Hello, I have been watching these daily sketchbooks for awhile, and inspired mostly by mindcandyman's insane consistancy, I decided I should make one of these for my new adventures at Watts Atelier in Encinitas CA. I know there are a lot of other Watts students on here with sketchbooks, my work doesnt even compare to theirs yet, but I hope that this will help me see my progress.
Today was my first day at Watts, I got home about 2 hours ago (long drive home). Thought I would take some pictures of all the work I did today and post it up.
Monday: Hands Feet and Drapery with Erik Gist
The first class of the day, I arrived well over an hour early after horribly misjudging the amount of time it would take me to get down there...(i forgot how few people would be going into work today), but luckily Erik was there pretty early too and I got to bug him for awhile before the class started.
Just sketches from the skeleton and the cast hand. Also Erik drew part of a skeletal finger on the sheet in the middle (the not messy one)..and that little guy in the center.
Monday: Figure drawing with Erik Gist and Mark Hill
5 Minute sketches to warm up.
Then the drawing we did for the rest of the class after the demos. Erik helped me make some big corrections...I had her not leaning anywhere near enough in the begining.
Monday: Head Drawing with Erik Gist and Mark Hill
Haha, these are kind of embarrassing...but I have decided to post everything that I do. So get used to it.
I am fairly proud of this. It actualy looked better at one point. But I 'finished' a little early and kept trying to improve it..but only made it look worse and worse. Thems the breaks. I have a lot to learn about using the charcoal, today was my first time ever using it...and it sure is hard for me to keep it clean. Though that is kind of how I am with most mediums. Hopefully that will change.
Overall I had a really great first day. I got to meet dzu who happened to be in my hands feet and drapery class...though I didnt find out who he was until after the class when I saw him in the art store nearby. He was all helpful with the locating..of the razor blades. And though the drive down there was long, and the drive back up was long, and it cost me a fortune on gas...it was well beyond well worth it. Ahhh, I am tired. If anyone is interested the next update will probably be on Saturday or Sunday since thats when my next classes are. Maybe I will upload some digital stuff..or some other charcoal stuff I do during the week for practice. I am still deciding whether or not I want this Daily Sketchbook to be specific to the work I do at Watts or just my work in general.