The 2009 Illustration Academy is in full swing and as expected it is crazy bananas. It is my 2nd year attending and I am honored to be around such accomplished teachers and students!
This means nu-pastel figure drawing. These figure sessions truly contain me at my most happy. Something about the technique they push is so money. It makes it much easier to get those strokes you see in your head, but can never seem to get. I did notice a trend of having a rendered torso with simple (or lack of) hands with no feet. I need to fix that. And yes the model that posed for the last one is ripped, she's great!! O yeah, these are 10-20 minute poses.
Also the opening for my show in San Diego went terrific! Thanks to all those that stopped by and said hi! A few pics are above.
And lastly, here's a WIP photo. Maybe 50% done. It's of a 30x40 oil portrait of badass guitarist Johnny Winter. I'm determined to finished it up next week. I'm jazzed.