Monday, January 31, 2011


I got a book recommended by Myrna Wacknov as another birthday present from my Sweetie.  There are exercises in the book and I'm going to follow along, doing each set and see where it takes me. 

I won't use the same photo each time as the model but I did all these from the same photo (which is how the exercise in the book looked). 

These were done on my Aquabee sketchbook, front and back, with conte crayon (sanguine).

The exercises were to help us explore the body through the use of simple contour lines, and then define the mass and volume, and finally a pointillist version was done (I didn't have the patience to spend a lot of time making this one look good so just did a few dot dot dots with the conte).


hw (hallie) farber said...

I saw this on Myrna's blog--looks interesting.

RH Carpenter said...

Hallie, I'm going to try to do the exercises in the book and see where it ends...simple enough exercises but taking the time to do them is the thing :)

Sadami said...

Dear Rohnda,
Enjoy life drawing and watercolor. Ah, if you can come to Sydney RIGHT NOW, you can sketch so many models on a beach! Extermely hot days! Nearly 40 degrees.
Cheers, Sadami

RH Carpenter said...

Sadami, I've been to Sydney once, long ago and then up to Cairns - it was hot and the people were wonderful. I imagine you do get a lot of figure drawing opportunities at the beaches. For us, everyone is bundled up and shuffling around in boots and mittons - that should be easy to draw!