I just stumbled across this post looking for inspiration after spending most of my day off drawing. I found it. These are sickeningly beautiful. Is there anything about the figure drawing method you mentioned that you could share with us? I live so far from California...
I feel like I fell off the face of the earth. Life happens. I'm back.
Slobosaurus - Thank you!
SFA- Thanks again. Can't do too bad when I'm working with Malo.
theTooninator - Thank you for the nice comments. I studied at the Academy in SF, but really got most my useful knowledge from Glenn Orbik at CAI in Westlake, Ca.
chriis.zed - Thank you. Keep drawing. Look at lots of good drawings.
Phishy - Cool Thanks!
Cella - Thanks Celia for the enthusiastic thumbs up. I had fun painting that one. It's of a friend of mine in San Francisco.
john_d - Hi John, thanks. I'll post some handouts that I find very useful as soon as I scan them. I've learned lots of ways to construct and simplify the figure. Learning when to use what method can sometimes be tricky. I started drawing the figure in 1999, but was lazy about learning construction. I feel that I still struggle with it today. It's always much harder to go back and re-learn stuff. I've had to learn to let go of bad habits along the way. Along with my handouts I'll post links to some really good books.
Chupacabra - Wow thanks. I love your work. You're a true Renaissance man.
"Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."
Hope - if you get a sec - can you check out some of my recent things.. any feedback I would appreciate. I am thinking of coming down to study w/Glenn after this or the next sem at Academy.. Your figure work has helped me sort out some things and continue to develop - so thank you for posting!!
Hope thanks so much for the fast and thoughtful reply! I am thinking of going there for the summer at least.. is there a "glenn summer session" kind of deal ? figure drawing and painting ? i have been up on the website but it was not too clear what was offered.. ok i'll shut up now and go draw ;-) thanks again.. I am a fan!