The last class for this semester – I continued to play with water-color pencil.
I tend to draw the heads too small . . . or . . . another way of “looking at it” . . . I make the bodies too big. Then again, he is a big guy.
The uneven jaw line is reflective of his beard and mustache.
If you are an art buff or interested in the psychology of nudes read this article Why The Nude Still Shocks. Not only is it interesting it underscores my past reluctance to put up the sketches of men as opposed to women. (see Equal Opportunity Nudes)
The model this week was male but he was wearing this warrior “get-up” that the men in the class seemed to enjoy drawing , . . must be a testosterone “thing”. I say “TAKE IT OFF!”
Take a peek at the entire class from the beginning 2 minute sketches to the 20 minute poses.
Tried water-color pencil for the first time. Discovered it doesn’t ERASE so the first go over needs to be very light.
This model was great. She was more voluptuous than most and I didn’t have to draw muscles!
In the sketch below I used an old piece of cardboard backing. If you look you can see the water stains from years past.
For the last pose the model put clothes on . . . probably because I couldn’t get her breasts symmetrical!
I may take these drawings and experiment some more with the water-color.
Judy Formato collects people – from bus rides, parties, meetings and invites them to her “POP” gatherings – Painting on the Patio. Yesterday I met her collection of very talented and welcoming women who have been meeting for 3 years to paint, chat and share resources.
Most of the women were doing water-color. I experimented with my newly purchased pastels to color two of my quickie life drawing sketches I had done in class.
The afternoon was topped off with wine and snacks. Judy served a verrrrry tasty egg plant dip that had zing from some delicious pepper sauce imported by the family fine Italian food company Formato Brothers.
Here are my “befores” and “afters”:
ONLY YOU, yes YOU, no one else in the whole wide world, have the first, the very first glimpse of What’s to COME!
An astounding, creative, lovable, incredible, unbelievable,
did I say lovable?, story of the Love Affair between
The start of the tail
A love story come to light*
You have the first peek
Elephant and Ant
An Unlikely love affair
to light up your life
He is the light of her life
He’s not a light weight
He can’t see beyond his nose
That everyone knows
So stay tuned right here
There’s MORE to be brought to light
Just for your delight
In response to haiku prompts on Haiku-Heights Ramesh Sood wrote a series of haiku about Elephant and Ant. He’s now put the story between this unlikely pair into rhyme – and I’m delighted to help him introduce them to you.
(The sketches on this page are preliminary and are not to be confused for the REAL Elephant and Ant)
Read Ramesh’s wonderful poetry on his blog: