Thursday, September 28, 2006

deidre pose

deidre pose
deidre pose,
originally uploaded by nepalblue.
Okay, well.. I'm here in New Mexico (back and forth between Albuquerque and Santa Fe) looking for some color. I am three weeks deep into Tony Ryder's figure/portrait in oil workshop. So far, so good. It is definitely worth the double dose of driving 60 miles every day. Just being in a creative and artistic environment, alone, has really gotten me motivated to step it up myself.

Catching up on the past three weeks:
week 1 - poster studies
- basically just a color/value/intensity study of the model
(no emphasis at all on drawing - which was tough)
week 2 - good, old fashioned drawing
- drawing the model
week 3 - drawing/inking - on canvas
- sketching out the model with vine charcoal
going over it with a really light wash of paint

We've done several of each per week. today I pretty much finished up my sketch of Lily (I'm sure Tony will have some ideas), and I'll ink it in tomorrow and get ready for next week's wash in. I took a picture of the Lily sketch along with the poster study I finished in the first week, but I left my cable back in Albuquerque, so it will have to wait.

Speaking of waiting, I am just hanging out at the Cloud Cliff Cafe (free wireless) across the street from The Ryder Studio where figure drawing starts in a half hour. Hopefully, I'll get to do some drawing tonight. Tuesday I ended up modeling.. full nudity (yeah right).. because one of our models didn't show.

Anyways, now that this thing is rolling I'll be posting more often. So keep coming, and I'll keep drawing/painting.


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