Thursday, February 24, 2011

Parmigianino study

This is my version of Parmigianino's (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) Study of a Head. 

Here's a link to the original:

Small, about 5x7 sanguine on pastel paper. What can I say, I like doing the old master studies. If that's how they learned, who am I to argue? 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Friday AM commute

This morning: a long-time Metro employee who is probably reading a story about slashing public employee pensions, and a young girl with a much more care-free disposition.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

On the way home from figure drawing class

At first there was nobody on the train to draw, so I just doodled, then a guy came in and conked out for a few stations.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Rafael "Fighting Men" Study

Here's the Rafael study for the figure drawing class.  The idea is to try to  understand the forms in relation to one another.  The marks and sketching around the margins are my instructor's.  Tonight we had a model, so it was my first life drawing session where the model was not an unwitting metro passenger or myself.  My drawings were...ok....sorta....for a first effort.  Then, on the way home a couple of sketches on the train which I will post tomorrow.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Metro Ride on the way home from class

I really like drawing people on the Metro.  I had to take the Metro from Rockville to Silver Spring, which is almost an hour long ride.  The time just flew and I had to keep reminding myself to look out the window so I knew which station I was at.  I think one day I will just hop on the train and draw people all day.  Anyway, here are two from last night.