Saturday, November 29, 2008

Unfinished Symphony

Sometimes less is more. And sometimes when you don't have the time to finish a drawing, that's OK. It might just work as it is. This is something you often see in the old masters' works from the Renaissance: partially rendered figures, that sort of rise out of the paper, almost as if a portion of the body is shrouded in mist.

The drawing above, (click on it to see it larger, please!), was not intended to go unfinished. As I recall, (it was done in 2007), it was getting towards sunset, the light was changing, and I decided to scrap it where it was. Perhaps to pick up at a later point and finish it. But looking at it now, I kind of enjoy it's "unfinished-ness". What do you think?

Monday, November 3, 2008

Welcome to my NEW Figure Drawing Site!

You may be wondering what happened. Where's my Figure Drawing website, with all of it's various pages, tutorials, FAQs pages, Modeling Info, etc?
Well, here's the story, (I'll try to make this as concise as possible!). Years ago, like many other people, I was an AOL member, which included the privelege of building free webpages in "Hometown AOL". As a result, over the years, I used those free pages to build up my various websites, including my whole Figure Drawing site. Even after I stopped being a paying AOL member, I was able to retain use of those pages, (pretty cool of them, huh?).
This past month, however, AOL decided to close down the whole "Hometown AOL" operation, and as a result, my Figure Drawing website, save for this blog, ceased to exist.
The good news is, I still have all those pages on my hard drive, so I will be able to rebuild the site somewhere else in the future. And for now, this blog, will enable those who are interested to keep up with my figure drawing work. I'll be posting figure drawings of mine, both old & new, in the weeks to come. Perhaps I'll even just rebuild the whole website right here, on the blog. We'll see. For now, I'm keeping my options open. But thank you, for your interest, and all of your supportive comments!