Thursday, May 3, 2007

Life drawings: The start

Well, actually, I'm lying. They aren't exactly from life, more than they are from a catalogue. But its something right? I'll need to get to parks and zoo's to start drawing from real life though. As soon as I get this damn SAT out of the way, coming up this weekend (Calarts doesn't even look at SATs, do they?) I'll get right on it. Until then, JCPenny catalogue, here I come.

This one above though, is from my bus to work.

These are some recent sketches, displaying my current level. I hope to improve immensely from here, but how, I don't know. What I do know is that I dont like the empty, expressionless faces (or lack therof) that I scribble in. I need to tackle faces too, but I'll leave that for another attempt. For now, life drawings.
I'm also hunting around for summer art classes, particularly those offering live models. But I'll take what I can get.


bonzaiRY said...

you nailed some good gestures here. it'd be cool to see some faces to add more life to the drawings. i think the guy in the tie is my fav.

jeff said...

Ey dood. Thanks for the comment.
I'm gonna be honest, drawing from catalogues isn't gonna help you a lot. The best way to improve really is with a live model with timed poses. But hey, I was in the exact same situation as you about two years ago. It's actually kind of creepy how much some of your drawings resemble mine from back then.
Anyways. Life drawing. With a model. Sooooo important. DO IT.
Also... it'd be easier to give you advice and stuff with AIM. D'you have it?

samacleod said...

I like this blog format. Fun stuff. No, SAT aren't looked at I don't think, but you can get some crazy scholarships and grants from high SAT and ACT scores. If your grades or high and tests are easy to you, you should give it a whirl!

Hey, nice work. Don't worry too much about shading every drawing. You might do it if the lighting is particularly strong and cast interesting shadows, but yeah, not necessary. ALSO, try drawing the face everytime, as painful as it is you'll get better at it.