pictures and words by paul mccall

April 2007
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Thursday NIght
Filed under: Open Studio Painting
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 1:50 pm

We got a late start due to having to wander the halls in search of a model. This is an oil sketch of about 90 minutes. I spent more time on the drawing and less on smoothing the transitions between the shapes of color.

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Catching up on Thursday Nights
Filed under: Open Studio Painting
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 5:17 pm

Here are three quick efforts from Thursday night Herron Art School open model sessions.

And from previous weeks

It was pointed out to me that I tend to give the women monstrous thighs. I do, and usually they don’t deserve such treatment. I need to spend more time on the measuring and the drawing but I get overly eager to get to the color stage.

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Another Digital Booking
Filed under: Live Caricature
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 10:00 pm

Circumstances finally allowed me to get a photo of my digital on-site set up. (Thanks Lisa!)
I use a 17″ Mac Powerbook, a small Wacom tablet with an inking stylus, the printer is an Epson Stylus Photo R380. The software is Corel
Painter IX.5. I have a selection of themed bodies pre-drawn and draw the subject’s head in a separate file then drag it onto the body of
their choice. At times I bring a monitor to slave to the laptop that
mirrors my desktop so the subject and those waiting can watch me work. This time I didn’t do that as I had a most excellent helper going out
and rounding up customers for me. There have been times when the client
has had a projector available to do the same thing on a larger scale. At the Eiteljorg we’ve done both at different times depending on whether it
was a day or evening booking.
The available bodies are the same as those on my “Body Shop” area of my “Gift Caricature” section of my web site. This was a fund-raiser for Starbase Indy, a local science fiction convention so the body themes were predominantly SF or fantasy.

The first two folks got away before I could get the camera out!

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