« Sketchbook Pages From My Meetup Session | Main | Deliberate Practice »

New Adventures in Figure Drawing

I watched the Videos in Stephen Cephalo's Strathmore Workshop and then tried his techniques using 9B graphite and white charcoal on toned gray paper.  I used a photo reference for this very experimental drawing.

 

Scan11871.size.jpg

 

I am taking my very first art class since 10th grade in High School - and was very nervous about it.  Did I really want to "study" art in a classroom as opposed to learning on my own?  Did I want to have a 3 hour class every week from Aug through Dec?  Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) has a senior scholar program, and unfilled classes can be audited for a nominal fee.  I finally decided to take Figure Drawing I and last Monday was my first class.  I used an easel for the very first time and sketched the model on 12 X 18 " paper - both totally out of my comfort zone.  But I think I'm going to enjoy it.

Here are two 20 minute drawings. Next week 18 X 24" paper - YIKES!

P1250012.size

P1250013.size

Thanks Vicki for suggestions on how I could get the background photograph blue tinge changed to white using Photoshop.

 

Comments

Great work Shirley!

Absolutely marvelous!

Love the experimental drawing, it has a lot of life. Enjoy your classes, learning new stuff is always inspiring!

I think it is great how you constantly seek to improve - and improve you have, and improve you will! It is a wonderful thing to take classes - I wish I had the time to do so. Your style will prevail, do not worry.

You are doing great work.

You are already such a sensitive and talented figure drawer (if that's a word). Your class sounds great. Congrats on taking the leap!

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)