Sunday, July 28, 2019

7-miinute Portrait

A very fast portrait sketch. My standard for portraits is this: if you can successfully use the portrait to pick the model out of a lineup of suspects, it's a pretty good portrait. Some lineups may be easier than others (everyone else in the lineup might be bald or have a beard), but it's a standard that works well enough for me.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Model's View of Tuesday Night Drawing

Left to right: Greta, Dan, Diwan, Joseph, Richard’s son (back), Richard (back), Fred, Arlene (seated on the floor) Mike (back), Clarity (back), Ed, Vicki, Lisa, Raye, Will (back), George, John’s easel, Bob, and Holly.

A panorama photo to show what the Tuesday Night Drawing group looks like from the model’s perspective. Nineteen artists in attendance this week, a little short of our record of 22 artists.

Friday, July 12, 2019

iDraw Shakespeare: 2nd of 3 special drawing events

Last night was the second of three special drawing events planned for the inaugural Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare festival, iDraw Shakespeare. Each session, held on the second Thursday of June, July, and August features two models for two hours. You can choose which model to draw, or move around as you wish to draw both.

Photos of the event can be seen on the A Gallery Somewhere blog.
Arzelie in Elizabethan costume
Charcoal on tan paper

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Big, Soft, Messy Charcoal

For last Tuesday night’s drawings I used a bigger, softer charcoal stick and went for a fast, messy, sketchy style.