Saturday, August 9, 2014

The tail of the summer

Painter Satoshi Okada in Brooklyn

We stopped by to check out the Ai Wei Wei show at the Brooklyn Museum. 


Conor Oberst, Summer stage.

Painters from the Art Students League.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New drawing

Jamaal
Graphite on paper
2 week pose
at the Grand Central Academy of Art
2014
(Unfinished)



We mostly focused on quick gesture drawings for two weeks, which were somewhat foreign to our regular approach. Still, though, I was talking to my fellow classmates and friends Al Costanzo and Kristen Nikitin and we both agreed that those exercises helped to improve our block-ins and to perceive bigger relationships.  

Last month, Katie Whipple taught for the last three days and her advice was not just really helpful and personal, but also very poetic. 

Can't wait for the next pose!

Friday, July 25, 2014

étude de tête

These are a (very) few of my favorite head studies. I hope to evoke that emotional quality in my work as well, someday soon. 

I guess besides paying careful attention to accuracy, I've been trying to convey meaning and emotion in my work, in spite of it being mostly academic studies. 

At least, it was my main concern when working on this little drawing:

Self-portrait with braided hair, graphite on paper, 2014.
(I'm working on a second one)

Accuracy, though, accuracy...

Anyway, now the good work.


Antigone, Frederic Leighton. 


Study of the head of a child, Thomas Couture

Samson, Frederic Leighton

Desdemona, Frederic Leighton 


Memories, Frederic Leighton

One of my absolute favorites, Soap Bubbles by Thomas Couture

Portrait of a young infant, Greuze

Boy with a Lesson Book, Greuze

Study head of a woman, Greuze


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Drawings of friends/family

I am fortunate to be surrounded by such inspiring artists and to be at such (not just regional) proximity to ask them for advice. 

Liz Beard

Anthony Baus aka Moby

Connor De Jong

Devin Cecil-Wishing

Patrick Byrnes


Katie Whipple

Edward Minoff (Ted)

Block-in of Scott Waddell 

Kevin Muller Cisneros

Some of these are old, but excellent nevertheless.