|Glacial landscape diptych|
|Camp Kaiser, so beautiful! A popular mountain goat hangout|
|Iceworm glacier, small, so a good day to take a break from tons of measurements and sketch!|
A homework assignment while we were drawing the figure in class was to depict a figure in any environment, and show their interaction with it. I created this after the first drawing I did of Jackson in a previous post in which the mood "isolation" was conveyed. I had him pose for me, and he gave me the idea to have him sit in this tree. It is a large tree on campus, those are the actual size of its branches! We call it the dinosaur tree because it seems like a thick brachiosaurus neck you are sitting on! I did this in a mix of charcoal as well as ink that I painted on!
|Jackson in our secret dino tree!|
We did a couple of abstract "draw to music" type of assignment towards the end of the semester. I spent good time on them, but they were a nice break from all the observation assignments the rest of the semester. The top one was simply responding to loud and soft sounds, and the bottom one was done while listening to Zoe Keating's "Optimism".
|Which dominates - loud or soft?|
|"Optimism" is a beautiful piece, it is calm and happy|
I really loved figure drawing. We had one male model come in for about 5 consecutive classes and pose for us. I have tons of newsprint piece filled with quick gestures of him, from 30 seconds to 3 minutes to 10 minutes. Towards the end of class, after warming up for a while with different types of gesture drawings, we did longer pieces, either in charcoal or pastel. I am really looking forward to taking a figure drawing and anatomy class next semester, as well as a painting class!
|I bet he got uncomfortable during the long poses - he got to move around every 20 minutes|
|First day longer pose|
|Probably about 10 to 15 minutes|
|About 45 minutes|