Friday, March 21, 2008


Yesteday was quite fun, the first minute-poses were terrible, not on the model side, but on mine. My brushes kept doing on their own. I had to tame them quickly. I wanted to see result, and the pressure I've put on myself wasnt helping. Nothing came out during the first 30 minutes. I stopped, took a beer, and went back to my easel. Repeating to myself, the most important thing is the experience, not the result.... and from then things went smoothly. Here is a selection of my favorites of yesterday session.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Life Drawing

Yesterday we had our Life Drawing session. I was in a good mood, loose and detached. Expecting nothing, but the sound of the brush shaking the water. Aimée, our model, was very inspiring. I started the session with 1 minute poses, and use watercolor throughout the entire session. The 1 minute pose allowed me to loosen, and prepared my brushstroke for longer poses. At the end of the 3 hours session. I felt like I ran a marathon. Drained and happy. Following the advices of Charles Reid and Mel Stabin and Hawthorne. Here are the results of my understanding and concentration.

Here is a list of my favorites.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Drawing during meetings

I took the habit of drawing during meetings at the office. It helps me being concentrated, and allow me to draw without thinking about drawing, like a background process that happen while I speak to other people. At the end of the meeting, I browse the pages of my sketchbook to see what I realized. Many of them a totally worthless, but from time to time, one really stand out. I like using a fountain pen for drawing, with a 14k gold nib, fine and flexible. My favorite pen is a Japanese Foutain Pen, made in the 60's. Pilote Socrates. I bought it on Ebay for a fair price at Kamakura Store. Check out their website, there a very rare and beautiful items.