Tuesday, June 19, 2007
This is the 3rd time Lady J has been to Go Figure, and she didn't disappoint. She had some great shoes and a feather fan as props, and she couldn't help moving her hips a bit to the "Son Cubano" music. These are all colored pencil, starting with a 2 minute, 5 min., 20 and 2 tens at the end. One of these is a "blind contour" drawing- it's pretty obvious which one...
Monday, June 11, 2007
Here's Carla from last night's Go Figure- she's been once before...
She has a great expressive face and a long, skinny body- very interesting to draw. These are all colored pencil.
I was trying to heed Steve Brodner's advice about "swing". He graciously replied to an e-mail I sent earlier today asking for some creative criticism. This is partly what he said:
"I would love to see each element affecting all the other elements more. If one thing is bigger, how than does it change the other elements? Did I ever mention the subway car or elevator? When a new person enters everybody else stands differently. All the things in your piece are dependent in a way on each other. Your work is really good and you should be getting work. But I would keep working on this idea of integration, or Swing; something I always shoot for."
To me, the word "swing" rang true like music- each instrument depending on the other and integrating to create movement, energy, and rythm- like linework, composition, and the individual features of a face working together to create caricature.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Okay, the real reason I didn't post more last night was because my scanner was giving me problems and I was tired. Now I fixed it, so here's a few more of Marina from Go Figure on Monday night; the first two are 2 minute sketches, and the last is a five minute caricature of her.