As promised, an action-packed post all ready in no time at all. Most of these are from my clothed figure classes, but I occasionally sneak into another instructor's class to get a little more practice without the added pressure of student scrutiny. Most of these are also available to view on my Instagram feed, but I also like to throw in a few unseen gems. Also, these range between two and twenty minutes each. Let the journey continue, and as always...DRAW!
Well, this is certainly embarrassing. I've gone and neglected one of my lifelines to the digital world in a serious way. Here are some figure drawings to whet the appetites of the visual language connoisseurs. This month will be a banner month for posts so I hope you're ready for some inspiration, adulation, cognition, and relative appreciation of all things banal. Cheers everyone!
|Stretch it out.|
|Just like the title reads, cute always wins!|
|Just for fun in the classroom.|
I sometimes wish I had the answers to the boundless questions life likes to throw at us. It is in that very thought that I also find solace in knowing that with each question that presents there are numerous problems just waiting to be solved. Solving problems visually is, in and of itself, a guiding force behind the work that I do in my sketchbooks. A constant search for that next solve, clue, answer. My preference to draw what I observe in everyday life is a focused and deliberate decision that I make every time I pick up my book. The banal events of my subjects are captured in these turbulent, and at times, manic strokes of a pen that immortalize the moment and stop time if only briefly.
These have been sitting on my phone for far too long now. Although they're not new if you follow me on Instagram, they still deserve to be a part of the "Show" here on the almighty blog. The semester is drawing to a close at the AAU and I will miss my students as I always do. I have a wonderful group and it's a pleasure to watch them work and grow and hopefully they end up better artists when they leave than when they first stepped into my classroom.
Posted by Eli Harris at 11:16 AM
Often times a page in the sketchbook isn't finished but I like the initial direction or feel so I snap a few shots just in case I ruin anything later on. It's not often that I dislike something so much that I alter the image of the page in the end but you can never be too sure. Since this is a bits and pieces kind of post I'll leave you with a disjoint...
I know what you're thinking and the answer is yes, Eli finally put something new on the blog. I like to think of it as supply and demand, really. If I don't post for a couple weeks, that means the demand for my work grows, right? So what if I didn't go to Harvard Business School. I've got this macro based economic strategy down. Nailed it! Enjoy!
Posted by Eli Harris at 1:30 PM