Sunday, November 1, 2009

LIVE MODEL WITH AND WITHOUT WATERCOLOR


Doing a few more watercolor washes on her...still more to do.

And the drawing from class Saturday morning didn't go as well - I used a Lyra soluble graphite pencil (very thick thing) and it didn't erase well so need to work on lightening some of that dark stuff. The model got started late and we had several breaks and talked through them about art and modeling, etc. so less than 3 hours on this one - which is my excuse for not doing the feet. Yep, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! I may work on this a bit more this week - maybe not. It's not easy once the model is gone to get the shapes but maybe that's what all these anatomy books are for?!? ha ha


8 comments:

Teresa said...

How long is each class session Rhonda?

RHCarpenter said...

Each session is 3 hours, from 11:30 to 2:30.

Vicki Greene said...

I am always so impress with your live class drawings.

Barbara Sailor said...

Lucky you to be able to work from a live model - I haven't done that since college. You are doing very well in your life drawing and improving with every session. Your drawings have a very natural quality.

Deb Léger said...

You're so lucky to have a life drawing class! Great stuff, Rhonda.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Vicki and Barb. Barb, I know how lucky I am - there are many life drawing classes or open studio sessions where you can draw or paint from a live model and it is so different than using a computer program or cd or anything online. When you're there, you can walk around, look more closely, and take it all in. The only thing that's different is, once the model takes a break and returns, he/she may turn a bit more one way or the sun through the overhead panels may have faded more, etc. So little things change - not like a photo at all!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Love the feet story - you do have an extra hand... I say bravo! I never did hands, feet or faces :)

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Deb. Yes, I tell my instructor we're lucky to be here (while he's torturing us! haha)
Pam, thanks so much for understanding = 3 hands equals no feet! haha My instructor says I get the body masses and shapes and sizes right without his help - I need to work on the extremities (which is the downfall of many good artists...even the masters tried to disguise them because their shapes are difficult to understand the get right...so be prepared for some hands and feet drawings coming up).