Friday, September 27, 2013

Shopping Spree (9/25/13)

In this class session, we went to Easton Town Center, a local mall, in order to draw gestures of the different patrons. We mostly hung around the food court area which had lots of foot traffic. Here are my gestures for that session:

"And now to Gary Panter with the Sports" (9/23/13)

In this class session, we spent the first hour attending a guest lecture featuring Gary Panter. The experience was awesome and he was a great guest lecture full of interesting stories. Afterwards, we headed back to the classroom to draw from old sport videos. We watched figure skaters from the winter 2010 Olympics, the heavyweight title fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, and sumo wrestling.  Here are my sport gestures:

A Rose By Any Other Name (9/21/13)

Instead of doing a class session on 9/18/13, we went to a performance of "Romeo and Juliet" by the Actors' Theater of Columbus at the Columbus Commons. What made this performance interesting is that it is a post-apocalyptic Romeo and Juliet. Our purpose was to create gestures of the actors during the performance. Here are my results: 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Stand Up Comedians (9/26/13 Homework)

For this week's homework assignment, we were to watch comedians doing a stand up bit. Comedians use gestures to help portray their joke and we were to capture the poses that help deliver the joke. Each comedian takes their own page and are labeled.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Go with the Flow (9/19/13 homework)

For this week's homework assignment, we were to find references of people moving around in a long dress or with long hair in order to get a sense of how those extensions move in relation to the person and their line of action. We were to do 16 drawings at least with at least 4 drawings per action. Here are my sketches for the assignment.

Ballet Met (9/16/13)

In this class session, we walked over to Ballet Met in order to sit in on one of their ballet classes and sketch gestures. It was a shorter session than usual, about 1 hour, but it was still a great session. I'm hoping we will have a chance to go back at some point.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Rained Out (9/11/13)

For this session, we were originally going to a tech rehearsal for "Romeo and Juliet" at the Columbus Commons, but the weather was uncooperative.Instead we had a session in class using pictures as references and some videos. Here are the drawings for this session:

Shadowbox (9/9/13)

For this class session, we attended a rehearsal for one of the performances happening at the shadowbox. It was entertaining and fun to draw. We heard of a possibility to go back some time and that would be most enjoyable. Here are the gestures from that session.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Dance, Dance! (Homework 9/12/13)

For this week's homework assignment, we were to look up at least 3 videos that feature dancing and do at least 3 pages of gestures (6 gesture minimum per page).

My first page featured people on the show America's Got Talent.

My 2nd page comes from the Kirov Ballet's performance of Swan Lake.

The last page came from 2 different music videos. Drawings 24 and 25 came from 30 Seconds to Mars' video "The Kill" and 26-31 came from Apocalyptica's "I Don't Care."

Friday, September 6, 2013

Live Model Sketching (9/4/13)

In-class, we drew gestures from a live model. We tried a couple new things in-class including exaggerating the poses (these drawings are marked with an E) and doing continuous line drawings (meaning we try not to lift the pen off the paper).

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Homework 9/4/13

For our first homework assignment, we were to take 3 classic European paintings from the 16th-19th century and recreate it using primitive shapes.

The first one I recreated was Rembrandt's "The Night Watch."



The second painting I chose was Peter Paul Rubens' "Allegory on the Blessings of Peace."



The final one I chose was Eugene Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People."