more faces

More faces from my fall 2011 figure drawing class. All are from online photo reference but my favorites are the last three – they’re from a series of photographs by Sarah Stolfa, of “regulars” from the bar where she works.   

fabric folds

Here are some pieces from my fall figure drawing class where the assignments focused on the storytelling of folds in fabric. The first one is a drawing I did from life of one of my dresses draped on a stool; the rest are from photo references that Nick helped me take.

hands, legs, faces

Just some random assignments from my figure drawing class, picked from separate weeks. Just about everything is from photo reference, although the hands are Loomis copies. from Andrew Loomis’ “Head & Hands” 

figure drawing – stretch & compress

In my figure drawing class, we recently had an assignment requiring stretching & compression of form – ie bending of limbs, torso, etc so that you can see the compression on the bent side and the way the form stretches on the opposite side. Nick helped me take reference photos of myself so you may recognize the model :). don’t mind me, just conjuring…

toddlers & babies

In figure drawing, we recently had a module where we tackled age differences – babies, toddlers, kids, teens & adults of all ages. Here are my toddler drawings – all based on photo references of my awesome 2-year old. 

smiling victorians & norma jean

Some work from week 9 of my figure drawing class – the first one comes from a great reference site,  – you could spend hours looking through their fantastic images. This image is from their “Smiling Victorians” set – I love those photos, as the people seem so much more alive than the serious images you usually see from that time. This one’s…

emotion study drawings

Here’s work from week 8 of my figure drawing class – had a great, cheap model :).

ears: facial feature study

Here’s the last installment of facial features from week 7 of my figure drawing class. Oh ears. You used to seem so amorphous and vague! But now I am armed with a little anatomy understanding and you don’t scare me anymore. This tutorial from Stan Prokopenko really helped me understand some basics of ear construction (if you’re interested in basic facial feature drawing, he…

mouth: facial feature study

Here are the mouths from week 7 of my figure drawing class. Most of these are from drawing book or online references, although a couple are from my own mirror studies.

nose: facial feature study

Here are the noses from week 7 of my figure drawing class. This first page has a bunch of famous noses towards the top – can you guess who’s who?