Week 4 Pictures

Well, after a restful day off, I returned once more to the studio today. I only put in about 8 hours today—hope I won’t regret that later this week. Anyhow, I managed to get a few pictures of things that I’ve been working on.

Here is a cast painting that I worked on in Martha’s class. We’re going to be doing two paintings from the cast. This is actually the second one, but I’m not happy with the first. I’ll post a picture of it once it’s ready to be shown.
Cast Painting

It seems that the block people are going to be a recurring theme in the Figure Structure class—
Block People Playing Ball

—though, as we keep refining our canon of proportions, they may not stay blocky for much longer. This was a drawing from a live model where basically we were to impose the underlying structure onto the pose.
Ovoid Person

I like Wednesdays: figure drawing is nice and predictable. These were a couple of 40-minute poses. Harvey Citron says that next week we’ll start working on modeling the form. Hope that means that we’ll have even longer poses. I can’t wait.
Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing

If you’ve been reading over the past couple of days, you know that we were given a cumbersome homework assignment for this Friday. I wanted to make sure that I left myself plenty of time to complete it, so spent about 5 hours today truncating a block of plasteline to construct a model of a human skull. The first picture is to give you a sense of the fact that I did start out with a block. We were instructed to keep all of the truncations as well. All of the pieces have been coated with gesso at this point, but as you can see, it still fits back into a somewhat block-like form.

Plasteline Skull Block

Here is the scale model of the skull surrounded by the truncations.
Plasteline Skull with Truncations

I’d write more, but I have a bunch of reading to do. Cheers!

– Jeremy

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