Every Thursday I have my favorite model come by for some drawing. Lately it's been hand and arm rotation studies. Today I felt like looking at the torso and the amazing muscles that surround and move the arm. Of course one can't help but take it further out the arm or down toward the legs. [...]
Pencil studies of a hand gripping a partial sphere and rotating to test the limits of the movement of joints.
Building on a study from a previous session, I've worked a rotation of the hand from supination to pronation. Endlessly fascinating. The model's hand with the drawing. Nothing like working from life. 9B on Arches 88
An excellent day today. I got my favorite model in for a few hours for some arm studies. Followed up with another visit to the Gross Human Anatomy Labs at the University of Guelph thanks to some very talented and eager students who meet there every week for drawing. 9B Pencil on Paper [...]
Something I haven't done lately but must do more often is to have a model in for a day. Pure pleasure to just push conte around for hours and let the time pass.Happy New Year!all work conte on 18x24 newsprint.
I got a call last evening from Zacharaiasie Nappatok, an Inuit friend living in Akulivik in Nunavik, previously known as Norther Quebec. Our friendshop goes back many years to a time when I was printmaking advisor to the Inuit artists of Povungnituk and regions around the Hudson's and Ungava Bay coasts.Of the many drawings and [...]
This morning I took the opportunity to sketch my granddaughter as she watched Tangled. Having a 4 and half year old hold still is an impossibility so this opportunity was wonderful. It was interrupted only by the cat moving into my lap and finally my own attention being diverted to the piece too. The first [...]
It's -11C outside, -21C if you factor in the brisk wind, so that would make it a perfect day to go out and sketch - if you live in Inuvik. But considering I once use to do exactly that when I worked in Povunituk, today wasn't so bad after all....until I got out there. For sketch [...]
Something often overlooked mainly because I look over them are my feet. When looking for the last thing to draw tonight I was a bit perplexed as to what to draw. So I sat down with Umberto Ecco's book on Beauty looking for a work of art to study. I was taken by the fine [...]
Gestures can have many purposes: warm-up, expressive exploration, form studies, or even basis for skeletal or muscular studies. They can be the loosest of scribbles or focused surgical strikes of lines. They are probably the most honest of drawings since they are more from the heart than the head. We feel, we empathize, we react [...]