Thursday, March 18, 2010

L'Illusionniste / The Illusionist de Sylvain Chomet

I recently found out that Sylvain Chomet, the creator of The Triplettes of Belleville, and the short Tour Eiffel in the film Paris, je t'aime, is coming out with a new film titled L'Illusionniste/The Illusionist. It was made in his Edinburgh studio, Django Films , which is now being dismantled as the film has been completed. I am really looking forward to the release of this film, which is set in France for May 5, 2010. The script was originally written by Jacques Tati, and the main character bears quite a resemblance to him. Enough said...for your viewing pleasure (sorry for non-French speakers):

This was a neat little video with Sylvain Chomet talking about animation, and this time it is in English:

Monday, March 15, 2010

Drawing at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

I went back to the Harvard Museum of Natural History this Sunday. It was really packed, and getting there was quite a trek in this terrible weather we've been having. I made it a goal to draw four legged animals. I'm not quite as happy with these drawings as I was for last week's drawings, although I do like the somewhat pensive expressions. They were good practice and it was well worth going out in the rain.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Still-life Drawing

Just a quick post before I go off to work. I did this drawing last week while I was sick. To make myself feel better and keep my hands busy, I took out a pen and some paper and started to draw. This drawing was done in pen, which seems to be my medium of choice at the moment.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Drawing at the Museum

Every Wednesday from 6 pm to 9 pm, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts holds a drawing session with a clothed model. (Wednesday evening entry to the museum is free). The session is held in a different gallery each week. Drawing boards, paper, pencils are there for everyone to use. Just a note, the last Wednesday of every month does not have a model. Instead of drawing a model, we draw from the objects in the galleries. Last night was a very crowded session. I found myself sitting on the ground to be able to have a good view of the model. The model was very inspiring and reminded me a bit of Alice in Wonderland. Here are a few of my drawings from last night. The first and third are 15 minute poses, and the second was 10 minutes. My favorite is the last one.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Drawing at the Eliot School

On Tuesday night I went to draw at the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain. Every Tuesday night they have a drop-in figure drawing session. ($15 per class, or 8 sessions pre-paid at $100). Unfortunately, our instructor didn't show up, nor did the model. So instead, those of us who decided to stay, took turns modeling. It actually turned out to be a very interesting session as we were drawing a different person for every pose. The first two drawings were four minute poses, and the third one was a five minute pose. These were all done in pen.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Drawings of Animals

For my first blog post I thought I would post some drawings that I had done this past week. The first three pages are gestures. These posed an interesting, and sometimes headtaking challenge, as I really had to think of how the animals were moving and how they were stretching and compressing their bodies.

These next three pages were done at Harvard's Museum of Natural History. (I would highly recommend taking advantage of their free entry on Wednesdays from 3-5 pm, or Sundays from 9 am-12 pm for Mass. residents)I really enjoyed drawing here, as I was constantly kept on my toes by drawing animals that I had never even seen before. There was so much to draw that I only made it through one room! I really enjoyed the character that came through in these drawings. These were done in pen.