I wasn't feeling it this session at Spring Street. The models were fascinating but my brain seemed to have a disconnect with my hand while I was drawing. I haven't been drawing from life as much as I should.
I wasn't crazy that the guy had this long beard covering his chin and collar bone area. I'm trying to get a handle on these intricacies and he's hiding them in hair! I really struggled with the two very different body types as well. They threw my proportions off the whole time. While I am complaining about these things, they are also why I enjoyed this session. I had to look harder. That's a good thing.
This is one of the poses, maybe 10 minutes? that I drew with just a marker. No pencil, just the marker. I was forcing myself to make a decision on a line and live with it instead of measure it out, lightly sketch it in, and then drop in a line. I need to do this a little more it seems.
I kept wanting to draw his head much larger than it was. I was also drawing her lower legs longer than they were as well.
I went to Brooklyn in the neighborhood Williamsburg to draw Colleen. I've worked with her a few times and is fun to draw. She has a site to announce where and when she's posing around the city and is trying to create a hub for the artists that she has worked with. The drawing session was held at Muchmores, a coffeehouse, with a small performance space, tables, couches and a stage. It had some murals on most of the walls. Outside the Giglio Feast was getting ready to go. Lots of really tasty looking street festival food that I almost never eat. It smelled great on the walk back to the subway. I like looking at all the festival rides and booths in the day time. They are like these weird sculptures. In the daytime before everything is open and running, they look abandoned and there should be some creepy psychotic clown waiting to jump out at you and squirt you with his trick flower lapel! The apocalypse of clown!
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JUNE 15, 6-10pm
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