New Drawing

The first part of my summer vacation definitely was less productive than it could have been. Sure, I have procured gainful employment, but I have found it difficult to spend large chunks of time in front of the easel. Fortunately, I think that spell has passed, and for the last couple of weeks I have been working steadily but intermittantly on a multi-figure drawing.

It is probably the most complicated drawing that I have tackled. I learned a lot in the process and I can see that there is a benefit to working on a long-scale drawing that one doesn’t glean from ‘studies’ and sketches. I was planning to use this drawing as the foundation for a painting, and perhaps I still will—though I am sort of glad to be done with the drawing at this point.

Self Portrait as Uncle

For those of you who might not know, this is a rendering of myself holding Gabby, Leah, Alek and Tayler. I guess you could call it Self Portrait as Uncle. This was from a photograph of the event which happened almost a year ago to the day, in Alaska. I wonder if the kids have grown sufficiently that I wouldn’t be able to hold them all at the same time now. 🙂

There are a couple of things that could have been better, but on the whole I think I’m rather pleased with it. Let me know what you think….

– Jeremy


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    tanya gadbaw

    hi, I have been reading your blog.. and Im so glad to see an art students like daily thoughts and everyday things in class that one is doing. Right now Im working on getting my BFA concentrating in painting. and then hopefull moving on to get my MFA and Im actually looking at the school your going to. So, I was realy glad to see the stuff that you do and such.. Ive acutaly been trying ot do the “same ” things and doing daily excerises. Im still not that great in figure drawing but its something I have been working on all summer and trying to get down, but yeah lol.. keep up the good work and keep working hard at your goals.. your doing a great job. and question.. any suggestions or tips for me or anyhting of sorts woould be great:).. email me if you wish.. toodles

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