Monday, November 28, 2011
These are mostly from my class with Ryan. I finally got around to taking photos. Some are done after. In particular these are from the four weeks we spent on various exercises focusing on tone. A great deal of them were started from blind contours and then we would make them work into a final composition. It really helped tap into the creative aspect of it all. I learned a lot about my weaknesses and strenghts through the blind contours, but I will save that for another post.
Friday, November 25, 2011
This was a quick "Diagramatic Line" study of one of Rubens drawings. A bit rushed as I did this at lunch during work. Proportion of the upper arm is long but I was more after the interior forms and pulling the volume with sheer angles and pitches.
Those master guys had some super sharp eyes!!
Monday, November 21, 2011
Went painting with my buddy Alex up at Art Center and forgot my brushes. Luckily I had a watercolor kit and a jar for water. Bit thanks to Alex for lending me a brush. Perhaps it was divine intervention. I've been wanting to do more of these tonal pieces to help me make big decisions quicker. Super simple four toned arrangements keeping them graphic and not worrying about the edges. More focus on the composition and keeping it true to what was happening with the light. Lots of clouds in the sky that day with sunlight piercing through here and there. Had a great time!!