Finally made it to class this Friday. I’ve been fighting a summer cold on and off this month and last. Thank you random traveler on the flight home from Denver. Your willingness to share a ton of germs with me caused me to miss more than a week of work and a ton of misery.
Ok back to class.
I always have a hard time shifting from painting to drawing and back again. Maybe it was the fact that I’d missed the first two classes, but I was able to settle in pretty quickly.
We had a new model (in every sense, he’d never modeled before) and he did a great job. I liked that he had a build like normal people, so that made it more difficult to render what was going on with his abdomen but made it kind of fun as well.
I decided to work in silverpoint but did make a few quick gesture sketches to warm up. I also made a conscious decision (after one false start) to focus on one area of the body for the evening. This turned out to be the way to go.
My drawing wasn’t the best thing going, at the same time it didn’t completely suck. Silver point is hard to photograph but I will try to get a better picture/