Monday, July 16, 2007

Friday drawing session

Avalanche has a figure drawing session every Friday, but I'm not an accomplished figure drawer, so I don't often spend much time in there. I guess I'm uncomfortable drawing around all the people here who can whip out amazing figure drawing after amazing figure drawing. I'm lucky when I don't end up with some type of disproportional disaster. Still, it's good to exercise my drawing and design muscles. Sometimes I'll use the session to do a caricature or cartoon version of the model, which I think is useful in a different way. I was only in there for a few minutes this last Friday, so I focused on the head of this guy. It's hard to caricature someone who has the "model look," because their faces are so darn normal.

19 comments:

  1. hey sam,its baz here from bazdesigns - great stuff here!a bit of the ole inspiration for yours truly(its cool finding stuff that you wish,man,i wish i did that :) i wanted to ask you - you've got loadsa hits on yer blog(how do you get yerself known?)i think im floatin around in the doldrums..cheers if you get a chance to reply.. and yer art?tasty stuff indeed!

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  2. This is excellent. I recognize the value in figure drawing, but I think this kind of thing is more appealing than an accurate representation of the model would be. Unfortunately for me, I can't do either. But you certainly can. This is really nice, Sam.

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  3. Super cool character, very dimensional. Almost miss out all the great new recent postings, U ROCK!!

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  4. Great Drawing Sam! Pretty intense Blue Steel look goin on.

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  5. Can't Draw figures? coulda fooled me. I'd love to be able to do that, in fact I'm working hard on something like that now. Good stuff keep it coming!!!( I mean your stuff of course)

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  6. I struggle to believe you are anything but good at any approach to drawing Sam! Glad you did a caricature though coz it's a great pic! Top stuff

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  7. nice caricature, some real great drawings on your blog

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  8. Marvelous Nose! Great!

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  9. Dude, what a great blog you have here, I wasn't sure in what drawing post a comment because I like them all!

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  10. That turned out great. The drawing works well to bring my eye into the center of attention.

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  12. Beautiful work,Sam!

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  13. Thanks for the comments, everyone!

    Baz: My hits jumped up a bit after John Nevarez posted me on his blog. Other than that, about the best way to increase hits is to commment on other people's blogs. Oh, and get an avatar that shows your impressive art off, because I'm sure when people see a glimpse of your stuff they'll be too intrigued to not click and see more.

    Thanks again, everyone else!

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  14. thats sam for visit my blog! your art is really inspirated! see you benja:)

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  15. it's great sam. I love the roundedness you pulled off.

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  16. wonderful character work

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