We had a good group of marks at the walmart this week. It was a lot of fun trying to catch them all. Although we did get busted. Which almost never happens. Luckily everyone seemed to really enjoy their sketches.
We had several artists drive in from Big Spring for the figure drawing group tonight. That’s wild! I continued this week with sketching with prisma colors on butcher paper. I’m really having fun with the colors. Although I tend to focus less on the figure when I’m doing that.
I’m also letting my caricature instincts come out more this time around with the group. I was always trying to restrain myself to realistic figure drawing but that’s just not natural for me. And I don’t have the proper instruction around these parts to get to where I want to go with that. So this is the next best thing and its definitely been a lot of fun. Here is a link to one of the nights drawings.
Back into figure drawing. Its’ been about 3 months since the Sketch Club figure drawing group has met. So its nice to be back. I missed last week but I hear it was good. This week we had Steve as our model, he was dressed in a kilt with bagpipes. He was fun to draw. I wanted to try something different so I drew on brown paper with prismacolor pencils. I was not expecting to use as many colors as I did but I really like the results. Definitely something to try again.
If you’re interested in coming out to the figure drawing group or modeling for us, we meet Wednesdays from 6:30 – 9:00 at the Garden and Arts center. You can contact Robert Garza at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
I’ve been feeling particularly creative lately, especially with digital painting, I’ve really been enjoying it, and I’m inching closer and closer to that realism I’ve always wanted. I think I got a little lazy towards the beard, but I’m happy with the rest of this. This was about 2 hours in Photoshop.
A while back I posted the drawing for this painting, I got stuck painting it after about the first pass. I dont have a lot of experience with watercolors. So I just set it aside. After this big commission this week I feel really comfortable with watercolors, so when that was wrapped up today I pulled this out and finished it up.
What do you guys think?
I’ve been working a lot lately. Got a little fried today, so I decided to step back and do some fun art. This digital painting was from a photo, took about an hour. I’m really happy with it. I’m starting to get used to adding all the different colors into the skin tone. Also getting used to using larger brushes at low opacity to get a cleaner look. Its so contradictory don’t you think? I used to think it took little brushes to get realism, but nope.
New painting. Did this a couple nights ago. It’s a reproduction of an old Jack Cole playboy cartoon. I really dig his stuff. I’m really enjoying watercolors now too. –Will Terrell