Informal copy of Bargue plate 9. Graphite on smooth bristol.
Had a plein air drawing lesson with my painting instructor today in Little Falls. Got a late start due to rain, had about an hour before the actors had to hit the stage for some Shakespeare. Love the scene they fell into.
Perspective study from Loomis’ Successful Drawing. Graphite 9×12.
Copy of Kirby’s illustration of Iron Man for the cover of Tales of Suspense #39 (1963). Graphite on bristol sketch paper, 9×12.
I was dreading the lower arm, so many muscles! Here is the page I did for the flexor group of the lower arm. Lots of good practice drawing lower arm and upper hand bones, too.
For Mother’s Day, I drew a couple cards using sketchbook paper. Loved the idea, hated the flimsy “cards”. So I decided to try my hand at making a printed card from a drawing. I think it turned out pretty well!
I finally set aside some time this afternoon to begin learning mat cutting. Since I’ve done a lot of stuff in my little sketchbook, I figure I’d start there. Definitely have to start getting in the habit of drawing in borders before I compose, and size that border a bit shorter so it more uniformly fits the standard frame size.
It was a nice learning session with some great cello music setting the mood. Made a few mistakes, learned things. I’m quite excited that I’ve taken my first step toward being able to make my own work presentable!
This will be a thank you card for the friend who bought me the Da Vinci anatomy book. See, buy me good art books and you might get a drawing out of it! About 5-6″, graphite.
A friend bought me a book of Da Vinci’s anatomy drawings, so I’m playing around with that this week at work.
What’s a couple years between WIP updates between friends? Dusted off this fine plastic model (ok, he was under a cover and not dusty). Spent an hour messing around trying to remember how brushes work. Some base coats and messing with how nmm works again…