The construction of a head or body begins with basic block build-up, then establishment a combination of enclosed shapes within those blocks as planes of light and planes of shadow. Then I find the edge of the shapes but I don’t feel the necessity to refine or even stay within these edges. I just need to know where they are.
Nothing more. I don’t try to draw an eye or a nose.
A series of sketches from yesterday, the longest day of the year. These sketches are for poses from 3min, 5min, 10min, 20min and 30minutes in ascending order.
18×24 graphite on newsprint
I love my little studio. It’s just a bedroom in my house with a 10’ceiling, 2 windows facing north and east and a long unobstructed 16′ wall which I hung a ledge with a 4×8 piece of sheetrock at a slight angle. Under the ledge is a 54″ wide roll of canvas hung like a paper towel roll that I can just cut to length and tack to the sheetrock. I can make the stretcher bars later. No storage issues and no easels. My stereo, books, this computer and a nice heavy old maple workbench with a vise. Heart pine wood floors and a couch that’s too small to nap on.
Photo shoot reference of The Baron and Baroness Wellseg, for the Graphic Novel ‘Tales from the Vienna Woods”.
The Wellsegs entertain guests while they witness the graphic dismemberment of the “Duke” in their parlor, from the effects of infinite gravity field from their newest toy, the black hole generator. An invention of the Professor Gruberstoch.