Thursday, April 24, 2008

week 4

Well, I don't seem to be getting better but I missed another week traveling so I'm not too surprised. My teacher told us about the Eliot School, which has open drawing classes every Tuesday. Since next week is my last week I think I will
have to check it out and keep going.

In case I didn't explain this before, the reason why there is so much variation in the drawings within a certain week is that we start out with 1 minute gesture drawings and then add more and more time, until we end on a 15 minute pose.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

week 3

So I seem to be getting worse. Not only in general but throughout the night...I dunno whats going on.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Week 2

This week was pretty interesting as far as the learning curve is concerned. Our instructor, Brigid Watson, said the words "it doesn't have to be perfect" more than anything to each one of us. Seems we all decided we have a lot to prove to ourselves after the first efforts, each of us trying to be experts rather than just going with the flow, which I'm learning is what figure drawing is all about.

My biggest issue, (aside
from that) was that I reverted back to trying to outline the shapes rather than starting with broader gestures, which kinda boxed me in...but with a little help I think i got it by the end of the session, you can see the progression in the night's drawings.