Why I dislike Dropbox

I’ve used them since they were in beta for image hosting. They decided that they only want to do document sharing and not image hosting, so….all the images from my blog (and pretty much everywhere on the Internet I’ve posted for years) are now dead links.

Thanks, Dropbox. Glad I gave you years of positive word-of-mouth. Decorum dictates I edit out my actual feelings right now.

It’s such an entirely monumental task to rebuild this blog, I’m not sure I can do it. So many years of WIPs and finished stuff, going back to 2012, all done now. On the whim of an Internet company.

Tuesday Night Figure Drawing

20 minute pose, 18×24 charcoal on newsprint. I made some progress toward making the hair look better. Focusing on it as a mass, and even getting in some highlights on this one.

This model has a pretty intense shoulder girdle, there were several poses where it looked out of balance because slight movements really pushed one shoulder way up or down. Good clavicle practice, exceedingly pronounced, trying to make them look right without being too stark was a challenge.

Same model as the starkly-lit back shot from a couple weeks back.

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20 minute pose, 18×24 charcoal on bristol. I was not focused at all last night, and I drew a couple tough angles (I actually had to move to get this angle) because the class is still pretty full.

In addition to my first decent foot, I also did a couple not-atrocious faces and again the hair as a volume. Still need to get my head proportions correct, but I’m pretty stoked with the leg proportions (I actually remembered to follow gesture/structure/anatomy there!).

Tuesday Night Figure Drawing

This week’s work on Karl Gnass’ lessons at NMA REALLY paying off. I’m actually happy with my improvement here!

10 minute pose, charcoal on newsprint 18×24.

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She’s only been modeling a couple months but she’s really good. I feel I captured this pose well. We had some good melancholy tunes playing and she just kind of drifted off in thought.

I was actually cool with this piece at 10 minutes, it was even more ethereal. I may go back and soften it up a bit more.

20 minute pose, charcoal on bristol 18×24.

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Tuesday Night Figure Drawing

This model had an amazing shoulder girdle. Great clavicles, scapulas, the whole thing was just so well defined. I wasn’t drawing great, so for the last 15 minutes I had the instructor move the light to rake across her back and just did a straight tonal study.

She ended up kinda manly, mostly because I didn’t have time to work on the shadow side at all and it got broad on top.

But I do kinda like this one, imperfect as it is!

Charcoal on charcoal-toned bristol, 18×24.

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