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
It's that time of the week again! A mere one day after the start of Spring and I have another post for you. Just a few pages from the ol' Moleskine to pass the time and experiment. I'm in the process of creating curriculum for a sketchbook class and the last image on here is a demo for said curriculum. As you can see I've been playing around with the now famous SKB ballpoint as well. It is a fine pen indeed although I don't think it'll replace my brush pen anytime soon. Happy Spring everyone!
Posted by Eli Harris at 10:05 AM
This is a very small selection of the work that I get done in my clothed figure class. I get to play around a little between the lessons and the one on one instruction in the class. The last two images are short demos for arm construction. As much as I enjoy exaggeration of the figure and limbs I have to reel it in a bit to fit the curriculum and to pass along the foundations of drawing the figure. My play time is always in my sketchbooks, something I strongly push on my students. I have a great bunch this semester and see a lot of promise in them. I'll have to keep working hard to stay ahead of them otherwise I'll be out of a job soon! Cheers!
|Stretch and compression "stick 'em up"|
|Well, maybe I still get to exaggerate things sometimes!|
|I really love this angle of the arm but it usually proves difficult for my students.|
|Arm studies at five minutes or so.|