Category: Art Students League of Denver

Tuesday Night Life Drawing Class

Had a great night tonight. We practiced memory drawing tonight – where you look at the model for 20 seconds then draw what you remember for the next two minutes. That practiced loosened us up immensely. Everyone’s work turned out great as a result after that exercise. I shaded in all of my drawings in 20 minutes as a result of the practice. I’ve never shaded in a drawing in only twenty minutes ever. Kudos to you, Mitch.

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© 2009 Angela Entzminger

Tuesday Night Life Drawing Class

Jenny was our model again. She’s cool.
Not my best work but here it is anyway. Actually, now that I look at it again, the forms are not that bad.

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faces

I’m determined to get better at drawing faces that resemble real people instead of anime characters.

Here’s my first attempt.

Here’s Mitch’s demonstration.

Here’s my third attempt. Better!

Last Tuesday Night’s Life Drawing Class

I had a bad night the night I went to class so I don’t feel like this is my best work. But I tried.

I got sidetracked with working on my portfolio for Sheridan so here are the life drawings of Colin from last week’s class – a weird yet amusing guy, from last week’s Life Drawing Class over at ASLD.

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pretty much the whole dang class

Tuesday Night Life Drawing Class

Charcoal charcoal and more charcoal. I’ll be lucky if I don’t inhale my weight in charcoal by the end of this class. Yikes. Drawing tonight was muy bueno. Jessica was a great model. And Mitch is awesome – he’s like the hip version of Bob Ross. I mean the guy sketches out the figure the way most of us sketch out stick figures. Wow.

Here are the drawings of the night.

one minute gesture drawings
I really like the staff – it reminds me of the dude ferrying the dead on the river Styx.




OK so Mitch did the gesture drawing on the right as an example of how to create better volume.


I tried his approach on the next series of gestures.





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Mitch showed me how to shade on this one. Neat!


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I’m very proud of this drawing. I spent thirty-five minutes getting the form right and five creating the lights.


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Last drawing of the night – I sped through this one so I could create the contrast.

Wednesday’s ASLD Life Drawing

Great drawing tonight once I got into it. The one and two minutes I like, the five minutes, not so much. The tens and twenties and beyond worked better. I realized last time that newsprint pretty much sucks, so I went out and bought better quality paper. But Canson Biggie Sketch has no tooth to it, so it’s not as awesome as I hoped. Next time I’m sticking with Strathmore sketch paper – it costs more and there are fewer sheets but it is higher quality material.

I also used more than charcoal this time around – decided to experiment with pencil and colored pencil and charcoal tonight. I think the charcoal drawings came out the best. Next time I’m trying out those pastels Granddad gave me.

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My favorite drawing of the night.



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Tuesday’s Fundamentals of Life Drawing Class

Great drawing night tonight. Mitch taught us how to measure and some key ideas with perspective. He also encouraged us to use straight lines when first drawing the figure and then rounding out those lines as you go along. Special thanks also to Karen, one of the most fun models I’ve ever met.

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long pose