Monday, August 22, 2011

Figure Drawing Class 1

NOTICE: If you think nudity is evil and dirty then, well, firstly you're an idiot, and secondly, don't scroll down, because there are evil, dirty drawings of lines that resemble a person who is naked. It's not really a person who is naked, just lines on paper that, when combined, create the illusion of nudity.

There. I've said my piece. Now continue downwards, daredevils.

As all of you may or may not know - I never went to Art School. I'm self-taught. A self-made "artist" (and, yeah, I'll be using the quotes until I do it exclusively for a living, my friends).

So that means I've never done a Figure Drawing class. You know, where a bunch of people get together with their art supplies and a cute, nice young woman disrobes (or stays clothed sometimes) and does poses so you can, you know, draw her and learn how shadows and anatomy work with a living, breathing human being.

So on Sunday I was invited to Sketchy Doodle here in Phoenix (Tempe, actually - but these little cities are just code for PHOENIX), and I was ecstatic, but nervous. But then I got there and everybody was very sweet-natured and professional and cool. Some people were just starting out, some people could draw very well. And, below, you'll see the very first of my life figure drawing, and the time that the dear woman held the pose. I drew a lot of pictures (I draw fast anyway), but I've selected the ones that I favor the most. I had the best fun sitting for three hours drawing a subject since I drew for people at the recent Phoenix Comicon.

2-minute pose:

5-minute pose:

5-minute pose:

40-minute pose:

There was still time left-over for me for the "hour-long" pose that only took my pen and ink 40 minutes, so I got closer for a portrait.

20-minute pose:

Well, that's it! I won't show the ones I thought kind of sucked.

I hope you enjoy these sketches as much as I did drawing them!

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