Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 7:15 PM | Posted by mARTa
black conte on newsprint, 18x24 inches. Click on image to see entire set.
For two weeks now we have been working on massing in the form. Aside from all we have learned so far, she continues to push us to really see the body, it's form and the tonal values. We are working with white conte on toned paper to help us see the forms or doing erasure drawings. I really struggle with these! We are being pushed a little harder to get the spirit line right at the beginning and to get our proportions right. She stops us often to look and see if we have it right....."don't go drawing nipples if you haven't gotten the body all drawn in" or "folks, you are drawing the whole body, I don't want to see headless bodies or those missing hands and feet!" Okay, I love this class!
I got my portfolio back today. I earned brownie points for having the neatest most professional looking one. (We had to make them. I guess bookbinding skills came in handy). We got 10 grades today: 2 for the master studies and 8 for the required drawings. She scores: 4/A, 3/B, 2/C, 1/D, 0/F. Mine averaged to 3.4 (B). I had one she gave me a C on but I got 4's on both my master studies.
I have a long work weekend coming up so won't have much drawing time. And I must make time to come visit all of you and see what you are all doing. Thank you for being so supportive and the encouragement is a big boost for my ego as well!
"oh, if only this kind of drawing made sense to me"