Friday, June 21, 2013

SFAI Figure Drawing Session

I attended another drawing session and although I was really hungry, had a nice evening drawing the model Barbara. There was a moment halfway through the night that I attempted a couple of portraits and was completely filled with frustration and agitation. I've included this hiccup below. I then changed my focus to a couple of sketches of the model's foot. I am really happy with the results and think they are my strongest moments of the evening.

An example of one of the lousy portraits where I began to resort to "object drawing" and the fruitless pursuit of "capturing reality". I lost most sense of nowness.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Creativity Explored Opening

I scurried out to see the latest opening at Creativity Explored.

June 20 - August 7, 2013
Creativity Explored
3245 Sixteenth Street (at Guerrero)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Three Dancers by Steven Liu © 2013. Marker and acrylic on canvas, 30" x 55."

Four young artists from Creativity Explored step into the spotlight.
Creativity Explored presents recent work by four young studio artists who represent a range of artistic styles, perspectives and subject matter in its new summer exhibition, Introductions.

The four featured artists include Kate Thompson, Marcus McClure, Steven Liu, and Keenan Dietiker.
Here are some of my favorite moments:

Marcus McClure

Artist Unknown

Pancho Cruz

Pancho Cruz

Mary Beknap

Andrew Li

Andrew Li

Joseph Green

Marilyn Ann Wong

Friday, June 14, 2013

Monster Drawing Rally

Once again I volunteered for the Monster Drawing Rally for Southern Exposure Gallery. For the third year in a row, several of us documented all of the drawings created. It was great to see some familiar friend's faces.

Tim Svenonius
Tim Svenonius
Charlene Tan

Michael Hall
Michael Hall

Kenneth Lo

Paul Mullins

Paul Mullins
Paul Mullins
Joe Hengst

Joe Hengst

Joe Hengst
Joe Hengst
Erik Scollon

Joshua Hagler

Thursday, June 13, 2013

More, More Birthday Cards

It's my half-sister's birthday coming up, so I quickly sketched/painted this card for her. Created with graphite and watercolor.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013

Figure Drawing Session

Dropped by SFAI for a figure drawing session, but unfortunately, the model didn't show up. So a few students volunteered to sit for us while clothed. Instead, my first drawing was my own hand, which I rather liked.

Then I started drawing portraits and got SO aggravated. After all these years of figure drawing, the portrait is the most daunting and difficult. I need more practice. I really hate these two sketches.

I took a small break, tried to relax, and refocus. The rest of the evening I created mediocre drawings, however I do like the foot drawing.

You're W, I'm W, Repeat: Cover

I collaged the magazine spine with red and glued red threads in between several of the pages.

Thursday, June 6, 2013