These drawings were done at a weekly life drawing session at Archway Gallery in Houston, Texas. The first drawing is of the other artists. I began before the model arrived and added to it here and there during the session.
The drawing sessions begin with a series of 2 minute warm-ups and then some 5’s and 10 or 12 minute poses. The above drawing was the first 5 minute pose of the session and I remember this because of something very specific. The gallery manager came in and asked “Does anyone here drive a silver BMW? You need to move it because it’s blocking the neighbor in.” Our model, unmoving, smiles and says “Yeah, that’s mine.” Wouldn’t you know it, the naked guy is the one who has to go move his car.
Ink on paper, 6″ x 8″
It seems to me that every time I sit at my computer I do the same things: look at Facebook for far too long, check the weather, look at the news and email. An hour is gone and I probably didn’t even do the thing that I had intended to do in the first place.
Ink, 7″ x 7″
Day 4 of the Inktober drawing challenge is here and the prompt is “underwater”. I waited to see what the people at Sktchy would come up with and I used one of the source photos they suggested for inspiration. This is done with my trusty Faber Castell PITT pens in a Plumchester sketchbook.
Ink, 8″ x 8″
The Inktober challenge Day 2 prompt is “divided”. I began with a couple drawings of Ian Curtis of Joy Division but they were just not working out. When a Joy Division song popped up on my playlist I called out ,”Ian! I’m trying!” In the end it was a bust.
“What else can I do?” I wondered. Divided, divided, house divided? Lincoln! And that is how I got to Lincoln from Joy Division.
Tomorrow I am working a Princess Bride theme. It is the 30th anniversary of the film, after all, and it’s returning to some theaters for limited dates this month. Fun stuff!
I am joining the fun in the Inktober drawing challenge. Make an ink drawing every day for the month of October. The prompt today was “swift”, which made me think of Jonathan Swift of Gulliver’s Travels fame. Turns out he wrote a little poem called “On Ink”. How fitting! Here’s an excerpt:
I am jet black, as you may see,
the son of pitch and gloomy night.
Yet all that know me will agree,
I’m dead except I live in light.
Tomorrow’s prompt is “divided” and I have yet to come up with an idea for it.
Today I am working that scanner to get some Every Day Matters drawings up! Read More
I decided to start doing the EDM (Every Day Matters) drawing challenges and the first is to draw a shoe.
While having my coffee this morning I played with my PITT artist pens and a china marker for this profile drawing.
This is an old drawing of Brian Eno, done around the time I first began working on top of written notes and to-do lists. It looks like the writing here is an art supply shopping list. Read More
This morning I was watching Wonders Of The Universe and did a couple of "paused tv" sketches. Read More