foreshortened figures

Here are a couple of drawings from week 5 of my figure drawing class – we were focusing on foreshortening (where parts of the body look smaller or larger depending on how far they are from the viewer). These took about 2 hours each to complete. These are both charcoal, on 18″ x 24″ newsprint, from photos provided by the instructor

us or me

In 2006 I took an Illustration class in the evenings at the School of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.One assignment was to create illustrations for a selection of Ian McEwan’s “Us or Me” from the New Yorker. I created the pen & ink drawing below, of the argument scene, when the men are fighting over the ropes of a rogue hot air balloon….