Sun Torch season, the dark days of winter season when thirty plus or minus minutes in front of a high intensity lamp is used to lift spirits and brighten outlooks, was kicked off yesterday with the first session in drawing with John Singer--you fill in the last name.
After a long time away, copying Sargent seemed to be as good a way as any to slip back into the art habit. A drawing a day is as beneficial as stretching limbs and raising your heart rate. Free hand sketching is as simple as art gets. There's nothing to squeeze out, no big deal clean up, just a pencil and a reference.
The reference I chose to explored today was exciting--full of strategic points and sweeping movement, an excellent subject for a large painting with sweeping brushstrokes--once relationships are worked out.
|Wrestlers, graphite study #1|