Thursday, September 30, 2010

Life Drawing Class Studies

Life Drawing Studies

It's been thirty years since my last life drawing class and, at long last, I'm finally taking another. This one is taught by David Everett at Laguna Gloria and it's great to have found such a capable teacher. The instruction is geared toward finding the correct proportions, strictly in horizontal and vertical terms, which I am finding very helpful. The standing poses were twenty minutes, the center one, forty minutes. Not that there's much difference in the level of finish. They were done using a peel-able charcoal stick, which I have not yet learned to shade with. For the time being, I'm roughly cross-hatching to indicate shadow areas.

4 comments:

Mitzi Easley said...

Woohoo! So good to see Stephen

Celeste Bergin said...

Nice drawings! I have a feeling you could teach drawing!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

lovely Stephen...glad to see some fine drawing posted on DPO too. It is ALL about the drawing as you so well know. NICE work.

Gary Keimig said...

very nice drawings. great technique with your paintings. I have enjoyed going through your blog.