Monday, December 29, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
And of course last night was a wonderful drawing session because Mike was on the stand. This is the long pose from our drawing session. Shane recommended something "compact" - which I love (Mike IS the "human pretzel")
Staging the pose is very important. When working with a large group, goal number one should be to provide an interesting pose from all angles.
This pose was reworked a bit as we all surveyed it from our different vantage points. The outstretched arm was repositioned several times, and we settled on this suggestion from Shane that he called "drawing in the sand". What's nice about the outstretched arm was the "nook" it created behind it where mike's legs were tucked underneath. From the other angles, it added a nice negative shape to an otherwise compact pose.
Plus it played up Mike's structure in his arm and back - the lighting and the pose came together and we had a wonderful night of drawing.
Well we've had 48 hours of rain here in Woodstock, GA so getting a phot of the drawing in natural light is not happening. So I was trying to get a good picture of this drawing indoors...which is hard because the lighting is difficult, but also because every time Ari sees the camera she runs over and says "Cheese!"
So...here's my little peanut and the drawing!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Sent out two more original drawings this week! They are both gifts so SHHHHH if you know who's getting them!
I get so thrilled to hear that someone likes my work. I think it's an even greater compliment to know that they are confident enough in the purchase to give it as a gift! I am truly honored when I hear that my work is a gift to someone else.