Monday, October 27, 2008
I'm back in Washington for the time being, waiting on starting my next job. So I'm attending the open model sessions at the local community college. I'm trying to work mainly in gouache, but lately I've been enjoying charcoal again.
I enjoy how each lifedrawing experience offers a unique set of problems. This time the light was positioned behind the model, so it created very strong shadows near the model's head. Trying to capture the temperature of the shadow and just how many colors there actually were was very difficult for me at this point, but such a great exercise. Shadows have so much richness and subtlety to them, but it's hard to see it all sometimes, because you just tend to overlook them and focus on the contrast of light and dark.
Friday, October 03, 2008
The paintings were done at Blur Studios' (www.blur.com) open model sessions and the charcoal studies were done at a workshop taught by Concept Design Academy founder Kevin Chen. All were incredibly valuable. Gotta love that there are so many ways to making images of people.