Thursday, December 22, 2005

Figure Drawing II

Click the picture above to view more drawings.
I'm still trying to figure out the best way to present these drawings. The link above will take you to a page containing all the drawings from the night: the good, bad, and ugly. It might be interesting to see the progression through the night, to get a feeling of time and space, rather than just see drawings float in random order. And Happy Holidays!


Seth Russell said...

These are really great life drawings James. I myself miss all of the life drawing that I did in school. It is definatly a valuable tool, and can help remind you of all of the little details of the human body. Keep up the great work.

10:23 AM  
MaTT said...

I have to say all of your figure drawings have a real sense of energy to them. There's like a flowyness to them. I also like your line work, it's very dynamic! yeah. Nice stuff!


2:19 PM  
Ada said...

Have a wonderful X-mas and a Happy New Year! =)

3:48 PM  
guanoboy said...

beautifull...any chance you'll be selling any of your sketches?

4:06 PM  
Antimatty said...

wow, man , makes me want to do some life drawings too. where did you go to school?

8:18 PM  
Process Recess said...

Guano - I usually sell sketches that were done for illustrations, but perhaps I will post some figure drawings for sale if there's enough interest.

Anitmatty - I went to the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

8:33 PM  
cosmo. said...

very impressive... very beautifull.
I am looking forward to see more of these...

4:44 AM  
Jennifer B. said...

These figure drawings are fantastic, thankyou for posting them. I haven't really done any myself since school. A small group of us got together this year for some model sessions (took turns drawing eachother, clothed). It was good practice, but not quite the same thing. Posing is hard!!

5:34 AM  
beau said...

Thanks for posting theses, J

11:28 AM  
Andrew said...

As a matter of interest- what was the medium used for the line?

4:48 AM  
Aleksander said...

I really like your art. Keep doing what you doing please.
Your life drawings are so accurate with no construction lines, I'm fascinated.

Just a question for you if you have time, when you were figure drawing in SVA, did you use construction lines from there start, or have you just always drawn directly? And do you recommend either of those?

Thank you.

P.S Your book was awesome, are you planing to release another book?

4:35 PM  
C215 said...

Happy new Year James ! I am so glad to begin the year by seeing your new from life drawings ...
i hope you will recive very soon your book. All the best for 2006 !

5:57 PM  
Process Recess said...

andrew - these drawings are done with a regular (medium thickness), ball point pen.

aleksander - if you are talking about cubes and ovals and the like, they provide a good basic understanding of form, but they also dehumanize the subject you're depicting. When I was painting/drawing long poses in school, I would roughly indicate proportions and structure, but the resulting work would always feel stiff. If you draw "directly," the drawing will feel more lively, and your personal voice will be more present.

Christian - thanks! I will let you know when the book arrives.

9:37 PM  
adam said...

Maybe I missed it in your comments but how big are these drawings? I am assuming that since they are ballpoint pin they are 8X11 or so - is that right?

8:31 AM  
Process Recess said...

adam - you're very close: 7 x 10" By the way, wonderful drawings on your site!

10:48 AM  
adam said...

Thank you very much.

10:46 AM  

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