Sunday, January 27, 2013

Shape Creatures

Creature designs based off of simple shapes.  It's a super fun exercise!  I also wanted to push the idea of design vs. drawing.  It's definitely something I want to strengthen in my work.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


These are just some drawings of Danielle from my drawing session last Friday.  Danielle is amazing with costumes, she really knows how to create interesting shapes and lines with the drapery, and push her poses so she always has a great silhouette. I'll scan the drawings once I get some time (they're on 18x24 newsprint) but I thought I'd just throw a picture up on the blog.

Friday, January 11, 2013


Habiba does really great reclining poses.  I love drawing reclining poses and getting the feel of gravity on the figure.  I know this is a bit odd to say, but I remember one of my drawing teachers from many years ago pointing something out in a drawing with a reclined figure.  It was about how the breast "spilled over the side of the torso", if I remember his words correctly.  I thought that was an interesting way to articulate it, and I love the idea of feeling the fleshy-ness of the figure contrasting against solid masses, and the weight of flesh against bone, which has a different feeling from muscle against bone.

Saturday, January 5, 2013


Here are some gestures of Marie-Lyne.  She's a really artistic model, I know that sounds obvious but I'm not sure how else to articulate it.  She has a great awareness and appreciation for what she does.  There is life and poise in her posing.  Her standards are high when it comes to being an artistic muse, as she's an artist herself, and she pushes those standards in her modelling. I think it's important to be inspired by the models you draw, and you can see that she puts a lot of value on what she gives to the artist as well.