most of these shown here are 15-20 minutes. Conte and pastel.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Portrait of Mary

.................This is an oil and pencil portrait study on bristol board. I started with a drawing, fixed it with spray fixative, painted the face fairly loosely and then went back into the piece with pencil...while the oil was still wet. Model, Mary N. Approximately 7"x11" art area.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Salty Hat

...............Brandi H posing in cowgirl attire and in one drawing shown, with a guitar. Liked both of these drawings from tonight's class. The one without color shows corrections that often occur in quick life drawings. I often just leave the errors in place...besides, conte does not erase well. Note corrections in her right shoulder placement and the more obvious one, her right foot. These were both around 15 minutes, conte and pastel. On 18x24 paper.