Uncomfortably Drawing the Figure

Typically when you set out to draw something, you draw with a relatively short utensil, using your dominant hand. This is how everyone learns to draw, and it is what is most comfortable. But for these drawings we weren’t supposed to be comfortable. No, we were supposed to struggle and loosen up and flounder about Read more about Uncomfortably Drawing the Figure[…]

Drawing the figure with pencil and charcoal

Here is another batch of figure drawings from this semesters figure drawing class. The first few drawings in this lengthy post are done in pencil. I hadn’t used much pencil in this class before the midterm, and so I wanted to make sure that I got enough practice with pencil in before the semester ended. Read more about Drawing the figure with pencil and charcoal[…]

More Figure drawing. This time conte pencils are awesome

Warning: This post contains drawings of nude figure models for academic purposes. More figure drawing. One of them is more vine charcoal on warm gray paper, and the other is conte pencil on cool gray paper. The thing I like best about the latter, is that we drew the same figure, in the same pose, Read more about More Figure drawing. This time conte pencils are awesome[…]

Drawing from the Figure

Warning–this post contains pencil sketches of nude figures for education purposes. After five sessions, my Illustration class has concluded its unit on drawing directly from the figure. Prior to drawing from a model, we learned from a model skeleton about the correct proportions of the human body. We were given bony points to look for Read more about Drawing from the Figure[…]