Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Gool ol' CPR

Dang...has this been my longest break since the last post?

Well... dunno how many read the blogger anymore ooor check this blog anyways :D Maybe I should do a Tumblr or whatever is the shit at the moment. I do however post a bit more frequently on Instagram so if you wanna follow me there, please do so here :)

And I could copypaste from my previous post... went to do lifedrawing after a pause of hmmm dunno... can very well be half a year!! So yes felt rusty and desperate and was trying during that one session with different approaches but surprisingly only with two different mediums...

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

"Hello and who are you again?"

... I hear you say. Went life drawing after a pause of months. Drawing felt a bit rusty but was enjoying to jot down again the 3D form on a 2D plane with ballpoint and ink.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A little rough around the croquis

Hey, it's me Janne. Drew some life drawing again. This is a post from two sessions. In the first one I played around with some rougher drybrush look with a rugged male model. Second was a tall delicate female model so tried to go with the lines as such. Her poses were very challenging with legs and arms always tied around her body.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Tied Up Croquis

Hey ya all,

long overdue post here. I've been doodling and doing stuff but I've been mostly posting to FB and Instagram. You can find my Instas here
This was a fun lady to draw as she was almost performing and not just posing with ropes etc.  As always I noticed the thing that the minute you start to think something else than how to tie down (pun intended) your key points of the pose, you loose it. Concentration is the thing our social media times and the overload of information has destroyed from me :/ Going to the life drawing sessions is a good way to practice and regain some of it. Click for a bigger view.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Croquis croquis...croquis

Well Well it's been well over two months since my last post!

So here's some naked people to keep it alive I hope... Click for closer look!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Some sketchy nudity

Update of that usual stuff. Throwing myself off again by swtiching technique between poses. Takes a drawing or two to get familiar or an idea on how to approach the drawing with this and that medium.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Long Overdue Nudes


omg my last post was in September?! Sheesh... well ok, lots of work and other stuff going on at the end of the year plus that I've been mostly posting separarely for example my life drawings through my instagram.
So here I'll slap more like compilations of those so that I won't flood ppl's feeds with my doodles. So here's some recent ones, click for bigger view!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Ballpointy lifedrawings

Trying to have some form in quick ballpoint croquis is damn hard.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Thin ink models

Yesterday evening I chose to draw the 5min poses with a thin tipped ink pen and tried avoid doing too much shadows.

Again this time there was two models, so the longer poses are in pencil.

Plus there's on warm up sketch based an a previous life drawing.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Pink period Vol II

So right after the Dr Sketchy's comes regular lifedrawing session stuff. It seems I'm going through some kind of pink period :D

This time there was two models that switched in halfway (longer poses for the other and short ones with the other). I was trying different things again with the line technique going from "clean" linedrawing to more loose and painterly and doing these in fairly big size. That always creaes it's own set if challenges with the physical coverage vs. time and also keeping the proportions right.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Swinging 60's Lifedrawing

It was such a pleasure to attend after a looooong pause the Dr. Skethy's Anti Art School Finland's session on the weekend. I surely hope that they'll be coming out of their hiatus and the events will be more frequent (please please please!).

So the theme was the swinging 60's and in addition to the model's clothing, there was an awesome playlist of 60's music and projections of "psychedelic" imagery behind and on top of the model :)

The time for a pose varied from really fast scribbles of 30s to 10 minutes. I'm sure it's pretty easy to tell which are the 30s ones ;D

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Switching lifedrawings

Back to lifedrawing again after the summer pause! They had a big exhibition at Taidehalli that limited the space available for the life drawing crowd. So they had to differebt smaller spaces and two models that switched in the half time. That was nice.

With the faster poses I tried to vary again the way I was using the pen, the grip, flow and speed to see if I think and see differently. Not sure about that but at least some fun poses.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Dem croquis

Some life drawings from yesterday. I was drawing again in a bit bigger format, with a thicker pencil (some carbon) and softer paper. The lack of accuracy was something to adapt on the fly. Hit and miss...always :D

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Taking it easy life drawing

Hey some loose croquis from yesterday. I was sitting next to our ex-president Tarja Halonen and yeah she can draw!
Taidehalli also has an extensive and excellent Tom Of Finland exhibition going on now. It's super great, go and see it!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Felt the live drawing

Got some nice effects and again varying the style a bit with using some dried up felt pens.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Greasy life drawings

It had been a while and probably just a month or so and already I felt rusty. So boys and girls, if you wanna learn to draw, do it everyday, no easy way out :)

Again throwing myself off by drawing on a big paper and in a greasy thick crayon which presented it's own challenges in adding any kind of detail and the crude physical fact that if you draw a bigger area, it takes more time. And funny thing was that with bigger paper I had difficulties in fitting the whole pose in.

In the tinted paper one, I filled in first the negative shape with the white and then proceeded with defining with black shadow areas. Fun exercise that is.