Thursday, November 25, 2010

Recent Life Drawings

Here's a few of my most recent in-class life-drawings, I think it's a pretty significant improvement, but also sort of shows the difference between life drawing in an illustration class and life drawing with a fine arts teacher.

I've begun to only work after first putting down a ground and removing with eraser, and it's much faster and easier for me. Sometimes I feel like I'm cheating with this method, and I'd done it before but I hadn't really trusted it like I am now.

I think this was a 40 minute drawing, and my teacher had this weird set up where she gave the model a hula hoop and sat her in front of a large mirror. I don't know why life drawing teachers insist on throwing in a prop that will just confuse anyone who looks at your drawing.

Done during a day when we focused on portraiture. I believe this was a 4o minute as well. Fun fact, this model was my very first nude model my freshman year. This drawing is about half of the size of my pad of paper, so it's reasonably small. 

Another portrait,  also 40 minutes at the very end of the day. I wish I'd had more time with this.

My teacher set up the stands so that we had to focus on space between the models. Also, we had to work all day on this. I took this picture at about midday though because by then I realized the more I worked into it the more I was going to hate it and destroy the drawing. I asked to change spots in class to do another drawing with this interesting set up but my teacher was dead set on proving a point. Ohhhwell.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bolton Hill Tea Society

At MICA I am known as Tenacious Tea of the Bolton Hill Tea Society, and as such am one of the leaders of the club. There's been little to no time for it this semester, but we have to have at least one maybe two meetings, so we're finally having a little sunday tea this next Sunday. A little impromptu, but my job for the event was to make the poster advertisement.

On a side note, I'm falling back into my old primary color scheme habit. I think I'm ok with it.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Sketches for my onomatopoeia assignment for Dan Krall, just flats in photoshop on top of some quick sketches. I had to do mechanical noises, so I chose sort of household things, and also an ode to my crazy washer/dryer combo machine.