Spent a good amount of time last night, sketching my foot. It was an enjoyable session.
I fiddled around with this hand drawing that I was previously not happy with. I still want to make some big changes. For example, I'd like to remove a lot of the yellow on the inner arm and alter it to more neutral tones.
Last night, I worked on drawing my foot for a really long time. The upper ankle was colored too thickly and because I used an oil stick, was not able to erase back to white.
Today I got up and worked on the drawing again and as I was erasing, the paper began to disintegrate. Instead of fighting this, I just continued. I'd like to go back in and add a tiny bit of color to the white paper underneath, so that the drawing seems more cohesive. Right now, it invokes a skin rash.
I really like working in this space. It's also great to be able to pick which model to draw since they have 2 or 3 to choose from each pose. I have a few that I like this round and a hand drawing that I really dislike, but will work on it more later. I'm unhappy with the pea-soup green.
Today it was just my artist friend Tobiah and I. We explored the museum for many hours and visited some of my favorite artworks.
Lot 20. Two Kennedy Administration Cabinet Room Chairs, 2013
Spring twine and nails
The upholstery twine and nails that hang from this wall were originally part of two Chippendale-style chairs that furnished the Cabinet Room in the President John F. Kennedy's White House.
My friend and I met at SOMArts to spend the afternoon drawing. My energy was not high, but there is one drawing I like.
Completed a sketch and then used watercolor. It turned out more saturated than I wished, but all in all I am satisfied.
Today we had four different models and I was especially enamored with both female models, one who had an incredible body and skin, while the other was overweight. I've said many times before, but I really love drawing large women. It makes me very conscious of the effects of gravity.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.