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10 Steps to an Expressive Drawing

Drawing the Model

10 Steps to an Expressive Drawing

Model N - Full Pose

Model N - Full Pose

Model N - Area of Focus

Model N - Zoom in Area

 

MISSION: To find a hidden gem out of an ordinary pose

  1. I used  8×10 grey paper ( you can use any size and color that you want)
  2. Digital Tools: Round Soft Pastel, Pointed Stump, Real 6B Soft Pencil
  3. Now draw a format square off center (for a unique composition I drew a 7×7 square and drew into that shape  )
  4. Use 2 fingers on each hand to create a frame and discover a new and unique image  (Your fingers are your viewfinder)
  5. Now move your viewfinder around Model N above and look for contrasts of light and dark, tone and texture
  6. Next draw from your new cropped area of focus using pastels, stump and pencil  ( ideas: look at the hands, look at the feet, crop off the head, draw only 1 side of the face, etc.)
  7. Use a pastel of the paper color to draw over where you want to make changes. (this means I used a grey pastel)
  8. Do not erase. Leave the history of some of your marks (those marks activate the drawing)
  9. Draw a group of different croppings.  Draw for 20-30 minutes and take a break. Models are usually hired for a  3 hour session with 10 minute breaks. Being a hungry person I take one longer break to eat cookies
  10. You now have about 4 drawings that are unique statements of your subject, and you should be happy with at least one

DIGITAL vs TRADITIONAL:

  1. I’ve done this drawing digitally using Corel Painter 11
  2. It definitely can be done in the traditional way with traditional media
  3. The benefit of digital drawing  is that I can save my work every 5 to 10 minutes and go back to an earlier version
  4. The disadvantage :  I don’t have an original that I can hand to someone. I have to print out my piece.
  5. The bottom-line  :  JUST DRAW 🙂

Completed drawing

 

Model N - final drawing

Model N - final drawing ©2009 Jacobson.

 

 

Drawing - close up view

Drawing - close up view ©2009 Jacobson.

 

Now it’s your turn.

  1. Leave a comment with a link to some of your drawings.
  2. We’d all like to see what you see.

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Model PB – 60 minute pose

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Video Demo – Digital Painting on Layers

Non-Destructive Painting

Drawing Charcoal and Pastel

Drawing Charcoal and Pastel

Today’s video lesson is about adding to an exisiting completed drawing or painting. You’ll still having the original piece without any changes. Layer painting is the process. Corel Painter 11  is the painting program. Sit back and watch artist Jackie Jacobson demonstrate the process she uses with Corel Painter 11.

Meet the Artist …Jackie Jacobson

Sit in the front row

Watch in full screen by clicking on the icon to the right of the sound volume

Title:  Painting in Layers with Corel Painter 11    Time: 5:00 min

Be sure to come back next week for another of these weekly video lessons. If you’re enjoying the series, leave a comment so that I know you’re out there. It’s fun to know who’s in the audience, what you’re thinking and any ideas you can add. Questions are definitely encouraged. So ask them please.

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Drawing from the Model – 60 Minutes

Weekly Life Figure Drawing Series

Meet Model PB

Model PB  Final Drawing ©2009 Jacobson.

Model PB Final Drawing ©2009 Jacobson.

Sketching Process – 60 minutes Pose

I start with a 15 minute block-in quick sketch.

Art Materials Used

The Paper: White charcoal paper. When doing traditional drawing I use Canson Ingres paper with a laid finish. ( I was trained in the old masters style and that was their paper of choice)
The Top 10 charcoal and Pastel Papers are listed here. I’ve used most of them in the past 46 years. Find your favorites.

The Media:

  • Blunt Soft Pastel 40
  • Soft Charcoal Pencil 7
  • Pointed Blender Stump 30
  • Grainy Water Blender

  • NOTE: NO ERASER IS USED- When I want to change something I draw with the color of the paper to make the changes.

Here’s the progression of the 60 minute drawing session. USE PIC LENS FOR BEST VIEWING and start with Drawing 01 Block-in

Reminder: I am using Painter 11 and doing all of this drawing digitally. There is no difference for me between doing this directly on paper, or directly on my Wacom Cintique. It’s my hand that is drawing.

Set a timer and join in. Meet you here same time next week.

I’d love to see your drawings. Email me for critiques and conversation at jackiejart@aol.com

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Weekly Life Figure Drawing Series

Meet Model S

Model S  Pose#06

Model S Pose#06

Quick Sketching – Short Poses

I have chosen Pose #6 for todays drawings. They are all short poses, from 1 to 10 minutes. Quick sketching is the warm up process. Usually done on newsprint paper, the model does a series of one minute poses for a 20 minute session. Then we move on to do 5 to 20 minute sketches.

Art Materials Used

The Paper : I love colored paper. My favorite paper is, Canson Mi-Teintes Drawing Papers and Pads.  My favorite color is Moonstone. Most art supply stores carry this paper, and I buy it online at Dick Blick Art Materials.

The Media: 6B Soft Pencil, Sketching Pencil 5, Soft Charcoal Pencil, Blunt Soft Pastel, Pointed Stump. Note: I DO NOT USE AN ERASER in quick sketching. The history of my marks are recorded and stay where I made them. For blending purposes, I sometimes use a kneaded eraser.

 One minute warm-up drawing is from the first 20 minute session.

1 Minute Warm Up

1 Minute Warm Up

 

 Drawing completed in 15 minutes from a 20 minute session. I stopped before the timer.
 
10 Minute Drawing

15 Minute Drawing

Reminder: I am using Painter 11 and doing all of this drawing digitally. There is no difference for me between doing this directly on paper, or directly on my Wacom Cintique. It’s my hand that is drawing.

Set a timer and join in. Meet you here same time next week.

I’d love to see your drawings. Email me for critiques and conversation at jackiejart@aol.com

 

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Drawing CI_#3

Drawing CI_#3

 

Have you ever attended a Life Drawing Workshop?

Drawing from the model is a weekly ritual for most figure and portrait artist.  I invite you to be part of this journey. Come into my studio, meet the model and look over my shoulder.  A new model or new pose each week, and a look into the process. Enjoy

 

Meet the model.

Model Reference Photo

Model Reference Photo

 

DRAWING 1

Watercolor and charcoal pencil.

Drawing CI _#1

Drawing CI _#1

 

DRAWING 2

Working over Drawing 1. Heavy Charcoal

Drawing CI _#2

Drawing CI _#2

 

DRAWING 3

Working over Drawing 2. watercolor, acryllic, markers, charcoal pencil

Drawing CI_#3

Drawing CI_#3

Questions Answered

OK, I hear your questions. How did she do these?

  • They were drawn digitally.
  • I work from photos I have taken from live sessions with models.
  • The model’s photo was on a monitor to my left.
  • I drew and painted on the Cintique monitor in front of me, using Corel Painter 11. (See studio tour to view this arrangement)
  • Drawing 1 – was a 20 minute drawing.
  • Drawing 2 – was a 15 minute drawing.
  • Drawing 3 – was a 30 minutes drawing.

The real advantage in drawing digitally, is being able to work on a prior version, without ruining what you did previously. As this series progresses you will see many different mediums used, different drawing surfaces, and many different models.

You can draw along with me, grab a sketchpad, some materials and join me in this virtual studio. If you need a little drawing help, try this book Drawing on the Right side of the Brain.

Thanks for coming. See more next week…

 

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