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.
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.
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!