Friday, May 17, 2013

Return to Form (II of III)

Just recently uploaded an archive of figure work into the Picasa web-album for Drawings & Prints (possibly NSF): some 1-minute gestures + quick studies. Nothing much over 20-minute-long poses, some done in graphite, charcoal, some ballpoints, Sharpies, pen & ink, a little wash here & there. Most are from 2006-09 when I ran a monthly figure sketchgroup meeting out of a now defunct gallery, some from open studio studies, and a few done for class session models in gratitude for their work.

Hauled out the portfolio for a classroom show & tell + doing demos (see previous postings in this series), and was in part motivated to do this quick & dirty photo shoot of them on account of seeing a recent show of a locally esteemed artist who's life drawings have been getting some rave reviews - despite not being any good at all IMHO. But as I often tell students, humility means you're never as good as you think you are, and conversely you're never as bad as you think you are either. It just is what it is, the work speaks for itself, and you always move on, and keep doing more regardless. They all dovetail quite nicely with a return to figurative drawing.

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