Friday, June 26, 2009

Dirty Platte Meeting Summer Session-3

This week was the third meeting of our group for the summer and the heat was on. Suddenly Mother nature turned up the heat yesterday so I had the air conditioning cranking for our meeting. My friend Claire came up to pose for us, she a great model and a swell animator, you can check her animation our here.

Above is Dave's progress on Claire's pose.
Joel's quick portrait of Claire.
My finished portrait.
here is my rough-in.
Joel painting away.

Jackie came back for the first time in a long time to hang with us and draw.

Friday, June 19, 2009


Despite the rainy weather here in Philly, 170% above average for the season so far, the DPC meet for it second summer painting session yesterday. Dave couldn't make it but Will came along and once again Jamie came to pose for us for the evening. The painting above is the finished painting which I completed from a picture I snapped of Jamie, but I stared the initial block in and painting while she was sitting. I wiped out and gave it three restarts last night before I got something I didn't want to punch my fist through.
Will paints away, he had a pretty dramatic composition going on.
Jamie sat and watched The City of Lost Children on demand was we painted away.

Here is one of my rough-ins which got rubbed out, I was really fighting it this evening, but a bad start means a bad finish.
Yours truly painting away
in my living room, fighting my sinus headache and my painting at the same time.

I have really been pushing myself to do at least one or two portraits outside of the class I'm doing every week. I'm working on being looser, yet still have the solid drawing, and it's a real fight. I've been studying my favorite artists like Sargent, Fechin and really trying to push the values and color/temperature -plane changes in my strokes.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Summer DPC 2 (Portrait session 1)

Once again the DPC was back on track and kicking ass. Tonight we had a model pose for us at our normal location (thanks to Mike and Jamie). Jamie was our model for the evening, and like most models she was able to put up with our Dirty selves. Hopfully, if everything goes well we will have for another session next week. The members consisted of David Golas, Mike Manley, and myself (Will Sentman).

This was out lovely model for the evening (Jamie)

This was about 2 hours into the painting. My progress was not what I had hoped for.

David's painting at the end of the night.

Mike's painting at the end of the night.

And here is the final portrait sketch