Friday, October 8, 2010

James Gurney's Color and Light

Yesterday we had a visit from James Gurney!!!! He has been in town visiting schools and studios giving lectures and talks. We were lucky that he took time out of his busy schedule to stop by and check out the studio.
I'm sure you've all checked out his blog and if you haven't you really should. His tenacity and curiosity regarding all things pictorial is insane and it definitely shows in his last book Imaginative Realism and he's gone and done it again in his new book that will be out soon called Color and Light. He was gracious enough to let us have a sneak peek at it while he was here and I have to say it looks awesome. Can't wait to get my hands on it.

Thanks Mr. Gurney for dropping by!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Selecting the Pose

Today was the first day of the long pose for the morning class. Before a pose is decided upon we've found that doing a session of gesture drawing is a great way to both get warmed up and to explore different ideas and see what happens. After our think tank of experts makes a decision on which of the poses they'd like to draw, we'll set it up and get started on the long haul to make some drawings that are more refined. When we finish those we'll post them up so you can see where all this finally wound up. Here are some of the drawings done by various students during the session.