Thursday, November 17, 2011

life drawing

today in class we worked from the models using ink with a bamboo pen and sumi brush.  I've used ink this way once or twice before, but always with a regular watercolor brush.  I hadn't realized that a sumi brush had such a steep learning curve aka feels like you're painting with a wet noodle.  I started to get the hang of it by the time we got to these twenty-ish minute poses though.

this drawing was done as this weeks homework assignment, a full body self portrait.  I have a bad habit of working really loose until I need to make a "finished" piece, and then I lose it all, which unfortunately happened here.

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