Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Weekly Workshop VI

Time for me to post a selection from last week's Wednesday night alumni workshop! One of the nice things about going to these workshops is checking in with my former fellow students, and you too can share the magic by checking out the latest workshop sketches from fine folks like Josh and Mike. (And here's some stuff by Mónico and Ben from workshops I wasn't at, boo hoo.)

Speaking of workshoppery, I saw a notice about an event that may interest other Academites and alumnoids. According to the flyer: This Saturday, December 5, there's an "all day drawing event" with models and costumes and whatnot at the Academy of Art's 701 Chestnut building. Fond as I am of marathon drawing exercises, there's no way I can pass up an event that threatens to run from 10 AM to 10 PM.

Anyways, onward to the past! Last week's workshop got off to a bit of a slow start, as I was woefully undercaffeinated. Once that problem had been solved, we did a run of jazzy two-minute sketches with which I'm rather pleased.

These ten minute poses came out okay as well:

The twenty's not so good, but I'll share my shame with you and swear to do better tomorrow.


Mónico Chávez said...

I think the 20 is awesome, man. Looks super dramatic. What kind of pen are you using for the white?

Mark Simmons said...

Aw, thanks! I've been using those Liquid Paper correction pens they sell at drug stores. After I did this batch, I started using a bit of white pencil as well, to give me a little bit of subtlety to go with the drama. Looks nice on paper, but let's see how well they scan...