Zoom in and Zoom out

AP Studio, Figure Drawing

This week in A.P. Studio, our theme was “Zoom In”. For my piece, I decided to work from an old reference picture of Naomi that was taken this summer during my figure drawing class. Happily enough, this provided a chance for me to try working minimalistically and on colored paper, which is something that I’ve been wanting to try for a little while now. This piece is to the left.

On the right is my sketch from this weeks figure class. Ironically enough, this week’s model was also Naomi. With this piece I tried to Zoom Out and get more of the figure. Plus, we moved the stage into the center of the class (which is why I ended up with the awesome back view 🙂 ). Also, my instructor had Naomi wear ealistic bands around strategic joints and parts of her body so we could have a different perspective of the planes of her body. The results were really cool! Everyone had dynamic lines and contrast with the bands included. Definitely an awesome expiriment.

Side Note- yes, I’m going to to add hands, hair, and earrings to both.

Figure Drawing Continues.

Figure Drawing

Two weeks ago, my figure drawing class started back. I’m happy to say it’s just as great as it was before! Sadly, I didn’t post my work last week, but no worries, I’m post both my peices now. It’s very encouraging to go back and look at my work from the summer when I started the class and see how much my work has improved.

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Last Week . 2 hrs . Charcoal . 18″24″


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This Week . 2 hrs . Charcoal . 18″24″

Kate.

Figure Drawing
2 hr . Charcoal . 18"24"

2 hr . Charcoal . 18″24″

Last night’s figure class was lively and as always, very fun. This particular class however was another lesson in firsts: it was my first class since school has resumed and my first time ever drawing a back.

My unfinished sketch is to the left.

“All of life is an expiriment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Figure Drawing Continues.

Figure Drawing
2 hr . Charcoal . 18"24"

2 hr . Charcoal . 18″24″

Last night, I enjoyed another session of my weekly figure drawing class. As always, it was a blast! But this week in praticular, our model Latoya was really spunky and had a patterned headscarf, fading henna, several tattoos, and was wearing several rings, which made everything all the more fun!

This is definitely a piece I plan to go back into and developed as well as do again from another angle.

My unfinished sketch is to the left.

Cousin Bob.

Figure Drawing
2 hr 30 min . Charcoal . 18"24"

2 hr 30 min . Charcoal . 18″24″

 

Today’s portrait class was unusually full, but still just as great as always. It was also the first time the model was old, and more noticably, the first time the model was male.

My drawing was jokingly nicknamed ‘Cousin Bob’ because it looked very much like the model, but not exactly like him.

My unfinished sketch is to the right.

 

Das Boot.

Figure Drawing
1 hr 15 min . Charcoal . 18"24"

1 hr 15 min . Charcoal . 18″24″

Yesterday night, was another figure session full of chracoal, gestures, and a number of easels. This time however, (surprise, suprise) I did not draw a torso like I have in past weeks. This week I chose to do the model’s feet. I decided that since I had never attempted feet before, that there was no time like the present. So as a result of my cropping choices, during the critique at the end of class, my piece was officially named, “Das Boot.”

My unfinished sketch is to the left.

Portrait Drawing Continues.

Figure Drawing
2 hr 30 min . Charcoal . 18"24"

2 hr 30 min . Charcoal . 18″24″

 

This afternoon I got another chance to visit my drawing teacher’s Saturday portrait class. Sadly, this meant I had to miss some of my regular Saturday morning pottery class, but the session of life drawing taught me a great deal and as always, was very fun.

My unfinished sketch is to the right.

Side Note: I hope to be sharing underglazed stoneware over the next few weeks, especially the polka dotted pots.