17 Hours of Figure Drawing this past week. I've attended workshops at Courbet Art Circle, LCAD, 3 Kicks, & Catalyst. Why?
Recently I've been taking head drawing with Glen Orbik at 3Kicks Studio in Pasadena (http://3kickstudio.com). Only 6 students. SIX!!! I've been taking class for 4 weeks so far. We've covered basic construction, using shadow shapes, and basic Reilly Rhythms last week.
"Have only 4 values, but all the edges you want." In Glen's demos, he puts down the placement of the features, blocks in the shapes, and continues to refines the shapes and edges until he gets a more finished piece. There are at most 2-3 values in the piece. He works with a limited value range, and spends most of his time organizing the shapes and edges.
This minimalistic method of drawing really coincides with my philosophy of living life: "Cherish what you already have, don't chase after things you don't need." The 2-3 values are all you need to render. The artistry is in the design the shapes and the choices you make.
Courbet Art Circle - Santa Ana, CA (http://artcircleus.com/workshops.htm)
Steve - Catalyst - Westminster, CA (http://www.artsupplywarehouse.com/catalyst.php)
Mark - 3 Kicks - Pasadena, CA
Roseanne - Courbet Art Circle - Santa Ana, CA (http://artcircleus.com)
Jessica - LCAD - Laguna, CA (http://www.lagunacollege.edu/news.php?id=3)
Obsidian Entertainment - Irvine, CA