Thursday, October 15, 2009

And some figure drawings from last month and two I just began this month. Sorry for the really bad images, but there is no good lighting here at school to take pictures...

Well, just some portraits from this last month...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

So the one at the left is by Bastien L. one of my favorite artists, the one at the 'tis mine trying to imitate the style of drawing of the 19th century french academy.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Some drawings from school... the beginning of the end for this year... he he

Saturday, May 16, 2009

This is my other work so far, the first one is from T&T night class, the second one from our weekly blocking sessions and the las one is my most recent cast, and I'm kind of sad that school is coming to an end this year... things had gotten  lot better in the hole NY experience. I'm so happy and thankful for this opportunity that has been given to me and really want to make the best out of it.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ok so here is the amount of work I've been doing in my cast of the horse. I'm learning so much from treating it differently that what the main aesthetic of the school is. That is a smoother surface appearance, if you look at my other cast drawings or at other students work from the school you will see what I'm talking about. I'm still following the concept taught at school just I'm applying them into my own appreciation of the things I see, and how can I make it feel more alive than just have the object sit in space in front of me, beautifully rendered.

Don't get me wrong, school is amazing!!! I'm just trying to find out, as my investigation deepens on 19th century painting and drawing techniques, how on earth those painters back then gave us pictures that breath and move in their confinement of the frame. Landscapes that make you feel the breeze, weather and what the artist felt in that moment in that place. Portraits that not only give us likeness of the person, but they rap the character and psychology of the sitter. Narrative paintings of events that we didn't experience or saw and yet there they are before our eyes as we were part of it. 

That's an other thing I've been putting my head around... narrative painting. paintings that say something and there are not just art for art sake.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

O Wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! 
How beauteous mankind is! 
O brave new world! That has such people in't!

William Shakespeare, The Tempest
William Waterhouse, Miranda: The Tempest, painting

I just saw this painting in Sotherby's AMAZING feeling it recalls, wow is all I can say there is no picture on the internet that can make the justice of the color, texture and size of the painting. I never liked that particular pice from Waterhouse, but now that I saw it in person it's a totally different story. I can't believe is going to a private collection and is one of the last times it would see the light of public eye he he.  

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Oh brother I can't, I can't get through 
I've been trying hard to reach you because I don't know what to do
Oh brother I can't believe it's true 
I'm so scared about the future and I wanna to talk to you
Oh I wanna talk to you

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I've been working on the blocking of my final cast, and here are some view of it.

This is the final view and the one that I'm working on.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ok so this is from a friday that our model fail to appear so we had some one else substitute for her...
On mondays we were drawing the skull so we could get to know about the structure of the head, so here is my final drawing.

And las but not least here is my progress on the drawing I'm working in T&T at night...

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Men have no more time to understand anything.
They buy things all ready made at shops.
But there is no shop anywhere where one can buy friendship,
and so men have no friends any more.
Thinking about writing more about my thoughts ..........

Ah! New York!....

Well, I have to admit that NY is a real city full of movement, glass and cement. Been here is a new experience in my life. Left Mexico with basically giving up on friendship and the trust in other human beens. But hey! life is full of surprises and although friendship is not really  as important as is used to be in old times, witch I think friendship and human relations in general were stronger,  I don't want to aisle myself from everyone. And although today is really really REALLY hard to find true friends I'm not giving up, I refuse to give up!

So here I am giving NY a chance to find it (ha ha ha ha ha not a really nice city to start in, but anyhow...)

And now as my class and my life, my trust in God, and the improvement of my skills start to unfold I'm truly exited for the future.......... and the finding of new friends and the touch of human warmth. 

Saturday, March 7, 2009

This is the beginning of the blocking for this month pose, is so bad and I screw up the whole head. And I have to change all of it on monday... Oh well...

And here is my nigh class drawing from last month... you never have enough time!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

March and still snowing in NY...

Monday, March 2, 2009

The view every day on my way after school.

Yeah! first time out of the city... it was a fun trip although  it was for working purposes. Baltimore is not the prettiest place on earth, but hey just to go out and have some fun who cares where you go. 

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Well I redraw the face of the blocking for it was not correct. The perspective on the head and the non-frontal position of the features makes it challenging, but so fun to overcome those kind of obstacles. I think I succeeded a tiny bit with it. And then the modeling took place, the rendering of the actual drawing to make it look like the figure actually sits in space.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

I'm taking night classes an I'm working on my first figure drawing, here is the pure blocking.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Some work from school at the Grand Central Academy in New York

Recording my journey in the learning and production of art... and life in general