Wednesday, December 21, 2011
November in the South Studio
This past month we followed Patrick Byrnes as he created a figure drawing in the south studio. Although the month ended early for the Thanksgiving break, Patrick was still able to produce this beautiful piece. After the pose was completed Patrick shared some of his thoughts on the progression of his drawing throughout the month.
"Consistent with previous drawings, the first few days in November were marked by a nearly constant state of frenzy as I tried to establish Maria's basic proportions and the gesture of her pose. The advice from instructor Scott Waddell to imagine my drawing shifting or rotating on the page was especially helpful in troubleshooting poorly constructed areas. My goal is typically to have a fairly refined block-in after the fourth day, then proceed to the much slower process of modeling form."