Interesting Class on Wednesday Night. We did some turnarounds on the head. Animator's like this kind of stuff. In this set we are working on different tilts. This turnaround on the head is straight on.
We did some caricatures too. I haven't really done that before. I liked it.
Then we did some regular costumed poses. This is the one that turned out the best.
I saw this Renoir Exhibit at LACMA the other day. It focuses on Renoir's later years. His hands were quite cramped and crippled and the paintings at some moments became almost grotesque to me.
Portrait of Jean Renoir - one of my husband's favorite directors and son of Piere-Auguste Renoir I've only seen his film "The River."
I feel like he most of had an affair with Gabrielle (she is in the above painting). He paints her a million times and she's always half naked.
I liked the plein air work the best and sometimes I was bothered by the crazy proportions on the figurative work which is very conservative of me (I know - I'm sorry). I fell out of love with the impressionists in my twenties and though I know there is much to learn from them the pinky skin is too much for me. Although it is thought provoking. I liked the sculptures very much and did believe the work served as a bridge to Cubism. I do want to go back and look at the landscape painting and see if there is anything that I may want to incorporate into my own work.
These are some more sketches from the last 2 weekends at the zoo. It was raining a little. The animals are always moving and I don't know the anatomy well enough to really make it up but I try my best and sometimes they come back to the same position again. Sometimes I even like my drawings. I really never have been to the LA Zoo until this year. It is sort of like a prison for animals. A lot of them look sad and lonely. LA might privatize (sell) the Zoo to help relieve it's financial problems. The zoo is filled with strollers and screaming wild kids on Sundays. It's quite a scene.
Giant Elan Rhinosaurus
A jaguar drawn by my teacher Joe Weatherly.
More Rhino with pencil and tombo marker.
Zebras with the art pen. My husband likes the drawing of the zebra but.
Messed around with some figure drawing at the Art Director's Guild's uninstructed workshop on Tuesday. I've lost some proportion expertise. This is sanguine pencil on Construction paper. I am kind of digging construction paper these days. And it's cheap.