Saturday, June 26, 2010

Life Drawing - Gesture Drawing

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

Lunchtime sketches

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

Concept Crash

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

Lunchtime at Disney

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.