2012年11月29日 星期四

life drawing 2012/11/28 at CCH

slightly confused with the agenda, drawings were really messy and aimless.

enjoyed the design using packaging and negative space techniques. need to get use to the binary vocabulary with positive and negative space alternation. e.g. standing poses tend to be constructive (the length dominates the more subtle negative space (filling in small negatives is a joy), while sitting poses tend to offer more negative interpretations, or perhaps laid down forshorten poses also offer more scale-wise (compared to any dominant axes) significant negativity.

used red waxy thing from terry to do the 7-minute drawings.






2012年11月14日 星期三

life drawing 2012/11/14 at chester/ 's


due to:
- lack of performance gague
- lack of progress
- inability to avoid core inconsistencies
- reorientation towards goal-centric/final-product approach
- control:
    - overall desire to get organized
    - prioritize levels and time management
- narrow down techniques and specify (as oppose to doing little jitters about the same thing, focus).
- various other reasons that cannot be made up at the moment...
- oh, just remembered another one: get less distracted by the fact there are naked pretty girls in front of you.

it was considered necessary that:
a chronological/priority hierarchy or to-do list was created to focus on three general topics and their respectively inspired techniques: calligraphy, mannekin [sic], and cross-contour shading/shadow-edge.

feel much more academic and strained, but more constrained (currently a positive thing).

mostly calligraphy here with a little over-emphasis on details.

not sure if this model was encounteredbefore, similar to the one who declares "i'm starting now!" before she starts. they both... or she did this today.




2012年11月13日 星期二

life drawing 2012/11/12 at revolver

yey there's a new closer cheaper longer session place to do life drawing (it's the first place that turns up on google search for life drawing... never dared attending due to its bar-ness.) turns out another friend at 師大 does come for happy hour frequently. 150 yuan for drawing 50 for beer or whine. (roughly 30 yuan for 1 USD in 2012)

it's on the second floor, roughly 15 or so people showed up. mostly with small notebooks (no horses or easels). may need to get a board for large paper use. there are people with their mobile easels. pretty model (ms.huang jie), interesting enough and simple lighting.



forgot to squint forgot to tilt head and page. using small papers did bring reminders to turn the paper once in a while. using the horse trained away so many good habbits :( 

todo: 
maybe work on vector analysis and line design next time. the theory is that VA asks for more explicit explanations of line designs and thus may lead to better articulation?

think about procedure, hierarchy and priority as a function of time or of the particular series/set/drawing in context.




2012年11月10日 星期六

life drawing 2012/11/08 at chester/ 's

midterms are over, back to life drawing earlier than expected (severely sleep deprived).

running short on supply of conte, will be switching to remaining materials after a few weeks. from fellow drawer 袁, there are only available bulk sales of the conte pencil. the other option is the "conte fanboy box" which include everything conte ever made (conte tp? no?)

no comments on drawing... (whinings: very uneven mentality. after spending 2 weeks in continuous, sleepless academic zen, drawing live is sensory overload. countless time just staring at the model not wanting to degrade perfection to my ugly interpretations.). model brought really good music, forgot to ask for tracklisting before she left (she bolted out of there before anyone noticed so it's not anyone's fault.)

problems:
- did not take control of the idea of the approach: stuck between a few thoughts
- perhaps not drawn for a while

memorable phrase of the day: "looks like an aggregate of shit", thumbs up to out-of-place brutality!!