18 Aug

I’ve always hated figure drawing. Ever since freshman year of art school. I felt so much pressure to “delineate perspective”, “capture gesture”, “do its face right”. (That last one was probably an internal monologue). So when I was invited to jump in for a figure class at 8 in the morning in the photo studio at work, I thought no f&$*@!% way….! 

So of course I went. I didn’t want to weenie out. And figure drawing is the foundation of a blah blah etc…

I was sitting next to my coworkers-who-are-actually-seasoned-illustrators Gregory Weir-Quiton and Gus deGuzman. So that didn’t make things in my guts feel less intimidated.

I picked up a giant sketch pad and some charcoal for the first time in forever. I wanted to get messy. And not be stressed about things. My fingers were thick with charcoal by the end of the hour. Black streaks on my jeans. And it kinda felt… great. Here is my rust-tacular morning sketch collection.

Figure lady says “Ugh… you didn’t get my face right”. Charcoal Hands says “Shhh….I know.”




5 Responses to “Drawring.”

  1. Crystal August 18, 2011 at 6:27 AM #

    Oh my god, these are AMAZING. may i have one so i can frame it and put it on my wall please? Very fashionable.

    • Lauren August 18, 2011 at 10:01 AM #

      Crystal, you flatterer. *It’s totally working. Take your pick!

  2. moosepantsstudio August 18, 2011 at 9:48 AM #

    It DOES feel good, doesn’t it? Good on you! Your storyboard for the Disney workshop lives in my memory as one of the greatest things I. Have. Ever. Seen. Watch out for the india ink tho, it still stains like a you-know-what.

    • Lauren August 18, 2011 at 10:01 AM #

      OMG, J. Thank you! And by the way, I am saving up to commission something enormous and equine from you… I especially love your pieces that show the strength and beauty of those creatures. XX!

  3. graceandivy August 18, 2011 at 11:34 AM #

    Stunning Lauren! You still got it girl! I’m not surprised. You are one talented lady! So….are you tempted to go again? Got the bug? Love you!

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