Friday, July 30, 2010

Maze Interior

I tried to build some of my thumbnail sketches roughly in Google Sketchup. This is what I came up with.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Class 9 and 10 - Head Drawing

This is my week 10 Head Drawing the last one of a great class I wish I was able to do more homework. I will take it again and do all the suggested homework.

This is my week 9 head drawing:

This is Glen's correction on my head drawing

Sunday, July 18, 2010


This is the labyrinth I've been working on in my digital environments class. This is the Exterior of the Sultan's city that appears as labyrinth. Baron Munchhausen is held captive by the Pasha (the Sultan) but bets he can send his runner (Berthold) to get some Tokay(a very sweet wine) in an hour from Vienna and it will be better wine than the Sultan's. If he loses the wager we will lose his head if he wins he can take as much gold as he can carry and have his freedom. I have set it up the climax of the story as Berthold must navigate the maze of the Sultan's city as the last seconds of the hour count down and the sen has set.

But for me, secretly, this is the city Sarbug in my story Hymn of the Pearl. A labyrinth where the prostitute Kama lives.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Charles Bargue

Got back to working on my Bargue copy on Thursday here is the end result of the days work.

Here is where I was after an hour.

I started working with Kate Sammons in her studio 2 weeks ago. She is a realist painter who has studies at several of the ateliers for Classical Realism. So far we have done a lot of pressure studies (which I suck at), drawing the sphere (which I am not good at) and now I'm starting on this Bargue Drawing copy.

Here's what wikipedia says about Bargue:

"Charles Bargue is mostly remembered for his Cours de dessin, one of the most influential classical drawing courses conceived in collaboration with Jean-Léon Gérôme. The course, published between 1866 and 1871 by Goupil & Cie, and composed of 197 lithographs printed as individual sheets, was to guide students from plaster casts to the study of great master drawings and finally to drawing from the living model. Among the artists whose work is based on the study of Bargue's platework, is Vincent van Gogh who copied the complete set in 1880/1881, and (at least a part of it) again in 1890."

I am not sure if I believe in it or not. You copy with these caliper type thing but I will try. I guess it can't hurt. I know I have fascinated by it anyway.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Head Drawing w/ Glen Orbik

This is the last 2 weeks of head drawing class.
I often get profiles because I don't get there earlier enough for the best seat. But I'm getting use to it now. Glen didn't get a chance to correct this drawing.

This is Glen's correction of my head drawing. Another profile.

Here is my drawing. I feel pretty good about it. I don't have as elegant line work as Glen but I feel like I am getting somewhere. I will take the class again and do more homework.