This is portrait #7 and contribution #7 for the 30in30 Challenge. It is a portrait of Julianna who you can find under Beanie61 on Flickr. I have already portrayed her once and you can find the old post here.
The fourth compulsory course of my art study at the Leonardo Kunstakademie Salzburg was all about drawing the human body, with a lot of act and portrait drawing.
Apart from the theoretical introduction we practiced by copying some old masters. This was the program of the first day. The second and third day we practiced act drawing from live models. The fourth and fifth day we focused on portrait drawing, first from live models and then each other.
Here are some example of this course work that hopefully won’t get me into trouble. 😉
After a break yesterday I am back and need to catch up. So, here is my #23 – a still life with apples and a banana in a bowl, artistically arranged on a drapery. This way I can start to practice the shading in folds. I used a 2B graphite and a 6B pencil.
Originally, I wanted to try the same rose from the last post with a fineliner. After two bad starts I went back to pencil with a different rose. Still, I was too tired and could not finish the same evening. You might be able to guess – the rose did not stay the same over night, so I had a hard time finishing the drawing partly from memory since several leaves were in a very different position influencing the shadwos as well.
Today’s drawing is from a little sculpture of a hand in bronze color that I have. It turned out to be rather tricky because the dark color and metallic effect of the sculpture brought a very different spin to it. There were shadows and reflections in unusual places that would not be there had it been a real hand. Plus my two studio lights added to the complex mix.
My latest drawing was quite a bit of work but now I am happy how it turned out. It is part of my homework for the Leonardo Art Academy. The assignment was a still life with two bottles, one can and two match boxes. I took my oil and vinegar bottles, an empty peanut can, and two match boxes with a Spar logo. I did learn from past experience, to use artificial light, because this does not change during the day. I was not quite prepared that I had so many reflections, both on the bottle and the tin. In the end, that was the fun part. You can even see the reflection of my drawing pad in one bottle.
This drawing is also part of the 30in30 Challenge with Leslie Saeta. Due to the homework, I decided to do mostly pencil and ink drawings during this challenge.