Sorknes Art

"The fact that no one understands you doesn't make you an artist" Sketches, art in progress, finished art and thoughts about it all.

Friday, 25 November 2011

A small workshop for croquis and long poses

So, last Saturday I was at a workshop that had some technical input in the beginning, then some croquis drawing where we were told how to do them, and then we had two hours with a long pose. I promised I'd take some pics, I just forgot about it, sorry! :)

These are some from the first rounds of croquis, these are all one minute poses (60 secs), and drawn with right hand. These are all charcoal.

These are from when we were told to swap which hands we were drawing with, in my case to the left hand. Also one minute poses.

We also had some more with our drawing hand, my case right. One minute poses as well, as we did nothing but one minute ones for croquis on this workshop.

And here is one of the sketches on the long pose, I haven't taken photos of the end drawing yet, as I am not sure if I am at the moment working on it correctly. The work and sketches we did from the long pose should have enough information in them that I should manage to make a proper drawing from it all put together, and I *will* manage to finish it, sooner or later. :) This one is with pencil.

Since we're now several talking about putting money together to pay for long pose models, there is hope that I might be able to get my technique a bit better and approach a final image during the long pose itself, with the hours we had, I didn't really get to start on the final one, so I have to do it at home. But remember, it was the first time I had a model doing the same pose for more than three minutes! All the other life drawing I've been on has been croquis, which are 30 secs,. 1 min, 2 min and 3 min poses.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

A male for once

I couldn't sleep. Annoying. 

I have done so many ladies lately that I wanted to a man.

Started out as a photo ref, then I went a bit overboard, again.

At least it's a male. And a good looking one at that, I hope.

Saturday, 5 November 2011


Did something tonight. I kind of liked it. :)

Still trying to figure out the light/shadow thing. :)

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Self Portrait Day 2011

So, it's Nov 1st, and another self portrait day.

Note how I have leaned forward to get rid of excess skin and wrinkles. Also, when drawing from a mirror and you're flipping  your canvas, it's hard to flip your mirror. I kept flipping it, but even though my mirror has two sides, it's just small size on one side and big size on the other, no horizontal flipping... ;)

So I ended up doing some photos as well. After a bit of liquifying and colour adjustment, this is what I have. It's soon midnight, so I have to post it. Used about three hours. I prolly should've had a better result than that within that time limit, but hell, at least it kind of looks like me. :)