Thursday, March 18, 2010

Nude Scribble Shade

I attended another figure drawing session last night at PNCA and tried to go in a few different directions. Focusing on specific details and shading instead of drawing with no agenda. This is my first attempt at doing a scribble shade from life. It was only a five minute pose, so I didn't have the time to get in all the detail I would have liked, but I like the texture it brings out. I have a few more drawings from this session that I'll be posting in the next few days.

In other news a good friend is in town visiting from San Diego which is always a good excuse to go out on the town and hopefully do some karaokeing. I hope everyone is having a good time in SXSW this weekend. Wish I was there.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Scribble Shade + Watercolor

This was the drawing I referred to on Friday being part one of a three part series (part two being the self portrait). I decided to try and salvage it and I'm relatively happy with the way it came out. Been a while since I've worked with watercolor, but I really like it as a medium and I'm especially excited about all the ways in which one can use it with pen and ink. Portraits are so tricky, you mess one thing up and the whole thing looks off. I guess this is why I prefer drawing animals. They're just happy to be drawn at all.