Here is another student self-portrait. Nicely done.
This an ambitious self-portrait as it is a full length image. He is a very careful in his technique and a very close observer of detail. There are a few proportion problems but this is a fine drawing at the beginner level.
This young woman had us all kvelling! That means something like beaming with joy. She was so gorgeous we couldn’t get over it. Her hair was stunningly interesting to paint. Every position she took during breaks was paintable. You see, I’m still kvelling.
I don’t know if I will be augmenting this painting with other imagery or not. I don’t know if I can over-paint any part of her image. She’s too beautiful.
Most of these students are classified as beginners. However you will see that some are much more experienced than others. Ramona has been drawing for one semester. This is quite accomplished considering that fact.
If you are in the Chicago area, I will be teaching watercolor painting in my studio this summer. If you want to join the group, send me an e-mail. A fun time will be had by all!
I have not done very many of these drawings on gray paper because I use watercolor as my study medium rather than dry drawing materials. But I am becoming intrigued with it and it does keep me out of my students’ hair.
This is another drawing done at a Wolves hockey game. Once again, the other guys move too fast, so, I focus on the goalie or the fans. Sometime there’s a good show in the audience. People watching is one of my past times. When the game is between periods, I draw the spectators.
This is a pose very similar to a famous Velasquez located in London. It depicts a similarly reclining figure with a puto holding a small mirror as a stereotypical vanity pose. You know, the equation of vanity with woman. I love it. Women are pressured to be beautiful or hot in today’s parlance and then they are ridiculed for worrying about their appearances. It’s a no win. If you could only see and hear my raspberries!
This is another prevent-me-from-hovering drawing of the same model. She is a wonderful model. We were all very happy to see her this morning. I have always maintained that a good model is a collaborator in the artwork. It’s the je ne c’est quoi.