Thursday, February 14, 2013

My Watercolor Set

NOT MUCH TO SAY HERE. Just a pretty scan of my travel watercolor set. I have been using these for over a decade (!) when I'm sketching onsite or when traveling. I have a large palette and tubes for my big projects. This set has literally gone across the country and around Europe with me. I got these paints from my high school teacher. You can see a couple of the colors have been replaced. Currently, I'm carrying a tube of yellow on the side. I'm not quite ready to retire these, yet.

Monday, February 11, 2013

"I Paint Flowers So They Will Not Die."

I SAW THIS QUOTE and thought it captured exactly how I felt when drawing from a model or from life in general. Thanks Frida for finding words I couldn't.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Drawing William - 02/07/13

AS I MENTIONED LAST WEEK, Mark Beard gets really great models. Exhibit A, above, B, C, D, E, and F, below. William could have been sculpted out of stone. I can't believe the abs on this guy. Even better, he really has fun on the podium with complicated poses. He posed for an entire three minutes BALANCING ON ONE LEG! I'm not kidding. Check the image below, in blue ink. He was still as stone. Unbelievable!

I really took the time to slow down to get shape and volume this week. I really wanted to capture his physique. I think I achieved my goal, but the end result looks a little stiff. I guess that's what you get for drawing a sculpture...

IN OTHER NEWS, it sounds like some of my figure drawings are going to in an upcoming show at the Leslie Lohman Museum in Soho. In talks with them, I know a few pieces will be shown, but I don't know which yet. The show, Boys of Summer, will be in early April. No further details at the moment; stay tuned to find out more!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Drawing Ryan 2 - 01/30/13

ANOTHER WEEK DRAWING WITH MARK BEARD. This is becoming a habit. I can't help it, though. He gets such great models. This week, we have another Ryan. A different one from last week... Rumor has it we're having two more to round out a month of Ryans. Should be fun!