"It is a time of tons of verbiage, activity, and consumption.... But I do know that many who are driven to this life are desperately searching for those pockets of silence where they can root and grow. We must all hope that they find them."
Mark Rothko, 1969
This is my version of Parmigianino's (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) Study of a Head. Here's a link to the original:http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/pain...tudy-of-a-Head 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?
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.
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.