We started off the semester with the classic paper, pencil, and classmate modeling. This is one of my good friends Kelly Lantham.
KU offers free Saturday drawing sessions with nude models, so whenever I'm free I try and utilize those opportunities to develop my drawing skills (looking at all those other people who come and draw, I've got a long ways to go).
She was really interesting to draw. Short hair and full of energy and emotion.
Drawing Media has really given me the opportunity to explore characterization.
This is a pretty good example of just how far we've taken distortion. The first drawing is a realistic translation of a picture. The right picture is Mr. Pipe man as a zombie.
The drawing on the left is Mr. Pipe Man as a robot. The top right is him as a baby and the one on the bottom right is him as a fish.
Even more distortion....
Our next challenge was creating with india ink and sticks.
I had a lot of fun when we moved to drawing our classmates....
We then moved to translating photographs into stylized ink images.
Up next was colored pencils.
And in honor of Presiden't Day, I drew Mr. Lincoln
And Mr. Washington.
And President Reagan (just for you Dad).
And Van Buren
Andrew Jackson everyone...
And Tyler (this dude is literally skin and bones)
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