May 27, 2015

start of the new semester quote


"At Tangier... I worked, always purusing the same goal, that's to say, basically, the search for myself through the probing of various motifs." 

Henri Matisse, From the book Matisse In Morocco, The Paintings & Drawings 1912-1913

May 18, 2015

the final project | drawing s'15


Before these graphic designers experimented with gouache, colored pencil, or photoshop, the first step in their process was to draw. 


Yvonne




Alex




Julie

 


May 08, 2015

add color | drawing s'15


Experiment. Try acrylic paint, and wield the brush with bold strokes of color; combine marker, and collage, with watercolor, and let the paint bleed on the page; or in an unrestrained homage to the illustrator Ralph Steadman, splatter it! These are just a few invigorating additions to the sketchbooks this semester. 



Antoinette


Ana


Corinne


Izgi


Danning


Patrick


Emon

April 30, 2015

values | life drawing s'15


"The light comes forward and the shadows recede." It's a mantra to repeat, when applying pressure to the shadows. Float the charcoal lightly over the page - later darkening in as needed. The pallid beauty of Mariel's self-portrait is graced with the intensity of a single eye. Thrust upward, Lu's self-portrait, drawn in pencil, captures the nuances of light on a mountainous landscape. I am in awe of their remarkable growth from the first to the last class. 



Mariel

Mariel's first life drawing


Lu

Lu's first drawing

April 19, 2015

continuous line contours | drawing s'15


This assignment can bring a new level of awareness. With only a split second for self-doubts, Nina's hand moves more freely. Lesson learned: Routinely, set a time limit. For Patrick, every precise detail slows his process. Lesson learned: Widen the view; survey the entire composition. Here a person's overall shape is rather simple.



Nina

Nina


Patrick


Patrick


Patrick






April 10, 2015

what is the focus? | drawing s'15


With a second class on portraiture, the emphasis is on clothing. Or rather students choose which of the two is the focus. Most often it is the portrait, so then all manner of dress - or guitar - takes a back seat. 


Ana
Alex

Antoinette

Corinne



April 05, 2015

portraiture | life drawing s'15


Touch the paper with the charcoal as tenderly as you would touch their face. 


Mariel


Lindsay

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