The last few classes and open drawing sessions, we have been working on contours, still haven’t quite got it, and proportion, which after a rocky start of attempting to comprehend the notion of using my pencil as a measuring tool, I think I have finally begun to get the hang of it. On another note, reflective of my previous post, I am still convinced I made the right decisions. Dropping drawing would have been terrible and I don’t think I would have forgiven myself had I actually dropped it. John probably wouldn’t have either, but now we are able to joke about it in class, much to my relief, and it has given him another reason to pick on me. He still remains as cynically encouraging as ever.
Go ahead and laugh at this one, I know I do every time I look at it. (Contour attempt)Proportions:My Attempt at the famous “The Rape of the Sabine Women” by Sculptor Giambologna:These next ones show the step by step process we learned today incorporating everything we have learned to this point to compose the figure. Gesture -> Contour -> Full Figure:
Then there was this crazy contour reversal/retracing/impression/transfer of the soft lead to the good paper to create a light outline from which we were to build off of to make our final figure. No pictures and not necessarily the best explanation. Oh well, heres the final product:With a little bit more practice, I’ll soon be the next Picasso. Ciao!