I go to a nude figure drawing class every week, but last week it was sort of cold in our room, so our model chose to wear a dress she had with her. And it was sort of nice, for a change, to be able to draw material.
a piano man November 26, 2007
I was trying for Billy Joel, but didn’t quite make it. Oh well, it was a 10 minute drawing. We’ll just pretend he’s singing, “Piano Man”. If you want to see me drawing this, I have some photos on Flickr. http://flickr.com/photos/86825355@N00/2067378484/
trumpet November 19, 2007
I’m heading up to Seattle in a couple of days and have been a little stressed about keeping up with NaBloPoMo and DrawMo! I have this cellphone that does all this whiz-bang stuff that I’ve only used for making and receiving calls. Since my daughter left for college, I’ve been learning text messaging. It’s not difficult, I can form sentences and type, but the learning-curve challenge (of seeing the keys and trusting that the text I’m typing will generate the words I want) has been a tad frustrating. Today I spent some time to learn how to send text messages with photos to both my Blogger and Flickr accounts. This picture, taken with the cell phone in normal light, turned out better than I thought it would.
drawing class model November 15, 2007
Tonight was my figure drawing class. This is my least favorite model (personal reasons), but I was trying out a new soft charcoal pencil I had never used before and liked the results. Although I had to keep sharpening it every two seconds it seemed.
Nov. 13 November 13, 2007
I don’t know what kind of critter this was–possibly a rabbit–with one long tooth left. Maybe the teeth grew so long the poor thing couldn’t eat anymore? I tried Bristol Board but didn’t like the surface for charcoal.
Nov. 7 November 7, 2007
Here’s a piece of ginger, looking like some alien life form—charcoal on Canson paper.