Male figure study


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


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.

Half n half


This was done last semester. Our assignment was to draw a crumpled towel with stripes of different local values and to render only half of it so we could clearly see how much of a difference value makes in giving form to an object.

This was one of my favorite exercises because for me it was a breakthrough moment in the course. Usually I try to stay positive and have faith in the process, but every once in awhile that annoying little demon voice of doubt decides to speak up and say something like, how are you going to manage that? To which I responded, fold by fold.