Monday, June 30, 2014

Bargue plate 1,9

Continuing with my Bargue plate studies.  Well, here is a foot.  I showed it to my daughter and she said "that is good, it is a foot".  So I will count it as a success.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Bargue Plate 39

Below is my attempt at drawing Bargue plate 39.  Charles Bargue designed a drawing course in the 19th century that guided students from plaster models to studying master drawings and then on to the live model.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Seated Female Nude 2

Tonight I attended BACAA's open figure drawing session and below is the result.  I started with an envelope around the figure then sketched some gesture lines before working out the proportions to the best of my ability. Next I worked on the contours and then moved on to the shadow shapes.  Towards the end of the session I tried to unify some of the shapes and clean up some of the lines and proportions.

Monday, June 9, 2014


Continuing my study of master painters I sketched this copy of Ingres' Oedipus and the Sphinx (without the Sphinx) to warm up for my open figure drawing session tomorrow at BACAA.