Monday, October 14, 2013

Bill Nye the Science Guy

This is Bill Nye, drawn in charcoal pencil from a photo in Seattle Met magazine. I have a warm spot in my heart for people who bring science into popular culture. I think our country could use a lot more of that to stave off the superstition and ignorance that makes me want to hang my head and weep every time I hear someone on Fox News talking about global warming. This image is also dedicated to Congressman Paul "Lies Straight From The Pit Of Hell" Broun. Man, I'm really on my soapbox today. It's getting slippery up here with all this soap and outrage, so I'll step down now and get back to drawing, coffee-drinking, and voting for people who don't want to shut down the government.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Short poses at Art Not Terminal

I went back to the life drawing session at Art Not Terminal yesterday and, as usual, the model was great and there was a room full of people who were doing really amazing work. These were shorter poses, starting with five minutes and going up to 20. I think it did me a lot of good to try to work more quickly and focus on gesture. The images above were from a 12 minute pose and a 20 minute pose, done with charcoal pencil on newsprint.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Greek Sculpture at the Seattle Art Museum

I went back to the Seattle Art Museum last weekend to pay a visit to the little room upstairs with the Greek sculpture. According to the wall text, this is the head of a woman from a grave site, dating around 350 BC. This was done with charcoal pencil on oatmeal paper.