Lifedrawing at the Artel tonight! Instead of posting the pencil drawings (which I mostly didn’t like much) I took one of them – a 15-minute portrait – into Photoshop and spent an hour or so painting it up afterwards. It probably looks nothing like the model now, but I had fun?
I haven’t posted any lifedrawing here in quite a while. These are from a session at the Toronto School of Art, when I was in town over the holidays. (I love Kingston and generally don’t miss living in the GTA, but I do miss having access to Toronto’s art scene and multitude of lifdrawing opportunities…)
Ref and ref source.
I’ve noticed that a lot of the artists whose styles have the most impact on me – Keiran Yanner, Massimo Carnevale, even going back to Drew Struzan and far back to Leyendecker – have a strong sense of sharp edges and facial planes. My own work lacks that sharpness, and so I’m trying to get a better sense of lines and planes in my work. Here’s one study in that direction – one hour, the length of a Ninja Mountain episode.
Went lifedrawing again! I’ve been in a pen sort of mood, so this session was INK-ONLY, which explains some of the goofy mistakes I couldn’t fix. Great model though, interesting poses and he held them well.
Lifedrawing at The Artel yesterday. I’m so out of practice, you don’t even know, but at least I know now that it’s on every two weeks, so… that’s something.
I wouldn’t normally post studies, as they’re meant for learning rather than public consumption, but a) I kinda like how these turned out, and b) I’m in a weird place right now where I’m working constantly, but everything is half-finished, so I’ve got nothing better to show here.
These are half from this facial expressions book, and half from a random cosplay book a friend had lying around. Done in grey and black brushpen. I’m having fun messing around this way – the grey allows for some care in construction, but doesn’t leave me endlessly redrawing like I tend to do in pencil.