Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Class 10.30.13

Today we visited the chiller!  Because the skaters move so quickly,  I focused on memorizing key poses and then capturing them in a sketch.  I also noticed many poses repeated so I was able to start a sketch and then go back and finish; similar to how we approached ballet met.

The skaters also had great attitudes and so I tried to convey that confidence in my sketches.  Occasionally they'd slip and fall (very few times) and would quickly get right back up, or smile and assure the other skaters, "I'm okay!".  I thought about the parallels between skating and drawing as I worked.  For each great sketch there are 10 (or more) terrible ones.  And for each successful leap or spin, there are many falls before.

Anyways, it was really fun and I look forward to going back!

Total: 75

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Class 10.28.13

Yesterday we sketched at Columbus State.  It was a nice day and many people were out.  A large group played 'over-sized hacky sack' with a soccer ball which led to some interesting poses.  At one point some of the students playing stopped and realized we were drawing them.  They were flattered and even started posing for us:


Monday, October 21, 2013

Class 10.21.13

We were able to draw from a model in class today!  I enjoyed the sequential poses and variety of props:

We then focused on drawing from memory.  We took a minute to study the pose, and then drew it.
 I feel like these were more successful, because I wasn't as focused on accuracy and pushed the poses more.
Total: 55

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Class 10.16.13

We went back to Ballet Met yesterday!  We didn't have as much time, but I was still able to get many drawings in:

Total: 45

Wednesday, October 16, 2013