Saturday, July 25, 2009
These are some of the charcoal renderings I have been doing for my Chiaroscuro class. We have been using mostly white objects so far like fabric and plaster casts. I haven't finished the female torso, head, or the old wrinkly man yet. Each one has at least 15 hours into it, and often closer to 25 hours. I usually use the blending stub to smooth out the charcoal texture and blend the values, but I didn't use this technique on the 5 object piece and the wrinkly man. This class is insanely fast....I'm having a hard time keeping up. I printed out the wrong calendar to start with, and lost a week...which turned out to be the equivalent of two weeks worth of work on a normal semester. I couldn't afford the plaster model kit till 3/4 of the term was over, and now that I have it, I may not need it. With Renaissance art history to go along with this class....Plato, Aristotle and the like...I have been hard pressed to do anything else. Sometimes I have to take a break and watch some Bleach (anime) in between. Anyway, these are essential skills to develop from chiaroscuro. I hope I can survive the last week and a half. I need to work to earn money too....somehow. Anybody want to buy a print? :) OH, and each drawing here is 18"x24"
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
This is just another BIC pen sketch in my little sketchbook. Although I love doing these...when I finished with this one I didn't feel like I had accomplished much. Must be because I took a break to do some artwork other than schoolwork. My schoolwork owns me pretty much (like 4 times the amount of work of a bachelors degree during the summer), so until August 5th, I'm off the map.