Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Jewel Thief

We had the lovely Sara Streeter last night as a Femme Fatale. A little dramatic under lighting at the end was a good challenge. Thanks Sara!

Friday, June 26, 2015

An Offering of Snakes

I took one of the Sara drawings I liked from last week and colored it up. Her bowl was actually a foam core disk, I thought it could use a little edge, so a snake.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Nymph or Naiad?

Those classical guys. I always get those two confused. Anyway, we had the lovely and talented Sara Streeter last night as a Nymph/Naiad maiden, Waterhouse meets Game of Thrones.I tried a new paper, Canson XL, and it works great compared to the Strathmore I have been using since God was a boy.A bit smoother but still plenty of tooth. Good dark tones without looking as heavy. thanks Sara!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Egon Schiele and More Guns

We recently had Daniella Traub posing as an Egon Schiele model and she was Wunderbar! Then Tish Marie appeared as a 70s action film gal with gun, always a good subject. Fun stuff.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Starlets and Beach Bunnies

Debra Haydn was great as a sparkly starlet (I hurt my back so the other sketches from that evening were stinkers) and Lauren Annette was rockin' as a 60s beach bunny/ Gidget type. Her water bottle had to stand in as a Coke bottle.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Murder at Silver Creek

A month or so ago our model was Peggy Moore who did a great job as a saloon gal. One pose got me thinking it would make a nice 60s/70s paperback cover, so I went for it. Thanks Peggy!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Susie Homemaker

Taryn Piana posed as a saucy Susie Homemaker last night, throwing in a bit of Gil Elvgren pin-up style toward the end. Great poses! I added some imaginary props and some tone just to give them a bit of finish. Thanks Taryn!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Cosmo Romance Story

We had the lovely Debra Haydn as a young lady in 50s/60s formal wear. The story line we made up is she arrives at the dance only to be abandoned by her date, but in the end she's happy to be rid of him. Anyway, that was her motivation through the evening of poses, see if you think it comes through in the drawings! Thanks Debra!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Moulin Rouge

Marissa Gomez was très magnifique as a can-can dancer. She was a bit under the weather but stuck with us til the end. What a trooper!

Tomb of the Undead!

This came from a sketch I did of the great Stacy Walker dressed as a vampire hunter. (the candelabra was made out of cardboard!) I wanted to take it to a more finished piece, sort of a Hammer Films horror poster from the 60's. Stacy battles the undead in the bowels of the catacombs.Punch those lurid colors! Thanks again, Stacy!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Cartoony Cowboys and Lovely Ladies

Here are a few from the last 3 weeks.John Tucker returns as Black Bart, but I was bored with trying to capture reality, so went to the cartoony side. I don't know why it's so hard for me to exaggerate when drawing from life. The ladies of course are NOT cartoony. Peggy Moore does her great sassy western barmaid, and Daniella did a very sophisticated Downton Abbey set. Thanks to all.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Sara, Stacy and Lauren

More fantastic costumes and posing prowess at the drawing workshop. Sara did some lovely figure work with fabric drape, Stacy was a great archer/ amazon warrior, and Lauren did an 80's Antonio fashion set. Many thanks to our great models!