VCU Alumni Figure Drawing

One of the greatest resources in the city of Richmond’s local art community that I have received from even since my days in high school has been the VCU Alumni Figure Drawing. Faithfully meeting on Tuesday nights “till the end of time,” as local legend Larry Robinson would say. Larry Robinson himself is a staple of the Richmond figure drawing community, as well as one of the organists at the Byrd theater, and a player of the carillon at Byrd Park tower.

This figure drawing session helped me get into VCU’s art program, and helped me get through it as well. It has been a great pleasure to return to this drawing group to continue honing my skills.

Here after I hope to continue posting weekly updates from this figure drawing session. I will mostly work digitally as inspired by Daryl Mandryk’s digital figure paintings from a few years ago. It is also very convenient to only bring my Cintiq Companion.

Gesture warm-ups done in Bamboo Paper (not posted this time), long-pose drawing in Sketchbook, long-pose painting in Photoshop.



Friday sketches

It’s MLG Anaheim this weekend. It’s been a long while since I mentioned e-sports on this blog. Here’s a sketch loosely inspired by Edge of Tomorrow (which I still haven’t seen yet, but planning to). I had thumbnailed the image back at Jeremy Wilson’s booth during RVA’s First Friday. I would definitely like to push this sketch further, and maybe change up the color scheme to differentiate it from Edge of Tomorrow.



Here’s another ultra-loose virtual plein air sketch from the last two. I don’t think I’m spending enough time with these, but they get so boring so fast. I think I would have more fun maybe working in oils. I might just do studies from Noah Bradley’s ref packs instead.


Sketch Dump Spring 2014

mistydragon1 tyraelT2 usasoc-study1 virtualpleinair1


These are some additional images I worked on this past season, mostly sketches and studies. The Tyrael concept was based on WoW T2 Paladin armor, intended for Heroes of the Storm. The 3rd was a photo study from USASOC’s flickr account. The 4th was a virtual plein air exercise.