Monday, July 28, 2008
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Pronounced EH-kor-shay, it is the art of learning anatomy by sculpting your own skeletal and muscular system. My only comment is: why isn't this a foundational course in EVERY art school????!
Special thanks to Nikki Covington for generously passing along his valuable information and insights learned at the Florence Academy of Art. At least, I think that's what the school's called. He's almost converted me to the academic tradition but I don't think I'll ever get over drawing a finger for nine hours...
I much prefer stuff to be done by lunchtime so I can get on with my life.
However, I did learn about a Bronze foundry and supplier of Chavant clay (best stuff I've found--used by all the professionals in USA it seems) in Alpine, UT.
Check it out. I highly recommend Professional Plasteline--runs for about $4 a pound.
So BYU's Illustration department tends to be heavy on the pastel drawings but I've never really done one. Here's my first with duotone nupastel.
For any of you interested, this is actually Brittany Sapp...she models now!! It was her first day on the job so I guess this is her first drawing, too.
She did awesome. It was kind of a rough pose but she held it beautifully. Thanks Britt!