Done in technical pen on bristol. Original is 11x14.
Rubens Naked Man Dropping From a Wall
A recurring assignment in my Figure Drawing class was to create reproductions of the figure studies of historical masters. I did several, concentrating on Pontormo and Rubens. This is my version of Rubens' Naked Man Dropping From a Wall, which is itself a study of a painting by Michelangelo.
Pencil on bristol, original is 11x14
Midlife of Days
Our final project in Figure Drawing was to create our own version of a master work at close-to-life size, in the medium of our choice, and alter it to include ourselves in the image (we were free to change it further than that, but that was where it had to start). I ended up choosing William Blake's Ancient of Days, and doing it in pastel, compressed charcoal, and color pencil.
Original is about 30x40, on 2 sheets of Stonehenge paper - I've covered the seam (more or less) digitally.
The first assignment in my Painting class - a simple monochrome painting of an egg.
Acrylic on canvas paper. Original is 12x16.
The assignment here was to do a still-life of our choice, but using a restricted palette - we were only allowed to use black, white, and the primary colors, then mix any other colors we needed from those. As a study in color, I think it turned out rather well, but I'm not really happy with the final product. My teacher liked it better than I do - he said he likes the energy of the brush strokes. To me, it looks unfinished - I lost patience with it before I think it was truly finished, and just stopped - it's a bit rougher than I'd like. I think part of that is it's too busy - I put in too many different objects. In any case, it was a valuable learning experience.