Sunday, April 29, 2012
Instructor Steven B. holds a regular Sunday night salon at F.I.T., that sometimes features fashion models, other times male physique models, and other times still, a combination of both. It's basically up to you what you decide to draw, he provides the space, the models, and the art direction. I'd been doing a lot of fashion illustration lately and felt like doing something less flow-y, so I went earlier this evening. Two really fun-to-draw male models with two completely different looks.
I spoke earlier with my old friend Senen about my tendency to just render, and not do finished pieces. Granted, I do have a few finished pieces here on my blog, but I suppose in relation to the sheer quantity of work I have here, it doesn't seem that much... especially since a lot of them are digital exercises that I don't necessarily labor over and reeeally clean up the details. I reasoned that as an art director, I may have compartmentalized my sensibilities, keeping design on the work side and just pure illustration on the other. So tonight, I made a conscious effort not only try and render as much as possible but to lay out the drawings in a way that each sheet could be deemed a finished piece. I think, all things considered, I got a few nice pieces out of it.
Sans scanner, I will upload more pics when I can take clear photos tomorrow during the day, but for now he's a shot of my fave of the evening, of male model Omar.
edit: updated with all the drawings from the evening.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
(as you can see, I've edited this entry as I've already uploaded a series of pics)
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Anyhow, this got cleaned and detailed and polished so much I wonder if I should leave well enough along. But I like some of the changes I effected. I'm especially proud of how solid (and slightly manicured) the nose and lips are looking.
I can't really post the full image until I submit it to the magazine that may use it, but will certainly do so after they decide what to do with it.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
I can see equal parts movie poster painting (Filipinos will recall the giant painted movie posters that touted upcoming releases all over the streets of Manila, each poster painstakingly hand painted by artists), as well as what I remember from a paper doll book on weddings that I brought home from my father's supermarket. No one else knows this, and they probably thought I was being the effeminate gay child wanting a bridal paper doll, but what I remember from it, several decades later, was the painting style that seemed to be either acrylic or gouache, and it's highly realized technique has influenced my work all my life. I wish I kept it, but that would have seemed too weird for a kid who was probably all of 9 or 10 years old.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
|My favorite piece (and last) of the day|
|Didn't love my angle, but I wasn't about to shift places and lose time.|
|Not my favorite since the angle was pretty odd and detail-free, |
but I liked my brushwork, as it helped get me to the final one above.
|I was thinking this is very Miguel Angel in style/color ;)|
David Gandy years ago. Let's hope this turns out as well! These are just the initial tones daubed on to my pencil sketch, and hopefully it will revert to looking like the model again once I get them more refined.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
edit: It occurred to me today that I should probably not reveal the drawing too fully even if I'm not really saying who or where it's going. Still, if I've achieved any likeness, it would be obvious. So I'm gonna err on the side of discretion and merely post a crop.