On the first day of class, our teacher laid out a table with cloth and sewing supplies and said ‘You have an hour and a half to make a hat of any kind. Make it good, make it what you like. Go.
I wasn’t really sure what to make, so I grabbed two pieces of cloth I liked and cut out a demon skull and sewed it on.
spontaneous drawing based on hiding another drawing
We had to start with someone else’s drawing, and draw on top of it and change the image so much that a viewer couldn’t tell the original image from the finished one. I chose a random portrait of a classmate by another classmate, and went to town on it.
At first I wasn’t sure what to do, so I flipped it upside down just for idea’s sake, and saw a tree in the nose, and a hill in the hat, and my idea developed from there. Not really what I had in mind, but it worked out. Definitely one of my favorite pieces from the semester. I listened to lots of viking metal (Ensiferum, Eluvetie, Finntroll) while drawing.
Vine and compressed charcoal and white chalk on used 18×24 newsprint.
in-class perspective drawing of some architectural element in school
I walked out of the classroom, down the stairs, and turned around and there was my subject. Vine charcoal, 18×24 on newsprint.
assorted drapery drawings
There’s ink, charcoal, graphite and mixes of those in here. The graphite robed woman is from a Greek sculpture in the MFA, I went in and sat and drew for about 2-3 hours total, over two visits. All 18×24 on drawing paper.
various in-class figure drawings from throughout the semester
There’s graphite and charcoal in here of various types, and they’re from various periods in the semester as well. We did a bunch of the word drawings (the one with ‘poetic’ in the top right) and this one didn’t make the final class show but every time I look at it I like the way it came out. It expresses the word really well.