Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 4:54 PM | Posted by mARTa
I had said I wasn't going to post all my class drawings every week. But this week was an especially frustrating and insightful. Apart from getting a start to the master study assignment, there were new concepts to learn and employ.
On Monday she had us begin looking at the figures basic geometric shape and even though we aren't drawing it every time, we should be seeing those shapes when we approach a figure drawing. If you look closely at the long pose of the seated girl you can see the fine box shape around the head.
Today after our warm up gesture sketches we did 3 erasure drawings. I didn't like this exercise at all! You cover the paper with conte, smear it with a chamois and then with a kneaded erasure you begin to lift out the lights to bring the figure out of the paper. Some students really liked this, I wanted desperately to pick up my conte!
*I had a very insightful dream last night. I was in the studio at school all by myself. I had just finished a drawing on a grey sheet of paper and was unhappy with it. While pondering what was wrong with it I heard a male voice tell me to "pick up the head."
"What?" I said
"Pick up the head"
I looked around to see a pleasant young man dressed in robes talking to me. I knew instantly it was Michelangelo.
I asked again, " Pick up the head?" I wasn't sure what he meant so I reached for the drawing. As soon as I touched it the head of the drawn figure was in my hands in 3 dimensional form. I gaped in astonishment!
He handed me a wooden dowel and told me to drive it through the top of the head; and told me that should help solve some of my problems.
Speechless........I woke up.
If you notice on some of the gestures from today.....I have a fine line (dowel) drawn through the top of the head. It did help!
Mile Grazie Michelangelo!!!!!! Baci!!!
ps: the crease in the drawings is from a stack of books that fell on the roll of drawings. Dammmmm. I might have to iron them out because I have to turn in some of these drawings.