Can you tell which of Max's sketches followed a lesson on contour? If you picked the one on the right - without the extra starch in the jeans and sweatshirt - you were correct. A relaxed grip on the pen helps, along with this good rule of thumb: Draw what you see, and not what your brain tries to recall.
October 16, 2014
October 13, 2014
"No art is any good unless you can feel how it's put together. By and large it's the eye, the hand and if it's any good, you feel the body. Most of the best stuff seems to be a complete gesture, the totality of the artist's body..."
-Frank Stella, artist
|Sol's first drawing|
|Sol's one minute gesture drawing|
|Kenzie's first drawing|
|Kenzie's one minute gesture drawing|
|Rafi's first drawing|
|Rafi's one minute gesture drawing|
October 09, 2014
Paula's first drawing impresses us with its character, but lacks a pair of feet. Once again these lowbrow appendages get ignored, mostly relegated to the wings, as the head and the torso takes center stage. Not so when Paula constructs a three-dimensional figure. The foot now emerges into the glare of the spotlight - and with a more commanding presence. Bravo!!
|Paula's drawing on the third day of class|
Labels: Lines of construction
September 28, 2014
September 21, 2014
September 10, 2014
September 03, 2014
The first day's challenge: How much information can you get on the page in one minute? No time to stress the details, so keep it simple. Pick your viewing angle, focus on shape, add values, and then just a hint of the pattern or lettering. Here are a just a few examples: