Dec 24, 2009

The Best of 2009: Clothed Figure Drawing

Last but certainly not least is what ended up being my favorite and most successful class, Clothed Figure Drawing. This class was a six-hour Illustration class, where we had three hours of 20-minute poses and another three hours for a long pose. Perhaps due mostly to the vast quantity of work that I produced in this class, it is here where I can see my most progress as an artist. Below are what I consider to be my best pieces, which is why they're what I put into my portfolio:
Still room for growth, of course. On a side-note, I forgot to photograph the final drawing for this class, so I'll have to make a separate post later.

The Best of 2009: Head Drawing

Next up is my Head Drawing class, which was a Fine Arts class. I definitely had a solid progression of talent and skill in this class...that is, I did until we switched from charcoal drawing to oil painting. Let's just say that none of those oil paintings will be found posted here. The class was six hours, and we drew one portrait per class; below are the last three weeks of drawing with charcoal:
We also had homework, including this replication of a Rembrandt painting. This was also done in charcoal. For the final, we had to produce the same illustration in oil paint, but again, no oil paintings will be posted here.

The Best of 2009: Drawing From the Imagination

Mostly due to laziness, I didn't end up posting all my drawings after each week's classes as I intended to do. Therefore, I've assembled the best drawings I created over my Fall 2009 Semester at the Academy of Art University and will be posting them by class.

First up, Drawing From the Imagination. This class was an Illustration class, largely about proper use of perspective and anatomy when drawing your own creations from your imagination (hence the name). I can truly say that I learned a lot from this class, but I don't think any of my artwork was that great. Lots of flaws and just a general lack of passion. So, the only think I'll be posting from that class is the final project. We had to illustrate a scene from Beauty and the Beast (the scene where Beast asks Beauty if she could ever love a hideous beast) and show all the things we learned from the class (perspective, reflection, plotted lighting, etc.). My initial concept art, I feel, turned out much better than the final piece. As I get older, I find myself drawn to more organic and fluid art than the tight, precise art that used to be my trademark...but maybe I'm just getting worse at what I do. Either way, here's the final piece:

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