Sketchbook Digest

Another slim sketchbook week due to classes. I kind of took a class on Sunday, too. Sat in on a figure painting class and did gesture drawings. Since there was only one pose, I ended up sketching the students a lot. Here’s a sample of that, I did a bunch of pages like this. Gestures ranging from 20 seconds to 2 minutes (but mostly 30 seconds to a minute), charcoal on newsprint 18×24. Also a head study at the end of the session, about 15 minutes (same media).

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In the sketchbooks, another page of study from Huston’s book, graphite on paper 9×12. Still working on my Simone Bianchi Ororo copy in the small sketchbook…getting bogged down in the hair details, blah.

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Sketchbook Digest

Sketchbook digest a bit slim this week due to classes starting up. Draw every day!

This week I got in a new book, Steve Huston’s Figure Drawing for Artists. Did some gesture studies, both practice from the book and overlay gestures of master works. Then a page of head construction studies.

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Only one comic book copy this week, took me two days to finish (4×15 minute breaks). Copy of an Alex Ross concept for Planet Hulk.

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Sketchbook Digest

Here’s last week’s sketchbook digest. I took the weekend off to get a break before classes this week, so it’s a bit thinner than usual. Started with more anatomy from the Winslow book, the first two are graphite, Prismacolor and white Conte on toned paper, 5.5 x 8.5:

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And a few rectus abdominis studies, graphite on paper, 9×12:

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Only one comic book copy this week, a request by Matbar (who is the proud new owner of it already!), a Marc Silvestri copy. Graphite on paper, 5.5 x 8.5:

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Tonight…portraiture class, part III!

Sketchbook Digest

Started this week in the digital realm: my first digital painting, done in Corel Painter Mobile on my old tablet, so it’s relatively low res (2k x 2k, though this is a low res web version). And of course I already see a spot I didn’t finish…

Anyway, good learning experience. Meaningful painting, it’s where my family fished up lobsters going back to the revolution. That’s my great-grandpa’s buoy in the water.

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Still working on Valerie Winslow’s anatomy book. This week’s copies are in my new 5.5 x 8.5 toned sketchbook. Graphite, Prismacolors and white Conte.

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I received the luscious new Ralph McQuarrie book set and immediately did a copy of the 1st cover. 9 x 12 graphite on paper.

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And some J Scott Campbell copies I did during my breaks at work, trying to sneak in more sketching time. It’s working! 5.5 x 8.5 graphite on paper.

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