Follow the evolution of a young drawer as he becomes a better piece of furniture.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Center Fuse

Felt good. Made bad. Witness.

And the night closes
With arms warm
Sharp uncomfortable pains underline all gains made through toil
Encompassing creed

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Pock Marks Future Holes

Drawings from my last workshop. I feel myself improving but it is hard to say how or why. I am learning to draw curves correctly in a single stroke. Construction and form are still difficult. Each new pose is a puzzle that is immense fun to solve.

Winter break is coming and this is the last week for figure drawing workshops at the Academy. If you know of a good figure drawing session that meets more than once a week in San Francisco, leave me a comment.


Cold is breathed
Damp foot marks become less crisp
My ear is throbbing slightly
Some sounds, there

I rub my feet on the carpet.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Pavement Speak

Let's watch the entire drawing session... this time completely unedited and commercial free! Sometimes the best drawings don't always happen at the end.

These were all about 7 minute poses. I like this time length. They are long enough to allow me to finish a pose, but challenging because they are so short. The worst way to ruin a drawing is by overworking it.


Along the gated path
To my right
A pulley of wood and rock
To my left
Featherless gardens roll

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Tasty food from a hole in the ground that I dug today

I did more drawings. I like 'em.

A warm, body bed, and sleep.
Ennunciate. Aggregate. Sophmoric annelid.
Fatuous apropos. Beknownst.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Semi-hardened malleable mush

If, by chance, you find yourself traveling home on foot from a rousing night of imbibing, do not phone your last lover incessantly until she picks up and tells you that she is seeing someone else so please stop calling.

Also, I did some drawings.

Still haven't figured out cross-hatching. I tend to work too fast on the lines and view them as a single tone. They fight with the line drawing to define the form, making the image disjointed. If I can work them in a way that is that builds on the line drawing, the final image will be more beautiful.

The Range
Soft silvery hair, like down

Friday, November 17, 2006

Shame Us Oh Conner!

Had a decent session. I feel like I am making some progress. Drawing with a pencil is fairly challenging when you are attempting to render form, I am trying to learn how to cross-hatch and use outlines to define the figure. Here's the best of the bunch:

5 minute pose
(and my favorite drawing, funny how the quick sketches turn out the best)

10 minute pose

20 minute pose

25 minute pose

Doodle done on the model's break:
Character desing for my secret project!

Be back on Monday with more. Lose the goldfish, it's not doing anything for you.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Popcorn Chimp

Had a truly frustrating session today. I wasn't able to produce on drawing that I am satisfied with. Everything came out stiff and bland. I guess you can't be spot on all the time, but it is really annoying when you can't find the groove. Here are some of the better ones...

The only way out of these drawing funks is simply to draw more. Gonna hit the page hard on Wednesday. See ya then.

Everyone monger!