Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Practice Makes...Better, If Not Perfect

Shadow Study - Male Model Thumb Drawings - Female Model


Here are a few more drawings I did during Rob's figure drawing class. The inky-looking one on the right is a thumb drawing, done entirely using my thumb dipped in ink. The two below are enveloping and gesture studies, respectively. Click on the images to see larger versions on Flickr. I'm sort of ridiculously pleased that I haven't entirely lost the ability to draw, despite being out of practice at drawing from the model.

Enveloping Figure Studies - Male ModelInk Gesture Drawings - Female Model

8 comments:

Simon Dyda said...

"The inky-looking one on the right is a thumb drawing, done entirely using my thumb dipped in ink."

Now that's just showing off.

;)

a. fortis said...

I follows the class requirements. :D

The "reward" was having an inky black thumb for several days. Less fun than showing off the drawing. :)

DaviMack said...

Here's me, thinking that gloves would be a good thing, there. ;)

anzywanl

Ethel Rohan said...

Congratulations! What a gift. Keep going!

Elimare said...

Yer thumb has more talent than most people's whole hands! :)

a. fortis said...

It doesn't "feel" right with gloves. Plus the texture and the quality of the mark changes...I'm sure one would get used to it. :)

Too bad there's no job like "Official Thumb Artist to the President" or something...

DaviMack said...

It's just not the right glove. ;)

Charlotte said...

Looking at your pictures makes me miss college. Every semester I took art classes, just for the fun of it, and it was good... and ever since college all I've done is doodle while on hold (and archaeology type drawings for work).