Art Night (Prologue: The Heroes Unite)
Last night my friend Grant and I started something that I truly hope we are able to keep up… Art Night! I went over to Grant’s house and for three hours we talked about art, each others influences, and put pencil to paper. We both have a lot of ideas for what we plan to do with the time, but the simple idea is that every other Monday we will get together with purpose of engaging in art centered activities.
For our first Art Night, Grant busted out his collection of Virtual Pose books, a collection of nude models in interesting poses, for us to do life drawing from. I had no previous knowledge of this series but after one night of use I can say it is awesome! Virtual Pose is both a book and a CD. Each nude model, on the CD, is organized by their corresponding page number from the book. When you pull them up in QuickTime you can rotate the model 360 degrees to find just the right pose.
In order to ad a random element to our model choices we broke out a couple of six sided dice and rolled to see which pose we would do. After settling on the angle of the pose we would draw for 10 to 15 minuets, working in pencil on sketchbook paper. All said and done we did four poses (posted below).
Our time flew by and I honestly can’t wait for the next Art Night!