life drawing

Figure Drawing for Fun

I went to a great class recently with a terrific model. We’ll be doing some figure sessions at ACAD in the next few weeks, so this was a great warm-up.

279 Patrons, But Where's Waldo?

I couldn't resist. Where IS Waldo...?

This drawing is about three by four feet, on Stonehenge, drawn with acrylic ink, acrylic paint, watercolour, pencil crayon and copic markers. I'm so pleased to be be finished with it.

Finally! Laying out.

I'm so excited to finally (finally!) be taking another step towards completing these two drawings. Starting just after New Year's, I began going to my local Starbucks once a week (with only a few missed dates), with the plan to compose a large drawing with the results. Really, I just wanted to brush up on my life drawing skills, and the hustle of a coffee line is a great place to do that.

As it turns out, I came to really love this project, and it became something I looked forward to every week. The result is that I have a lot more material to work with than I would have ever imagined, so now I get to do TWO drawings, instead of one.

The standing crowd is more or less set, unless I get some really great poses for the very back. The seated crowd is still pretty rough, with plans to include (lots of) coffee cups and bistro tables.

Have I mentioned I'm excited...? The next step after these are finalized is printing, then... I'll transfer them by hand. Can't wait!