Monday, June 4, 2012

Life models

You probably thought the title meant people I look up to. Nope. ;)

A basic piece of advice in art is that when learning how to draw, you must draw from life. Once you understand a subject thoroughly in 3D, you can then draw from photographs without making the subject look flat.

Sometimes my live models are actually alive:
Son2 posing for me a few years ago
But sometimes my "live" models are dead:
female Northern Parula that crashed into our window
Either way, it's good practice to draw from life. Take that however you want. ;)

"There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day." – Alexander Woolcott

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