Friday, December 16, 2011

Two Figures

(This was done on grey paper with white pastel and a 5B graphite pencil)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I obviously didn't manage to finish this before my time was up with the model. What a shame. I feel like it was turning out well.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Silverpoint? Silver point?

This is a silverpoint drawing (or silver point? I don't know which one is proper...). I did it with a small piece of pure silver wire on what is basically a special kind of gesso. It pretty much looks like pencil... but it's similar to ink in that it doesn't really erase or smear. If I could redo this (which I guess technically I could,) I would only redraw the head and neck.

Also, this picture is not the best representation of this drawing. I might take a better picture and update this post later... we'll see.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

SP Take Two

Oh no! It's an alien!!

Closer... Getting there...

That's all I've got.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Oooooooooooh a life size life drawing!?! Fun! It's 6x3. I was super excited and nervous to start, since I've never worked this large before, but I got really into it.

Stage two... I think it's pretty self-explainatory at this point.

Ta da! I have no complaints on this one. It was a really interesting experience, and I definitely want to do it again sometime... this me took roughly 24 hours to complete.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Self Portrait

So. Self portrait. I had a lot of trepidation about starting this one, since I accidentally gave myself a black eye last Friday night...

At about this stage I realized that it wasn't only my eye that's swollen, oh no, it's the entire right side of my face. Incredibly hard to draw it right: since it doesn't match with the other side but it's not dramatically swollen, it just looks lopsided!! Grrrr.

I gave up at this point. It kind of looked like me, but it was definitely off. A big part of it was definitely the swelling, but I couldn't explain it all away with that excuse. So I put it away and slept on it for a few hours.

Ah, the wonders of fresh eyes! I went back last night and spent about an hour tweaking it; I shortened/narrowed the jaw a lot, which was the main issue, plus some small edits to the eyes and hair. It's much much much better but, um.... it's still not right. I'm done working on it at the moment though...