Tag Archives: figure drawing

Become: A 3d mixed-media papercut collage

Another papercut collage.

Become 18x24"

Inspired by: tromping in the woods, building forts, finding mushrooms, wild imaginations, and plant life cycles.

Media: micron pens, brush/ink, markers, tracing paper, acrylic paint.

Part of the upcoming Rock.Paper.Scissors. show. Invite yourself here.

Artist Statement 2011

Memories are like dreams: tactile, yet fleeting. Ever-changing, unhinged, and unique between individuals and their perspectives. As we accumulate personal experiences throughout our life,  our memories coalesce accordingly. Our reference of a moment past is often sharp immediately after it happens. But in time, this call to mind shifts.  Details once endured fade with time.  Chronology transposes and events are recalled in different order, yet the feeling of the moment is the same.


Perspectives shift quickly, as shadows change with the time of day. Natural processes- growth, decay, currents, birth, death, all occur simultaneously, and can be explored in our memories and dreams. What we take away from this can also be used in observing the world around us. We still struggle to try to understand these complexities in our minds eye, and this will be a continual process by which we learn and grow from.


Different courses in life each give a unique perspective on remembering our past, as well as interpreting our present. In recalling these fragments of our consciousness, each instance will never be exactly the same. It this extremely personal process of remembering, imagining, and abstracted state of absorption that I would like to share with my viewer.


 

Memory(stream)flows close-up...that's me! :D

Sneak Peaks

Collaged drawings and papercuts

Reverie

Reverie

Grow 18x24"

Grow

"Untitled Ocean" An illustrated mixed-media page.

Ocean

And much much more… :D I can’t wait to share it with everyone! :)

Reverie

Reverie

Media: Micron pens, marker, brush/ink, brush pen, acrylic.

Comments/Critique Encouraged

Ahhh! Snooow!: Charcoal Drawing 2009

Ahhh! Snooow! (2009)

In this drawing, the goal I gave myself was to try to convey movement within the limits of a 2-D medium. At the time, there was snow on the ground, and everyone couldn’t wait for it! As soon as the first few snows hit campus, everyone is antsy, myself included. So, I had one of my friends pose for me in her winter coat, hat, and all, and took TONS of reference pictures. Out of those photos, came this drawing. :)


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Decision: Charcoal Drawing 2009

Decision (2009)

This was the second drawing of mine,where I tried to accomplish the goal of conveying movement with drawing in charcoal. This drawing’s theme is a little more serious, no? I wanted to give the feeling of pacing within a room, anxiousness, and uncertainty in this piece. I used a model for this drawing as well, took  a lot of reference photos, and used them to help fill in the gaps when I didn’t have a real person in front of me. The result, was this drawing.


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Timed Poses 2009-2010

20-30 min pose

20 min pose

40 min pose

40 min pose

40 min pose

20 min pose

40 min pose

Some finished figure drawings. The thing I enjoy most about longer posed figure drawings is that you really have time to hone in on a few particular aspects and polish them. For me, sometimes it’s a foot, or a nose, a beautiful drapery, or a really strange shadow on the wall.


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Gesture/Quick Figure Drawings 2009-2010

1 minute gesture drawing

1 min gesture drawing

1 min gesture drawing

quick gesture drawing

1 min gesture drawing

1 min gesture drawing

1 min gesture drawing

 

 

A study of a belly.

5 min pose

5 min pose

Gesture poses are my favorite. With gesture, you’re capturing an esscence. The esscence of the person, the situation, the room, the mood. And I feel that doing this quickly as you do in gesture drawings captures this esscence at its most raw and unedited state. There is no time for correction, editing, or erasing with gesture drawings. You’re capturing a quick moment with your hand.

Mediums used: brush/ink, charcoal, and graphite sticks


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