Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dragons and Sketching

I've been trying to continue with doing some gesture figure drawing every day. Even if its only 1 drawing, just to still do it every day. One day I pushed myself to do 50 of them, but on average I strive for about 10-20 per day. Now I'm using them as a warm-up exercise before jumping into the more enjoyable sketching/drawing/painting. I know a bunch of professional illustrators do something similar and I can already see why. It keeps the brain on track with the human figure, as well as gives your artistic mind a wake up call to say "Hey! We're going to draw now! Wake-up!"

Here's what I've got to show for.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Gesture Drawing

Here are some Gesture drawings I've been doing from some photos. Some of these sketches you'll see are of the same pose but circling around the figure. Those photos are from a book that I got from the bookstore called 'Art Models 5: Life Nude Photos for the Visual Arts" ... meaning that there have been 4 versions before it of course. It helps a lot to understand the human figure from all angles.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Hello everyone. With all the family members visiting New York State, it was difficult to get any artwork done. Which was fine because family is important. But now that things are moving back along I've had time to draw. One of my co-workers is interested in my drawing a portrait of her daughter, so I decided to do a test sketch of a black and white pencil rendering to show her an example of what I could do. Seeing as I don't have anything like a black and white portrait in my portfolio. I have to say that this test portrait was interesting in a good way. Its been a while since I've done a portrait let alone a pencil rendering.

Here's what I've come up with.

btw, I think I need a new printer/scanner. My scan program didn't work and I needed to find/download a new free program. Anybody know of any decent (and free) scan programs that I could download? Thanks.