This blog...

...was initially for pieces done on a computer, but has since become a free-for-all. Here you'll find process work (digital and otherwise), sketch pages and studies, sometimes with commentary.

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Remember kids : if you can't make pretty designs, at least make pretty lines!

-Paul

Saturday, February 18, 2012

lifedrawing log - 02.18.12

You know you're having an off-session when it's more fun drawing the participants than the model.  Today's was one of those.

Even so, each model provides its own revelations. This particular specimen had ENORMOUS, thimble-sized nipples. You could hang pictures from them. But here's the useful bit : Their cast shadows showed the *exact direction* the light was hitting them, like a sundial. So, you know, the next time you're unsure of your light source, check those nips to see how close you are to high noon. If her back's turned to you, or her breasts are in shadow, or it's a dude who's had his nipples sawed down by a belt sander, you're screwed. Make camp and bed down for the night.



btw -- I have to confess that I feel like a total sleazeball when all the people in a lifedrawing session are male, leering at a much-younger female model. What must be going through her head?   I know this is "Art" with a capital "A", but man, is this what it's come to?  Being an artist is supposed to be cooler than that.  

2 comments:

Liquid Essence said...

LOL best update you've written in a while ;)

Aaron Coberly said...

I like the portraits