“Yes,” answered the rooster, a stoic creature of few words, precariously balanced on the studio pedestal. But Thursday’s Drawing Lab students had a different answer.
“No way, we are not chicken to draw!” was fearlessly expressed through students’ drawings of the form, contour edges, and textures of our feathery friend. Check out the video…
I enjoy setting up the rooster challenge for unsuspecting students. It is amusing to see their curious, somewhat hesitant expressions as they sit face to face with the rooster. But hesitation quickly turns to concentration as students begin their initial measurements.
We started last week’s session with short poses. After each timed pose, the rooster made a quarter turn—he is very well trained. Students did four zoom-in views of different areas of its body.
We finished the evening with a long pose. As students studied details and practiced techniques, they realized that when it comes to improving their skills, it pays to wake up with the roosters.
And it was fun to draw other things too…
This Week’s Student Gallery…
Feature Image at Top of Page: Laurel puts the finishing touches on her impressive impression of the rooster.
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