Who would've thought the Maryland/DC area had quite a thriving art community? I suppose it makes sense when one thinks about it for a minute. I'd never given much thought to Maryland until the weird idea of moving here reared it's head my way. Anyway, that said I'm making it a point to go to life drawing every week these days. Not only is it refreshing, it's *vital* if one is going to continue progressing to the next level. Montgomery College in Rockville has a great community of artists and models that meet on the weekends to do Short and Long pose drawing/painting sessions. I'm sticking to Gesture drawing right now to loosen up. I look forward to becoming more involved in the coming months. Here are some highlights from June 2010. These are all roughly 5-15 min Gesture drawings. Sorry about the poor image quality. I have no lighting rig or image stabilization available to me in the foreseeable future.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Hey all. Here a few from the past year. Most are before I started concentrating on stronger musculature and a bolder variation of line, but since they're only practice here they are. All are 1-2 hour sessions, with the exception of the fifth, which was a 3-minute quickie.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
A concept piece I did using ArtRage3 based on a rough sketch. Scout cruiser brought down on some distant planet, with a faint nod to Peter Elson's work.
I took it further than I should, but fortunately ArtRage is horrible at blending, so it provides a natural stopping point. Not happy about the background, but first time in ArtRage, so there was a bit of a learning curve as to what it can do well. Now that I have Painter, I may revisit it at some future point. Anyway, comments are always appreciated. Cheers!
Friday, June 4, 2010
Here at Disney we have long pose and short pose classes over a two hour lunch, so I spend those days drawing at eat lunch at my desk later. We used to have 5 classes a week, the other three being sculpting, costume and another uninstructed life. I miss the costume - we'd have a theme and soundtrack to go with the session.
I felt it's about time I start contributing to the 'skuntchings', so here's my first offer. There's about a dozen things I could tweak, but hey, that's the 'never-satisfied-artist' gene talking.