Since my last two sessions of painting classes at the MFA, I’ve not devoted as much time to sketching as I used to in the past. So I decide it was time to brush off ye old sketching exercises and do some practice from Bridgman’s Life Drawing. This time I’ve tried sketching in ink for a change. It’s a lot harder when you don’t have the luxury of being able to erase mistakes!
A study of two glasses in acrylic. Baby steps…
This is a charcoal sketch I did for the last session of my fall 2011 MFA drawing class, which was based on a Louis Vuitton ad of Angelina Jolie in Cambodia. (I’m not really a fan of hers, but I thought the ad looked cool.)
A quick 15-20 min pencil copy of a John Singer Sargent portrait
Finished the last plate focusing on the face in Bargue! I ran out of patience on this one…
Another session of live model drawing in class today. This was my first experience drawing in ink. Below are 1 min and 5 minute ink sketches from a live model.
We then did two 20 min drawing sessions, one of which is shown below. I feel like with more time I lost focus on the whole figure and didn’t work all around the drawing like I should have.
A Bargue plate I copied in charcoal in December 2010.
A charcoal drawing I did back in July 2010, before I understood how to blend charcoal better.
Here are some drawings I made from my intermediate mfa drawing class. We drew from a live model. The first drawing is a 5 minute (I think) gesture drawing made in comte crayon. The second is a 35 minute charcoal drawing.
Drawing from life is hard!