Wednesday, 26 May 2010

sketchbook - 26thMay

Today we went drawing the horses at a friend's farm...just happened that he had 2 new foals born few days ago..what a treat! Here is the picture of one of them... how cute!

here are few of the studies...

OBVIOUSLY MORE WORK TO BE DONE!!!! going back tomorrow:)

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

farm Animal studies- studies of Cows and chickens -part IV

Studies of cows:
after many sketches form life of cows, I have now started a little clay, this is the beginning...
it is ongoing you can see there is still a lot of work!

Another little study made with "pierre noire"

now for the chickens... I am going to model this week, probably on Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

sketchbook - 20thMay

quick line studies - life drawing of the 20th of May

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

farm Animal studies- studies of Cows and chickens -part III

This is the charcoal drawings done from the numerous life studies from yesterday and last week.

Monday, 17 May 2010

sketchbook - 17thMay

More on the sketchbook today with life drawings : back to see the cows, then the horses in the field and finally ended up with sketching a bit the dogs. Most of the sketches for the moment are either gesture drawings or quick lines studies... well, the animals kept moving while I was trying to draw them!:):)

the cows...

The horses...

and the dogs....

Sunday, 16 May 2010

farm Animal studies- studies of Cows and chickens -part II

beginning of 2 sculptures - this is only the beginning - will probably do the life modeling next week....

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Farm Animal studies- studies of Cows and chickens -part I

As part of my new projects for 2010-2011, I am studying farm animals such as Cows, chickens, etc. Another goal that I have for this year is to start drawing a lot more as I would love to be able to do some large charcoal drawings at some point.  So to combine both goals, I have started to go every 2 days outdoor to sketch form life.
I am primarily a sculptor so I usually model directly form life and I don't really tends to draw to do a sculpture. I can produce volumes,modeling from life (i.e. a 3D representation) but  to produce a 2D representation from life modeling is rather intimidating at first! especially when you draw form they move constantly! this is rather strange as it doesn't bother me when I sculpt form life...
anyway just to come back to the subject, I will be producing a large amount of life studies of farm animals, horses and wildlife over the next year or so. All of the studies will be done from life but i still need to understand how I am suppose to use my daily sketch book/studies and using them to produce larger drawings???

here is the first few studies ( selection of few as there are lost of them!)
Cows  - here are the ladies...and boys.

Quick gesture movement studies - pencils used: pierre noire ( very similar to charcoal pencil)

Quick studies- quick lines

here are the chickens - those drawings have been prepared a lot more- using charcoal.


Wednesday, 5 May 2010

New projects for 2010 and 2011

I am starting few new projects this year.

The first one is about studying farm animal.  I was walking the dogs and looking at some of the beautiful animals around the english country side: chickens, cows, sheep, wiltshire horns, Buffalos, pigs, etc. Spring and summer is around the corner ( well, we hope) and this is the perfect time to do some life modeling.

The second one is to carryon working on wildlife with few trips to the zoo (... until I manage to do a trip in africa!:) ). What I am interested in at the moment is mainly Cheetahs for the time being but will see what a trip to the zoo will bring.

The third one is do carry-on working on equestrian subjects.

The fourth one is to carry-on improving my sketching. I will try different media but the one I really like for the moment is charcoal. Sketching in  charcoal is very close to modeling and that's probably why I really enjoy it. I have started some exercises daily: contours and gesture drawings, lots of quick sketches and I have just ordered some large sheets of papers to try to do much larger drawings as well.

so I will keep you posted about my progresses...

Saturday, 1 May 2010

my horse in the field today