Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

Drawings from 3/22/09

Last Sunday drawing jam at Dina's house

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Pastel Exercises

My painting instructor says that pastels is more difficult than oils or acrylics. The reason is because of nature of the medium to best be utilized by revealing the surface underneath.
That's a struggle I'm working on right now.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Anatomy and ... well, Fraggle Rock, I guess

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Frank Porcu - suplimental

Here are some notes from my Ecorché class with Frank Porcu that I've been taking every Sunday

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Frank Porcu pt6

This was a lecture on the arm. It was by far the most complex lecture I've been given. Apparently there are almost no day-to-day examples of the different components past level-1 of the humerus.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Red Hot Riding Hood pt 6

these 8 drawings took about 55 minutes. which just about ties my previous time. The difference is that I'm out of practice and have lost a little of the rhythm of the movement since December.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Frank Porcu pt2

image to come

Today: The Pelvis and Rib Cage.
How they relate to each other, to the muscles in front, and to the intestine inside.

It's ironic that Frank says, "don't copy, build it up," yet in order to take really fast notes on his intensely dense lectures, copying is all we have time for.

Frank Porcu pt1

Frank Porcu is the best anatomical artist I've ever met. He teaches my ecroche class at the Art Students League here in New York, and every Wednesday he gives a lecture on anatomy.
Since I'm putting up a post for 22-minutes of quick crappy drawing, I might as well put up a post representing each week of notes in his 3 to 3.5-hour lecture.
Here are some of my notes from last week.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Color Sketch

This is a color sketch for a pastel portrait I'm doing as a wedding present. Its proportions were just eyeballed, but for the real thing, careful measurements have been made.
This test also helped gauge the final size of the head in the portrait itself. My initial roughs, complete with careful proportion measurements, would have made the heads too small. Because of the size of my pastel sticks, the width of my fingers, and plain old habitual comfort zone, I decided to start over from scratch and make the heads bigger.

Friday, January 2, 2009


When I talk on the phone to my friend while I draw, I like to imagine where she might be at the moment.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year, New Semester

I started this blog in early August, a little over four and a half months ago.
That's one semester's worth of consistent and diligent work, constantly aimed at improvement.
I did a little bit of everything:

sketching cartoon characters,
copying sequential animation drawings,
studying professional storyboards,
practicing high-speed figure drawing

This semester... Animation. I aim to produce some final animation exercises between now and the end of this semester.