Glad to see you in the Fine Arts area. Please update me on your upcoming studies. I heard good things about your work from people at CAI. Your work is really consistent and sensitive - two things that are hard to achieve in figure drawing.
Thanks Bill very much for the kind words! I have a LONG way to go..
Hope - I will try ! I'm struggling with form values and casts and cores ( and the relative values of things right now.. ).. CAI - i KNEW it - a bunch of spies :-) oh yeah it's great with Mark who draws beautifully, Glen and Esmerelda there.. and THEN Greg Pro will show up and knock out some kick-@** drawing! but it's a good atmosphere.. Glen gives me no end of s.... but I deserve it, mostly!
Andreasm - thanks - i'm sure there are proportion things with gesture drawings .. ..don't tend to have a chance to site-size in 5-20 minutes!! there's a good quote by Ingres about this which escapes me - oh well!
new things to post soon - but here are some fun doodles ( head studies) .. thinking about shadow shapes and edges.. Rockwell's charcoals are masterful! all from photos ( not from his drawings).. freehand ( of course) on smooth newsprint. 4b charcoal pencil and wolffs carbon..
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wow! thank you courtyard, alexxx!
bkkm - these are from Rockwell's book: "How I Make a Picture" and are all from his reference photos for different paintings ( a few are refs that he used for his "gossips" painting which is in the picture above..). I kind of got on a tear with doing these on one sheet after seeing his own charcoal work which is pretty fabulous. The one boy in the upper left is a copy of a portion of one of his paintings.. though I had to work it a bit more to make it say something in black and white vs color! All free hand with only a quick measure here and there and tilts sorted..
- thanks bigjoee!
GriNGo - thank you .. I was pleased w/that too.. it is a master copy.. I hope my own work can approach that with much more hard work!!
Below are two alla prima paintings in oil from this last week. about 3 hours each on canva-paper which feels nice but don't be mean to it or it will shred! 12 x 16..
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