Some more model studies from school (Caution: Nude figures)
Again I have some model studies to show off to anyone who is interested. Last Friday I had the chance to draw a particularly interesting model who brought her dog in. Of course it wasn't technically "my" class but the instructor was really nice and let me come in. Ironically I got to sit next to and talk with some guys from The Animation Academy in Burbank. For those who aren't familiar with it, the Animation Academy is a reasonably well known school in Burbank that trains people for work in the toon industry. We had a good long chat about everything from Spumco, to Loonatics, to drawing technique. One of them even taught me a really interesting way to "wash" pastels just like you might a painting. Anyway, here are the drawings, and as always you can click on them to get a larger view. Here we go...
These were interesting because they were reclining poses and we really got to mess around with how the body was contorting and folding. The bottom was really fun because I got to include her (suprisingly playful) pitbull in the drawing.
This one was nice because the lighting fixture we used cast a nice shadow to the right of the model. It's a little harder to see in the small images, but I tried to define a cast shadow at the point where the shadow was closest to the actual body.
Eeeks its' when watercolors run part three! I was a little reluctant to post this one because this is a textbook example of why it's important to let your watercolors dry. I had a nice little flow going on with her, but then quite unconsciously I tilted the paper that I was working on. And that was all she wrote. Now water colors aren't the most obidient medium you can work with. I mean Acrylics dry quickly, and Oils will stay put and not dry for a long time. But watercolors are like rebelious teenagers they'll just run whatever way they want to, and see if you can get them to listen!!! Of course if you act quickly enough you can use a sponge or cloth to soke up the excess paint, but alas it was to late for this poor ladies head. Luckily the body pose turned out alright.
Okay the secrets out this wasn't actually done from a human model, but a well made statue. Still like it alot though (and I could have fooled you anyway if I wasn't so honest ). This one I did last summer for a hot/cool colors assigment we were doing in a watercolor class. On this projecy I tried something that I don't think many people have. I took Prismacolor watercolor penicls and colored in a sketch. Then I took little dabs of water and began to wash the sketch to give it the feel of a watercolor painting. Quite a few months later I slapped some Acrylic gesso on it just out of curiosity. It was an interesting experiment.
And finally the last of the pieces, another watercolor portrait. This one was actually from a live model who I've had the fortune of drawing on several occasions. She has the strange habit of dressing up in interesting costumes, and having us sketch her in them This time she dressed up in a sombraro (spelling), and some lite attire. The scenery was from my own imagination. You see the instructor wanted us to embelish the image so I decided to put her on the beach. Interestingly enough applying actual dirt to an image of sand/rocks you've painted really helps the effect.
Anyway, thanks for reading. Hopefully my being really verbose will actually get some people to comment this time. And I'll even throw in a sad face for extra luck .
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