Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Figure Sketch #20 - Mercy Beaucoup - Feathers and rhinestone spectacular!

The 20th session of Figure Sketch was held on Monday, November 5th at CR Framing in Brentwood.
Mercy Beaucoup was our model for the evening with musical accompaniment provided by Marcus Bettencourt on Saxophone and Kiah Cornelious on Bass.
Mercy Beaucoup is a burlesque artiste extraordinaire and it showed in her outfits and posing.
Pen & ink sketches of Mercy!

Feathers definitely call for a softer touch than ink so pastel was used for some color sketches.

Mercy Beaucoup was an outstanding model.
Many thanks to Marcus and Kiah for setting the mood!

Figure Sketch #19 - Sarah Christine and Christine - Dia de los Muertos style

The 19th session of Figure Sketch was held on Monday, October 22nd at CR Framing in Brentwood.
Local models, Sarah Christine and Christine, were made up by Shannon Bird of The Cartoon Room, for a Day of the Dead themed session. Sarah Christine and Christine had joined us once before in June and we were glad to have them back. They modeled both separate and together.
A couple of Christine in pen & ink.

The make-up really lent it self well to color. Here's a 20 minute or so pose of Christine with white charcoal and pastel on black paper.
A couple of Sarah Christine in pen & ink.

Here's a color sketch of Sarah Christine.
Christine captured me drawing Sarah Christine. 
The final pose of the night was with both models.
Thanks again to Sarah Christine and Christine for modeling and Shannon Bird for make-up.
Great session all around!

Figure Sketch #18 - Miss Savvy - Broadway Baby!

The 18th session of Figure Sketch was held on Monday, October 8th at CR Framing in Brentwood.
Miss Savvy modeled for us in a sailor suit, a leopard dress and a tap dancing outfit complete with hat and cane. Here are some results of the evening.

 On the first set I just used pen & ink.
When Savvy put on the leopard dress I brought out a sepia pencil.
Watercolor and ink captured the outfit and her hair nicely.
The last outfit I first I captured in ia variety of media, including acrylic on black gator board.

Here's Miss Savvy with Lynn Peterson, one of our regular attendees.
Miss Savvy was fun and fabulous!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Next Drawing Session - Monday, November 5th - Burlesque

Come out and draw with us.
Figure Sketch #20
Monday, November 5, 2012
6-9PM at CR Framing
700 Harvest Park Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513.

Our model will be

Mercy Beaucoup - Burlesque Performer 

See you there!

Figure Sketch #17 - Rasa Vitalia's 2nd Session - Holiday Style

The 17th Session of Figure Sketch was held Monday, September 24th at CR Framing of Brentwood, CA 94513.
Rasa Vitalia modeled for us in red outfits with white trim to inspire us for the upcoming holiday season.
It was a short session so Big Al only drew in pen & ink and took a few more photos than usual.

Even though it was a short session it was a fun session.
Thanks for another great session Rasa Vitalia!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Figure Sketch #16 - Shayla Brown's 2nd Session

The 16th Session of Figure Sketch was held on Monday, September 10th at CR Framing of Brentwood.
Shayla Brown was asked to do some longer poses at her 2nd session and she did not disappoint.
In the first 20 minutes Big AL did a line and pattern drawing using white charcoal.

 After the layout drawing Big AL added color with pastel in the next 20 minutes.

Shayla's 2nd outfit was a pink prom dress.
A Quick 10 minute sketch.
The last pose of the evening was about 30 minutes.

Here are some of the drawings by the other artists in attendance.

Thanks for another great session Shayla Brown.

Figure Sketch #15 - Adrienne Glenn

The 15th Session of Figure Sketch was held on Monday, August 27th on an outdoor deck in Discovery Bay.

Adrienne Glenn was our curvy model for the evening.
She started out in a hat and simple dress.

For the latter half of the session she put on a polka dot pinup dress.

Here's a photo at twilight on the deck.

Here's Adrienne Glenn with a few of the drawings.
Drawing by Big Al with white charcoal on black mat board.

Adrienne with drawings by Lynn Peterson and Big Al Lopez.

Thanks for a great session curvy model Adrienne Glenn!