Life Drawing Class

My favorite time of the week, life drawing class. This is the only time I get to work from a model and I try to take full advantage of it.

I was working with my new Nitram artist charcoal tonight plus some Winsor Newton artist charcoal. I have figure out that the choice of paper really changes how the charcoal works. For the very soft charcoal newsprint is better, but for the harder charcoal a hot pressed soft paper is best.

After the class I had a good talk with Jamie about the best subject for improving drawing, well that was the beginning question, but our conversation really hit on a lot of great topics and ideas that I need to think about. Most importantly is the balance between choosing subject matter solely for skill improvement or choosing for excitement or message. This is one that I will be thinking about for a while.

Also when I came home I was surfing and found these great 3min drawings by Charles Hu at the 3kicks artist studio website, here is an example.

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And while looking for Charles Hu’s website, I figured out that he is the head of the 3kicks artist studio from James Gourney’s site. I love that guy, he’s amazing.

The sensitivity of value and line here in just 3 minutes is amazing.

The Drawings

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