Happy Valentine’s Day! Our model at the Art Students League today was a super thin, fit, black lady with a great big, green dookie holding her hair.
We had our first new model at the Montclair Art Museum’s FIrst Free Thursday of February Open Studio in over a year; a black girl with long hair in a jump suit and Ugg-like boots with a fluffy fringe. It was a great turn-out at the studio today. Along with Steve and Eddie there were a few other regulars, a whole Cub Scout Pack, a guy who drew on his iPad, and lots of kids and adults dropping in throughout the night.
Haven’t been to drawing for a while, busy at work and unable to leave in time for Open Sketch at the Art Students League. Loved the model, bit of a goofy looking guy, reminded me a bit of Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean), kinda skinny, and well defined in places, but with a pretty big “skinny belly” in certain poses. He had great big bulgy eyes but moved them a bit too much for me to capture them for the portraits.
Same model as yesterday, really great poses again, but couldn’t capture a lot of them quite as well as yesterday’s session. Last pose she was upside-down, so it was kind of weird drawing her like that and trying to get a likeness. Experimented with some shapes for her face, but it didn’t end up as a good likeness either.