Progress has been made in my cross contour line drawings. My figures are getting more spatial and proportionately accurate. I find more and more cross contour lines in my regular in-class work. To bring it a step further, I think I need to be not so heavy with my line work right away. Having all those lines crossing one another can suffocate a drawing.
Specifically, my shell drawing turned out to be quite interesting. My first attempt at the assignment had me in Como Park last Saturday. It was gorgeous outside, yet cold enough where I had difficulty keeping my muscles warmed up. I decided to hold off and wait until I could draw my shell in my warm house. I'm glad I decided to quit at Como. I was rushing through the compositional stages because I was afraid of getting too cold. When I got home I could look at my new shell from all angles and thoughtfully compose my drawing. Looking for human forms in the shell, I discovered an area that looked like a female torso. The theme interested me, which is important when doing a long drawing. The piece turned out well I believe. It is very dimensional. Below is said drawing, followed by in-class drawings from the last couple classes.
Shell Drawing #2, 2009, conte and charcoal on paper
In-Class Drawings Nov. 5th
Cross Contour, 1 hour
In-Class Drawings Nov. 10th