Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Another sketch session in the books... 

This one was tough.  I just wasn't in the mood and my tools seemed to fight me at every turn... the conté crayons resisted the paper surface... and the poor lighting situation made carving out the figure difficult.  Boo hoo.  Still, some decent work came of the effort... it is just too bad that I didn't get better drawings of this model.  She had a very dramatic figure and small fluted waist compared to her shoulders and hips.

A 10 minute up top, followed by a few 1 and 3 minute drawings... and punctuated by another 10 and a couple 15 minute attempts.  Even the less accomplished ones teach me something.

Better luck next time.


Wednesday, November 07, 2012


Now that the Halloween madness has subsided... and Hurricane Sandy has washed the gooky layers of half-dried spray adhesive and crumbling hot glue from my person... I've decided to get back to work.

Here are a few sketches from the last few drawing sessions at the SVA Alumni class...
The usual assortment of 1, 3, and 15 minute drawings in conté crayon.  Mostly just maintenance work... trying to keep the hand supple between paintings.