Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spring Has Arrived, I think

Well according to the calendar Spring has arrived, but weather wise it has been a bit questionable, chilly with some snow. The good news is that the snow is melting, and since last week we have only had a few snow showers that didn't actually stick.

In the meantime I have actually been working on a couple of small works. Above is one of 2 bookmarks that are almost finished. The drawing part is done, just need to apply the clear contact paper and add the tassel.

I think wishful thinking inspired the one above of a fern plant growing out of some leaf litter. Both fern and ground are very stylized, but other than that I am quite pleased with it. Done on Stonehenge paper with ink and colored pencil. Even if the woods I have been checking out don't show any signs of new growth I can imagine how it will look in just a few weeks.

A couple of weeks ago I attended another short pose drawing session. These images are just a sample of what I drew that evening. The image above was done with pen  and was a 2 or 3 minute pose.

The two images below were drawn with pencil and are longer poses, the one on the left was a 10 minute pose and the one on the right a 15 minute pose. It was great to have a male as our model. Though I missed this weeks long pose session where the man in these drawings was sitting for a long pose session, ah well hopefully I won't miss the next male long pose session. The men seem to bring more energy to their poses, certainly they are more challenging (for me) to draw, but still fun.

Above is the drawing from the long pose session I attended last week. For the most part I am happy with how it came out. I really do think the short pose sessions have helped to fine tune my drawings. It is hard to put a finger on exactly how they help, but that is my current story and I am sticking to it.

Last but not least I am posting 2 photographs. The one above was made in my local park about a week ago and shows another of our March snow storms. The one below made yesterday in another local park (Ames Nowell in Abington, MA) shows what a difference a week can make when it comes to snow cover. Since the first of April arrives next week I am crossing fingers that we have finally seen the last of the snow storms.

That is it for today, I want to take a moment to wish those who celebrate a Happy Easter or Passover. Per usual comments are welcome, I love hearing from my visitors so if you have the time leave me a note.