Sunday, November 21, 2010

Drawing Session November '10

Last Wednesday I went to the drawing session again. This time, and on purpose, I left my charcoal and pastel and conte' at home.
I only packed pens, brushes and ink and some 70# Bristal paper.

The session is run in the usual way, with the fast gesture pose and then longer and longer poses. I feel that to get the most out of the time I should push my own envelop, but since it is only the second time, I am not completely in the groove yet.
I was hovering over the paper as the 30 seconds were ticking by when one of my fellow bloggers came to mind "Firefly Workshop".
I splashed some ink wash around in a random, but educated manor till I could find her, then took the pen to it. As you can barely see, I even rotated the paper through some of these fast poses.


This second one I fell back to the way I would draw with conte', but the marker fought back! I quickly went for the brush and ink. Interesting, but if not for this blog entry I would likely file it, maybe in a round file. 

Now that I had the brush and ink in hand and I was intent not to fight it. I think some enjoyable things started to happen. The model took one of those poses like a Michelangelo "Sibyl"


1 comment:

all ways 11 o'clock said...

Dan, I like these all three.
"I splashed some ink wash around in a random, but educated manor till I could find her..." Love this very much, looking around with a paint brush. Great stuff.