females = me plus our model.
At the end I took a silly meta view with these cartoons.
These are 24 X 18 inches on 90 lb. Canson drawing paper.
I am very excited about the new energy around life drawing. TAD has a serious academic drawing environment full of serious explorations in value and light logic. Of course, I was there to explore what might creatively arise in the new situation and to observe the culture of concept artists in the making. By academic drawing I mean methods of drawing emphasizing laws of perspective, chiaroscuro, and three-dimensional anatomy.
One thing puzzled me. Although a number of artists were drawing on toned paper in the mid-tone gray or warm browns no one used a white or light medium to indicate the highlights. In all academic drawing the highlights and the high key values would have been added in white charcoal or pastel or ink. Puzzle.