Still Life Paintings

Finally a weekend where I am not inundated with work! Here are a few still life paintings from the beginning of the term. They aren't very exciting but what can you do? Ill have more exciting stuff to put up as the weekend goes on.


Self Portraits

Wow, five posts in one day, I went insane! I blame the craziness on my advanced age. I usually like to space the posts out, but I guess I just wanted to get them posted. There will be a slew of a few more when I get my paintings back, and my midterm portfolio for life drawing.

I usually have a hell of a time trying to draw myself. These aren't by any means perfect, I can see where I need to pay more attention, but I think these are pretty successful. I know I am pretty proud of them. I was so pumped while I was drawing them because things were just falling into place for me. I kept leaving the room just so I could walk in again to make sure they were actually looking like me.

I had been really nervous about drawing myself so I practiced drawing smaller versions of these every night. So when it came to getting them done I felt like I already knew the measurements and rhythm of the lines. Especially the second one, those lines evolved, Maybe Ill try to dig out a few of those.

(shoot only have one of my drawing pads, oh well)

 Here is the final drawing:

One of my practice pieces for the more dramatic piece.

Close up of the left panel.

Close up of the right panel

This is my favorite part of the right panel. I love the evolution this line went through in all my drawings.

another practice piece.

Dual Model

There were two drawings from this session, but the other one was turned in with my midterm. This one is less good than that one, but neither are stellar. These poses were an hour long and we were responsible for adding in as much environment detail as possible. I think I almost got that second chair in!

Little Man

Our first model in life drawing was a man. I had had troubles drawing men in the past, and my last life drawing class was during sometime in 03 or 04. There were a lot of bad attempts. This one turned out ok. I can't remember how long the pose was, half hour, an hour? oh well.


Our first project in life drawing was to take two animals skeletons and fuse them together (or take an existing animals skeleton and draw its skeletal or muscular system as an overlay to an Illustration of that animal).

I chose to take a baboon head and stick it on a lion. Hence Liboon!... so clever!

I kept most of the cats structure true to form, its in the shoulder, neck, and head that I morphed the baboon in.

Life Drawing: Gestures

Happy Birthday to me!

So I have some work to post from my life drawing class. We just turned in our midterm portfolio so some pieces are missing which also means I can't post them in a chronological order, but whatever. Also, I think I am going to put each piece into a separate post.

I think I will start with some gestures.
I usually have a pretty horrible time with gestures, it is almost down right embarrassing how they look, but these have a pretty good energy to them and I think for the most part they read well.