July 22 Lifedrawing

With all the special drawing sessions, it feels like a while since I’ve been to a regular life drawing session! We started off with six gesture drawings to determine our long pose:   I got two drawings finished during the long pose. The curly hair was really difficult to work with, but it was still…

Finally Back to Oils

I don’t know how long it’s been since last I picked up my oil brushes. I think it’s been about three years? Maybe four? But now I have a place I can paint in: And it’s big enough I can be expansive without annoying others. And I am expansive.  I hate working on one piece…

July 17th Klimt Homage

Last Sunday Jankura Artspace hosted a special three hour drawing session honoring Guatav Klimt. The stage was set up with gold curves and the model adorned herself with some as well.  I spent most of my time working on developing one drawing, but did get s second quick drawing in. As per my current modus…

July 15 – Goth Night

Last Friday, Jankura Artspace hosted a special goth themed drawing session. Naturally, drawing on black paper seemed like a good idea.  At the time.  As usual we started with six two minute poses, but we decided to do two long poses rather than one really long pose.  I combined them into one drawing.  Behold! The…

July 8th Drawing: An Homage to Frida Khalo 

Last Friday Jankura Artspace had a special drawing event celebrating the Mexican artist Frida Khalo.  We started with six gesture drawings in order to choose the long pose as is the custom at Jankura.  Not particularly happy with how they came out, but hey, gotta keep practicing.  For the long pose I focused on the…

99 Portraits: 11, 12 and 13

Three more portraits since last time. While these fairly standard portraits are fine, I think I want to do some more crazy portraits. Because those are more fun. Still working on getting this style figured out. Feel free to comment on your thoughts on the process!   If you would like your portrait drawn, feel…

Happy 4th of July!

Last Saturday Jankura Artspace hosted a special drawing session: Easels vs Evil I worked with black, red and blue ball point pens, highlighted with conté pencil and occasionally with brush pen.  The session revolved around our model cosplaying as Captain America. She wielded Cap’s shield, her blue hair was styled as a helmet and going…

June 18 Life Drawing: Marionnette 

I don’t usually go to the Saturday sessions at Jankura Artspace, but I decided that this special session was worth a visit! The session’s theme was ‘Marionette’. The model wore a corset, and wore make up all over to look more puppet like. Rope was hung from the ceiling, engulfing the model in bizarre and…

June 17 Life Drawing: a Tribute to MC Escher

Jankura Artspace often has special life drawing sessions. This last Friday, we honored MC Escher’s birthday with strange geometries as a frame work for the model. I used this as an opportunity to look through these windows at various angles.  For future iterations of this piece, I will need to emphasize the dimensionality of the…

99 Portraits: 9 & 10

Two more portraits finished. I’m still working with a ball point pen base, brush pen for the dark and conté pencil for the highlights. Occasional minor color highlights either in pen or pencil.   First portrait since last time is for a former coworker who now resides in the UK: The second is for a…

99 Portraits: 7 & 8

This last week I was able to get two more portraits finished, plus a third one is mostly done. But I’ll share that one next week.  Portrait 7 is of an old college friend who is more than happy with a crazy pose. Of course this was exceedingly fun as a result. Yaaaar! Portrait 8…

Life Drawing, June 10 2016

Tonight I continued my life drawing onslaught with my weapon of choice: a cheap bic pen! We drew six gesture drawings to choose our long pose for the rest of the night: And then for the long haul I went with a ball point pen base, highlights with a conté pencil and finished up with a…