Saturday, October 20, 2007


Art events happenin' on November 4th:

SketchCrawl #16


Lately I've been doing a lot of figure modeling for classes at Academy. In other words I pose for the classes, sometimes nude, and am drawn/painted by the students. It's a really unique feeling, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to experience a different perspective on drawing. When you're modeling, you try your best to push your pose (which those in animation know too well), so it helps you appreciate the physical aspect of drawing a pose by actually living it. And being nude isn't as scary as it sounds. It's a pretty liberating experience, completely exposed and doing these crazy poses in a room full of strangers. It can be quite meditative as you focus all your mental energy on whatever you're looking at, while concentrating your physical energy on holding and balancing the pose. Once you get over the nudity/stage fright thing, the biggest challenges are 1.) balance, 2.) not falling asleep, and 3.) thinking of interesting poses.

Finally, here's a book release I'm -really- looking forward to:

Dream Worlds, by Hans Bacher. I'm in love with this man's art, blog, ideas, and incessant wealth of references to good composition and color. He has been one of my main inspirations ever since learning about him last year.