Letterpress Journey

I'm Starting a new journey this year. I'm finally going to figure out printing with the Nolan proofing press that I "acquired" from my father in law. The problem that lies ahead of me is that it's pretty bear bones. It's just a press. I have a few galley trays of varying size, and I purchased a very limited font on ebay for cheap.

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Life Drawing: Session 2

I had a hard time with yesterdays session. I was trying to do quick sketches with ink washes which I've never really attempted before. It generated some interesting results, but nothing great. It wasn't until the last two twenty minute poses that I took a deep breath and really focused on getting the form right. Those last two poses (below) turned out beautifully in my opinion.

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Life Drawing: Session 1

It's been nearly 8 years since I've done any life drawing. I found one here in town and dove right in. I'm pretty sure you can find me at the Argos Gallery every Tuesday from 6:30–9:30pm from here on out because I had a great time.

The format is pretty casual, and they mix up the length of the poses from several quick 1 minute poses to longer 40 minute poses (broken into 2 twenty minute sessions where the model closely matches their pose for the second 20 minutes making it effectively 40 minutes in the same pose.)

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Oh the faces!

Howdy Ya'll!

Welcome to my very first post! I have been spending time this weekend working on faces. I rediscovered some Burne Hogarth books on my shelf and started to work with some of the head stuff.

His writing is a bit dry in my opinion, but he does know his stuff. I started with just sketching some of his heads from where he talks about the cranial sphere relative to the facial wedge from different perspectives of the head. While I sketched his drawings, I started to pick up on certain features like the cheekbones and the extruded brow above the eyes. After a couple hours of that I jumped in and began adapting it into my style of illustration. I had a few weird failed attempts but I got it to start working for me. Check out my results after the jump.

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