I'm going to do a huge series of temple drawings. Here is the brand new, not even open yet, Provo temple which is exciting for everyone.
Every Thursday night, Casey Childs holds a model session at his studio for artists to come and draw the model. This drawing took about four hours with graphite and chalk on Stonehenge paper. My drawing classes at UVU have helped me become way faster in my decision making. I remember how bad one of my drawings was last time I went to a model session for four hours and it was terrible because I was so slow.
I've been working on this guy in my spare time (of which I have none) with charcoal on Stonehenge paper which I've never done before. I've always used paper like Canson or others that are more specific for charcoal, but the Stonehenge which I use for Graphite, has been working pretty well. I had to rush the features in the hair and face to turn it into my class last semester, but I'd like to make them feel more substantial and smooth. My favorite part of a drawing is making the final lines that follow the form to define where all the muscles, bones, tendons, fat, etc. is to make it feel alive and not so static. Raphael Leonardo and Harold Speed, to name a few, were so good at making lines full of substance and energy. I don't like drawings that are perfectly accurate or realistic, I like drawings that can describe so much with very little work. Some artists make it look so easy!
This was a quick study done last year that took two hours. I plan to do a lot more landscapes and still life studies this summer.