Thursday, October 8, 2009

2 In 1 week, WOW!





So Life drawing started up again this week, and I got some interesting poses done. Our model was a flamboyant dancer with an awesome kimono and a hot pink jacket. His poses switched from overly pretzely to static and simple. The first 2 are during the one minute poses and I made myself draw in pen so that I couldn't cheat: just draw what you see quickly. The pencil ones are from the 2 minutes, when I felt I had warmed up some. Later I may post up some color sketches from the longer 3-5 minute poses, but for now enjoy these.

Its been interesting to see how I develop as an artist lately. Trying my hand back at painting, seeing the things I make by hand come to life and actually taking time to develop stories that occur to me as I go about my day. I've also begun to notice age playing a part in it. It's sad to say that though I may have lost some of my youthful vigor, I feel the final outcome of the few pieces that I do produce are of a much better quality than before. Besides, I am no longer obsessed with this hollywood/stylized ideal of what it is to be an artist. Most of my pretensions, I am happy to say, have been lost along with my youth. I sound like I think I'm and old hag, but I definitely don't feel like a kid anymore. What can you do? Your only as old as you think you are...

3 comments:

Alisa said...

You really pushed that last pose nicely. :)

Nathalia M said...

Thanks. Is it bad that i thought of a crucifixion when he did that pose? And at the same time he was sooo thin and sooo flexible. I really tried to get every ounce of bone, skin, muscle to show. To bad that it was such a short pose.

Liam said...

digging some of those dynamic poses-can really feel the stretch in the drawings-good stuff, you were much more on the ball then i was haha