The final week was spent drawing the satin jacket that the model wore the week before. The jacket was fitted on a mannekin. Since I had finished the drawing of the live model the week before, I decided to suggest the mannekin, rather than pretend the model was still there while I was drawing the jacket. I spent four days on the first drawing and then did the smaller second sketch on the final day of class.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
In the fifth week, I explored the use of toned, medium-value paper using both graphite and white charcoal. The model was wearing a shiny satin jacket, which was a challenge both this week and the last week.
Posted by Phrancko at 4:13 PM
That was followed by a two-week pose with a different model. I changed locations after the first drawing. Then in the third drawing I focussed more on the clothing.
Posted by Phrancko at 4:06 PM
After the six-week figure drawing session, when we had a break for the holidays, I hired a model to get more experience on my own. This was a two-day drawing (about 8 hours).
Posted by Phrancko at 4:00 PM
There was a single three-week pose for the remainder of the figure drawing session. I stayed in the same position and drew the figure three times, at three different scales. The second drawing includes a bit of a drapery study as well.
Posted by Phrancko at 3:56 PM
This second pose was a two-week pose. I finished it a bit early, so then I did a study of the model's foot.
Posted by Phrancko at 3:49 PM
In November I started a 12-week program with Ted Seth Jacobs. The first six weeks we studied figure drawing and the second six weeks was portrait drawing, which just ended last week (Feb. 22). This drawing was my first figure drawing of the workshop. After twelve weeks of class, I now see this has a lot of problems, but I post it here as a record of my starting point for the class.
Posted by Phrancko at 3:36 PM