Saturday, February 4, 2017

More Late Winter Life Drawings

Here are some more life drawings from my weekly sessions this winter. I'm getting pretty familiar with drawing our regular models, so my likenesses are getting pretty accurate.

 


Monday, December 26, 2016

More Life Drawing, Winter 2016



Here are some more drawings from my weekly figure drawing session. The above drawing is another in a long series of awkward poses. I'm an absolute champion at finding difficult foreshortening poses. This, more than a lot of my drawings, is an example of my technique with a pencil, which is basically creative scribbling.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Fall Figure Drawings


Here are some of the drawings I've made at the weekly figure drawing sessions I attend every Thursday. The drawing at the head of this post is conte crayon on 96lb Canson drawing paper. The others, below, are all graphite on the same paper






This last drawing was done a bit larger than the others on 80lb Blick drawing paper.



All of these drawings are available for sale at my Etsy store.








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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Gamera vs. Gyaos

Gamera vs. Gyaos by Christianne Benedict


Kaiju smackdown. Drawn mostly at the urging of Sophie Campbell. Brush and ink on Bristol board. Somewhat delayed by the tornado that hit my fair city and knocked out our power for a few days.







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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Collaboration is Fun


The Madames des Comiques group on Facebook has been doing an ink exchange this year, where various lady-type artists submit pencils for the other participants to ink. I've been really enjoying the process of making art from other people's drawings, and I've REALLY been digging the results of other people working over my own drawings. The above piece was inked by Ana King over this drawing:


Meanwhile, I was assigned this drawing by Elizabeth Schweitzer.


The point of this exercise is to stretch my artistic horizons. I don't usually work digitally--I don't really like working digitally--but it's a skill I need to develop and practice, so I decided to do this in Photoshop (rather than my usual default to Adobe Illustrator for digital work). This is the result:


I'm not sure of what I think about this result, but I'm glad I did it. It was fun.






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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Another Male Nude



Here are a couple of drawings from my last life drawing session. These are red col-erase Prismacolor pencils on crappy Canson sketchbook paper. I need to invest in better sketchbook paper because these drawings are pretty good but for the paper they're drawn on. As one of my old drawing teachers says: You never know when you're going to make a good drawing so make sure you always use materials that are up to it. Also: I did no construction drawing in either of these, preferring to trust my eyes rather than my idea of how figures are made. This works pretty well when drawing from life. The second drawing, below, was a ten minute drawing.




 



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