I attended another drawing session and although I was really hungry, had a nice evening drawing the model Barbara. There was a moment halfway through the night that I attempted a couple of portraits and was completely filled with frustration and agitation. I've included this hiccup below. I then changed my focus to a couple of sketches of the model's foot. I am really happy with the results and think they are my strongest moments of the evening.
An example of one of the lousy portraits where I began to resort to "object drawing" and the fruitless pursuit of "capturing reality". I lost most sense of nowness.
I scurried out to see the latest opening at Creativity Explored.
Four young artists from Creativity Explored step into the spotlight.
Creativity Explored presents recent work by four young studio artists who represent a range of artistic styles, perspectives and subject matter in its new summer exhibition, Introductions.
The four featured artists include Kate Thompson, Marcus McClure, Steven Liu, and Keenan Dietiker.
Here are some of my favorite moments:
Once again I volunteered for the Monster Drawing Rally for Southern Exposure Gallery. For the third year in a row, several of us documented all of the drawings created. It was great to see some familiar friend's faces.
It's my half-sister's birthday coming up, so I quickly sketched/painted this card for her. Created with graphite and watercolor.
Dropped by SFAI for a figure drawing session, but unfortunately, the model didn't show up. So a few students volunteered to sit for us while clothed. Instead, my first drawing was my own hand, which I rather liked.
Then I started drawing portraits and got SO aggravated. After all these years of figure drawing, the portrait is the most daunting and difficult. I need more practice. I really hate these two sketches.
I took a small break, tried to relax, and refocus. The rest of the evening I created mediocre drawings, however I do like the foot drawing.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.