Friday, October 30, 2009
I brought my tablet to the figure drawing coop at the design center last night, and was pleased with the results. I had forgotten what a good exercise live figure drawing is because with a two-hour limit I'm forced to work fast. I started painting in color but I don't think it was working out very well so I desaturated everything and went to grayscale. That enabled me to block the values in faster. I also cropped the composition so I could pay closer attention to the head and torso. With 15 minutes left I wanted to see what some color would do, so I created a layer with an overlay blending mode and quickly laid down some skin and hair tones.
I have been sketching, but I haven't had time to scan my moleskine and post to the blog. Next week I'll try to catch up.