Thursday, November 27, 2014

Free Online Sketching from the Model

Great news for those who find it difficult to find models to draw from. There are two YouTube channels that offer either still images of models  or filmed the model as he/she posed. You start out with a series of short poses leading to 10 minute poses.

The first Channel is On Air Video

This Channel records their models in real time doing 1, 2, and 5 minute poses.

The other channel is New Masters Academy

New Masters Academy offers still images of the models posing for 1, 2, 5 and 10 minute poses.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

More Sketches of my Mother

I had a discussion with someone about these paintings I've been doing of my Mother. I was asked why do I paint these pictures of her in her old age. It was suggested that I look for photos of her when she was younger and use those as reference.

My response was;

1- I paint these pictures of her when I visit her. Its a way of passing the time with her when she is at an age that I'm not sure if she recognizes me, not all the time anyway.
I help her with her food, I play her music and as she listens I sketch her and try to talk to her at the same time.
Painting her is an experience for me. It is just as much a memory, a good one, as when she was younger.

2- I find her just as lovable and worthy of painting in her old age as I did before.