These represent an attempt at chronological order. The imagination faces got better (or maybe just different) from my two trips to the met. I think they did me well.
Also came up with a definitive schedule for myself, that I will probably fail to follow anyway. Two pages of Hograth a day, and one imagination sketch per page. Still life on mondays (with the exception of today). Self-portraits on Fridays. Who knows what on the weekend. If I have time from all the parties. WOOOOO!
Yay! I'm back to Hogarth! Topic of the week: Neck. And small heads.
That one on the right is from the head.
My commission for Dalhousie Historical Society Journal. I might colour it later.
Wow, I really failed at that updating every day. Sorry everyone.
Sometimes when I blog I feel like Jon from Garfield Minus Garfield. I guess most bloggers do.
I was gonna upload all my recent studies and a new SP, but it turns out I don't have all of them here. Thus you just get the life drawings from wednesday. I forgot that I was supposed to focus on the face, so you get the whole body. Please like them. They need your support.
I decided to be a good person from now on. It's the more efficient thing to do. This is why my life drawing has improved so much. Unfortunately I couldn't make the wednesday because of the snow day, in honour of which I decided to visit my good friend Stephen Colbert and ask him a question before the show. Watch for me when the camera pans in the beginning of last wednesday's show. I'm in the top left section of the audience.
It's been really tough the past couple of days. Demon's Souls grabbed a hold of me and wouldn't let go. I don't know if I'll be able to quit altogether but I'll try. As a result, I have a bunch of drawings backed up, but I will hopefully use this congestion to gain momentum and update every day for the remainder of the week.
Also I started a bunch of grayscale imagination paintings, which I think you will like.
It's either my face or my painting skills. Either way, I'm not pleased with the results.
Self-Portrait ~ 1 hour.
The following pages of the Hogarth Dynamic Anatomy book are taken up by Hogarth's own prtraits in various mediums, which I don't really see the point of copying. So I'm just gonna do portraits of my own:
The first one was way over-rendered, which I think I fixed in the second one. #2 took like 30 minutes.
Finally finished my "sketch." I started this exactly a month ago and spent about 5 hours on it ironing out the composition and rendering. I believe it's the first painting where the colours online actually look better than the original. Anyway, I've learned a ton, main point being not to jump into colour right away. Even Cole didn't do that. And I probably should have used reference too...
And the Hoe-Girth studies for today. Trying out different brushes. Soft/hard combination seems to work much better than just hard. I've learned so much from doing these digitally, it's not even funny.