Check it out, another post! And it hasn't even been a geological epoch. It's like I'm a responsible blogger or something.
It's been a while since I've gotten to do real figure drawing. Over the last couple of years I've been doing lots of figurative stuff from imagination and reference, but nothing beats a live model. This spring term I've been taking Michael Parker's advanced figure drawing at BYU; it's been a blast and a revelation; I'm learning a ton.
Traditional figure drawing uses traditional media, usually a waxy conté crayon or a chalky NuPastel. However, Mike has encouraged us to experiment with different media and has been very supportive of doing some of my work digitally. Here are a couple of Zbrush sculpts done live in class these last few days:
60 Minute head sculpt from sphere. Lighting matched to model.
20 Minute hand sculpts (+10 minute zsphere armature).