Sunday, April 26, 2009

18th century....the good old days!

a study from Glenn's class, which i'm showing as grayscale, because the white china marker mixed with a little of the prismacolor and created a really distracting cool tone on the warm toned paper, and the form is hard to judge. However, the problem goes away when it's value only in b & w.

Also, I'm studying 18th century french academic figures, because I think that, as a school, they reached the highest level of understanding of form. As i've probably said before, this tactile understanding of form was sacrificed right around the 1830s as the focus shifted towards the depiction of literal "optical" truth, etc. Some things gained, some lost.

EDIT: the 2nd study is after Louis Cheron

Sunday, April 12, 2009

More stuff!

From Life

From the masters

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

skulls again!

I'm going to start studying the skull again, this time from at least 10 angles, etc. I'm also trying to explore the form as carefully and methodically as possible, as per Glenn's advice. Also, taking a page out of the Russians' book, I'm doing diagrams on the side of my main drawing when I get stuck, or need to further analyze the planes of a particular area.