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?

eyes: facial feature study

In my figure drawing class, we’ve been focusing on close studies of individual features. I’ll be posting two pages each for eyes, noses, mouths & ears over the next few days. I drew most of these from references – both from drawing books & online resources  (you may be able to make out my handwriting for the names of the authors) as well as from photos….

happy halloween!

Here’s a creepy facial muscle study to celebrate: graphite on 11″ x 14″ sketch pad


Starting in week 6 of my figure drawing class, we began to focus on portraits. Here are my three – they took me 1.5 to 2 hours each and were done with prismacolor pencil or graphite on an 11″ x 17″ sketchbook. here’s the original photo for this one  Vintage portrait from flickr Clark Gable from this original photo

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

figure drawing, module 2

Here’s some work from my second week of figure drawing classes – these took about 1/2 hour each. prismacolor drawings in 11″x14″sketchbook – our instructor provided reference photosWe’ve had to submit a number of shorter gesture drawings as well – here are a couple 3 min drawings: prismacolor drawings in 11″x14″sketchbook – live model reference The process is a little frustrating since I haven’t…

figure drawing – first assignment!

So, my online classes are in full swing. I just finished my first week’s homework for my Figurative Concepts class. Right now I’m mostly drawing from photo references but am planning to head out to some local figure drawing meetup sessions soon.  Here’s a selection from this week’s assignment – compressed charcoal figure drawings on 18″x 24″ newsprint – our instructor provided the photo…