Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I love figure drawing!

I love Plein Air . Pasadena in August 2012

Hi, everyone:
Sharing several plein air. I really had a good time doing the painting there.
I set my painting tools on the hill facing the San Gabriel mountains.  This was a amazing view. I love it.

Pasadena City Hall 7"x10" 1hour
California blue sky is so harmonized with the white wall of the city hall in sunset. 

The Christian church in front of PCC 7x10
I heard the hymn loud and clear while I was sitting across the street. I like that peaceful moment. 

San Gabriel Mountains
An astonishing view.

Colorado St. by PCC

Green Catle

Sunset San Gabriel Mountains, 4th floor from the Jackson Howard Motel

Sunset Pasadena City Hall 
Factory, South campus of ACCD

Sunset San Gabriel Mountains.

Sunset hill with houses

Mountain view from ACCD 

Figure Drawings in CCH Design Studio Workshop 2012

Hello everyone,
I am sharing some of my quick figure drawings. All of these are done in short period of time in the workshop. Gesture is still the most important thing. I try to use simple strokes to bring out the body structure. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rhythm of Energy

I believe that well understanding of human anatomy will help a lot in doing figure drawing. So, I always tell my students drawing from inside out. That means the structure of the skeleton beneath the flesh is also important before you try to depict the muscles showing on the surface. Therefore, the anatomy books should be on your hands if you want to sharp your figure drawing skill. Most of these drawings were done in short amount of time about 7 to 10 minutes. Drawing fast, I could let the lines flow and carry the rhythm of energy.  That's fun!