Sunday, April 27, 2008


It's finally done and finally scanned. I'm very very happy about how this turned out. It ended up taking me a total of 30 and a half hours over four days. I pulled an all-nighter at one point, worked for 10 and a half hours in one day, and went to sleep at 5 am. It's about 25 x 19 inches. Here's the description I put with it on DeviantART:

"She wasn't sure what it was...whether it was the elegance of their figures, or the grace of their movements, or the power of their limbs. Perhaps it was the flexing of their paws as they walked or the bobbing of their tails or the way their manes flowed over their necks. She wasn't sure what it was...Maybe it was those golden eyes and the intensity with which their gazes met...She couldn't describe it. But whatever it was, it drove her to this life and she could not resist it...


My final project for my Figure Drawing class. Props to my three awesome friends/models who were willing to climb all over Rock Canyon Park like wild animals for me. I don't know that many people have friends who'd be willing to do that for the sake of art.

(Prismacolor pencil on "camel" Ingre paper - 30 hours...over 4 days. So not healthy.)"

Sunday, April 6, 2008

General Conference Weekend

This weekend, I watched the broadcast of the 178th Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. While watching, I sketched out these caricatures of nine members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles who addressed us. I've never considered myself much good at caricatures, but I think these turned out rather well. I think Monson and Perry are my favorites.

These are a couple of studies and sketches I've been doing lately to more firmly establish my ideas for the piece I'll be doing for my Figure Drawing final project. This is, I think, one of my more intriguing characters. I tend to gravitate back to her when I'm feeling more introspective. Hopefully, the final piece will turn out well. Three of my friends and I went up to Rock Canyon Park yesterday, where I took a bunch of pictures of them crouching and crawling on the rocks for reference. Now I just need to go back to the Bean Museum and take more pictures of lion hair and find some good pictures online of some lion skulls and I should be ready to go. I'm pretty excited about this picture.

This character has appeared previously in these two pieces from 2007: "Hero" and "Maybe I'm a Lion".

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Bean Museum

My teacher never showed up for Figure Drawing today, so Stephanie and I took the chance to do some sketching at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. It was pretty awesome. Especially since I really didn't feel like figure drawing today...and I'm tired of our substitute teacher....and I was in a super-wildlife mood after watching Planet Earth last night...and they have a special lion exhibit up right now. :D It made me happy.