Well, two weeks are down… I was expecting to be able to relax this weekend, but there was too much to do. I went in to the studio on Saturday for about 4 hours and was in today for about 10. I’m keeping ahead of the homework curve though, so that’s good. Julie made me promise to take some pictures this weekend.
These are the 5 Platonic solids (plus a cylinder) that I needed to construct for my Structural Drawing class. I imagine that I’ll have to draw all of these many, many times before the end of the semester. We have to draw the cube 10 times, the cylinder 10 times and 5 spheres for homework due Friday. But the best part is that we have to attach vine charcoal to the end of an 18″ dowel and draw the shapes holding the end of the dowel. The exercise is supposed to get us used to standing back from the surface and to draw from the shoulder and not from the wrist.
For the painting class I needed to draw four still lifes involving simple geometric shapes. Since I had already constructed the Platonic solids, it seemed to make sense just to arrange those. Here are two of the four drawings that I did.
We’re going to put four on one canvas (24″ x 36″) and paint each one using a different approach. Should be interesting.
Figure drawing is the class that seems the easist to me, probably because it’s what I’ve done the most. At present we are working on contour lines. These were 40 minute poses.
Well, I’d write more, but I have some reading to do. Please forgive me for not writing more. I am literally spending more time in the studio than at home, and 12-hour days at the school seem to be the norm.