Thursday, March 12, 2009

Clothed Figure = Love

HOW MUCH do I love clothed figure 2? Thiiiiiiiiiiis much! I feel like Clothed Fig 1 did a great job preparing me, and now I'm moving on to more fine-tuning of my drawing techniques.
So, today we had this model I haven't drawn before, Robert or Bobby or something, he was great, and we played with a mobster kind of theme, and I had a lot of fun drawing him. I probably mentioned this before...but I think today was similar to the pirate day where it's easier for me to have fun (and therefore, draw better) when I really get into the character and storytelling. Also? LOOK AT THOSE HALF-LOCKS. YEAH BITCHES.

Okay, I really shouldn't be that excited about a fold. But do you ever just get that ridiculous rush when you finally "get" something, or when a particular technique "clicks"? Yeah. I dunno.

Also, we got our first largish Clothed Fig 2 assignment handed back today, which was to take clothed figure reference and turn it into some kind of character or creature. I took pictures of my buddy Mark (who must be tired of me soliciting him for help with my art school homework) and drew him up like a leperchaun type guy. Who makes shoes. Leperchauns make shoes. I read that somewhere.

Also, have managed to hit up a *few* workshops so far this semester. I'm really bummed that I can't make it to Bill Sanchez's clothed figure workshop on Fridays, but well, I work Fridays, and I need to eat. Sorry Bill, you'll miss out on my occasionally awesome halflocks for another semester. Tragic.
But here are some clothed and nude quickstudies pages. They need some work but I think I'm gradually able to add more detail in a shorter amount of time. Gettin' there.

I feel like I blabber a lot more on my blog than on any other ones I've seen. Hrm. Well, for me it's a breakdown of my learning process, not just a place for me to vomit out my latest work. So, deal with it. :P

HAPPY SPRING BREAK EVERYONE! I'm off to Sonoma County, I hope everyone has a restful break.

ETA: Insane spring schedule situation resolved. Talked to the folks about it and they said I could take classes part-time and finish anything else up in the summer after graduation. Huzzah!


mlheran said...

OooooOOOooooh, I am feelin' the Clothed Figure LOVE!! :D

Awesomeness all around Kel, just awesomeness.

(Though I can't help wishing it was a fitted pinstripe suit.... but I digress. :B)

Kelly said...

Hahahah!! Yay, spreading the love! My job here is done.

Thaaaaanks :3

(btw, you have been cordially/officially invited by Chantal to attend the last day of illustration 1! She demands it! And you don't say no to Chantal)

mlheran said...

EEP! :O How exciting! Let me know when/where it is and I can plan to be there!

Jelter said...

Hey it was nice to meet you in person, great sketches. Talk to Bill a lot, he inspired me so much while I was in school.

Em said...

halflocks are kings of the fold kingdom!

i'm totally digging your clothed figure quickstudies!

C.B. Canga said...

very nice. getting better and better. very cool to see your progress.

you are amazing!!!

pablo pablo said...

Beautiful sketches!

eve skylar said...

Your figures are beautifully drawn.

Anique said...

Your work is beautiful! I hope you don't mind- I cited your blog for my drawing class at Ai online- they wanted us to paste a link to a figure drawing from life which was found online, and state why we liked it, and chose it.

I referenced the drawing of the "mobster". I love his expressions in all of your drawings. I hope my abilities will be as up to par as yours when I try to make my mark in the professional art world! Amazing work!! :)