Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Color of Flowers

I've been so busy lately that I haven't had time to post any art...mostly because I haven't had time to create new art. On top of all I had a weird stomach bug that made me feel wretched all day Monday, luckily it is now behind and I'm finally playing catch up with all the trades and swaps I have pending.

As you know by now I'm a huge fan of nature, particularly flowers; and I'm blessed to live in a country where it's always Spring, we do get our winter -we are actually going through winter now, lots of daily rain...-but it doesn't affect us in a major way, there's always something blooming wherever you look. I've been actually waiting for a sunny afternoon to take pics of my Mom's flowers so you could see for yourself.

In the meantime I'll leave you with some flowers I made for a swap over at iATCs, these are all done with graphite, I'll let you imagine the colors on these on your own :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Saturday Classes

I have been taking figure drawing classes on Saturdays... this is the first time I have tried figure drawing and it's been challenging because the group I joined has been working on this for 2 years while I just have had a couple of sessions and to top it all off there are a couple of REALLY fantastic artists in the group which can be enough to intimidate anyone!

It's also a challenge because the class is pretty fast-paced, yesterday's class included 3 10-minute portrait sketches, 4 10-minute full body sketches, the rest of the class -about 40 minutes were used to complete the watercolor piece. This one actually took me 2 classes to complete and I finished the background at home later in the evening.

The graphite one was done during the first 2 classes I attended.

Some things I still have to work on:

*A LOT on faces...I'm having quite a difficult time getting the features and the proportions just right.

*The overall size of the art, I have this tendency to draw everything a tad too large and very frequently I find that the image doesn't fit in the paper, I finally improved that a bit in my quick sketches yesterday by drawing an inside frame very lightly with pencil and trying to work in that area alone.

I'll try to find some decent looking quick sketches to post here (most of them are NEVER going to see the light of day!)