Wednesday, January 27, 2010

And some more sketches...

My search for new drawing and painting materials continues. I am exploring different options to see what works. This time for figure drawing I decided to try combination of watercolor pencil Derwent Inktense Pencils and Pentel Aquash Waterbrush. Watercolor pencil can produce both soft lines and really dark ones if you need them. This gives more freedom to just draw, and not worry about the accuracy of the drawing, as you can correct the earlier softer lines with heavier lines later. Waterbrush brings the painterly quality into the drawing. It’s fun to experiment with different mixed media at figure drawing sessions. The model is the constant, but you and your interpretation of the model, and exploration of media could be different every time you draw.
I try to stay pretty lose and fast with sketches. At this point, the main goal when I sketch is to not create a very complete and appealing drawing, but to build my visual memory of different faces and poses and develop the skills of drawing. The more I sketch, the easier and faster my final drawings go. It all sounds good on paper, but I struggle every time to be loose and just keep working and drawing.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sketchbook: Mama series

My mom is staying with us for the whole winter and she is keeping my sanity and productivity at the highest level.