Sunday, October 30, 2011

Don't Draw in the Light

The next group of drawings I am posting in part of Nathan Fowkes assignment: Don't draw in the Light. This is the exact opposite of last weeks assignment although I found it a lot harder. This is the drawing I did in class working on not drawing in the light and detaling out of the shadows.

I did this drawing of Maude at Howard Marchese's Uninstructed Workshop at his gallery in Marina del Rey. It is a beautiful place to draw full of light and air and on the model breaks you can go out and wath the boats.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Don't Draw in the Shadows - Homework

I drew Trace Devai today up at LAAFA's costumed uninstructed long pose. I hadn't seen Trace in many years. He used to model a lot for Mark Westermoe the month or so I was there studying. Linda Bull was there, as well as, Cyndi Tang. I hadn't seen Cyndi in a long time. The pose was a Michael Jackson inspired Long Pose but you can't tell from my drawing. I like how my work turned out though. I am surprised and elated how these poses without drawing in the shadow make the drawing have more style to them. I really tried to work on the negative shapes and have a Glen Orbik flare with the composition.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Rhythms of the Head and Tone

I did this tonal drawing in Nathan's Class using the rhythms of the head mapping technique. Nathan wanted us to make the shadow totally black and not to draw in the shadow.

This is a rhythms of the head drawing I did at Gallery Marchese.


Started Nathan Fowkes' Head Drawing Class. He is teaching the Reilley Method of the Abstraction of the Head. I always heard it called the Rhythms of the Head (lower left hand corner). It is interesting because Glen Orbik stresses the planes of the Head more than the Rhythms of the Head but I think I remember Mark Westermoe starting us with the planes of the head and moving to the Rhythms. There is a youtube lesson I watched of Glen Orbik teaching the rhythms of the Head.
The first night in class we worked on some rhythms.

The second week of class we worked on some more.

I worked on some at the Gallery Marchese uninstructed session on Saturday.

This is a Rhythms of the Head quick self portrait.