Wednesday, February 23, 2011

In process: Running Cast drawing exercise

In Process: "Running Cast" drawing exercise by Sandra Galda

Here is today's work on the running cast project.  More to do on this one, I am learning lots!  I stand on a taped on "X" on the floor and wear a dedicated pair of shoes that stay in the studio so I can stand in the exact spot and exact height, stare at the cast, then walk up to the paper and draw.  Repeat almost endlessly,try to reprduce image perfectly......  If interested in purchasing any of my available art on this blog, contact my email address or use the PayPal button if included in the post. Small works are signed in full on the back of the painting. Thanks for looking, tell me what you think-leave a comment! Paintings by Sandra Galda are copyrighted. Scroll down this page for more art!


Debbie said...

I always hear about the sight size technique, but I've never tried to do it. Sounds tedious, but it must be so worth the time!! Your drawing looks fantastic!!!

Sandra Galda said...

Hi Debbie!!! thank you so much! At the atelier I attend, Paul Ingbretson does not train us in sight size, preferring raather for us to reproduce in a relational way. the flaw i n sight size as I understand him is that you are limiting your self by that method. If you can reproduce small and larger than what you are depicting, you can do very large landscapes and at the other extreme, very small items, without dramatic changes in your canvas size.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

It's a beautiful drawing, and I think also, that it's more important to be able to draw it the size you want it to be.
Sight sizing was tedious.

Gwen Bell said...

WOW! Really fabulous work on this figure!