Male figure study

MaleFigureStudy

This is an assignment from figure drawing last semester. I have a few more assignments I want to share, but I’m slow to post these because I’m still making adjustments based on feedback from my professors.

A couple weeks ago at Illustration Age I saw these free downloadable books by Andrew Loomis. I recognize some of his work from my courses. They’re a great resource so I thought I’d share. I had these printed at a local shop and might work through some of them on the plane ride home if it’s not too bumpy.

Female figure study

FemaleFigureStudy

This is an assignment done with vine and charcoal pencil on toned paper. Last semester I was fortunate to have a talented instructor whose work I admire. Figure drawing is both challenging and rewarding and I’m looking forward to more practice.

Cupcake monster

cupcakemonster

Being able to start and finish (or nearly at least) a simple painting in a day is something I eventually want to be able to do, but I’m not there yet. So I’ve decided to aim for 3 a week instead of 4 because I’d rather end up with fewer paintings I’m happier with instead of more paintings that I don’t really like. I haven’t met my quota this week, but there’s been more going on this weekend with the hubby’s birthday and the dragon boat festival.

In the spirit of Jeff’s birthday (tomorrow) I painted a cupcake monster for him. Happy Birthday Jeff!

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