Tuesday, July 28, 2009
If you think yesterday was scary, today was even worse! Those are taxidermy goat eyes, and horns made by Lester.
Yesterday we looked at the comparative anatomy of sheep, goats, deer and humans.
Today we brought in the model, who was directed in a half hour pose by each of the students based on their thumbnail sketches.
We set up Flynn on the C-stand in the exact angle of the model's head, so that you could see the the correct angle and lighting on the horns.
That allowed us to explore how to morph the human and sheep/goat together into a satyr.
It was fun, but challenging for all of us, because it's a different way of seeing than you usually do in art school. We were trying to observe closely, but always be guided by the imaginative ideas we started with in the beginning.
Thanks, Eric!...and forgive me for showing only my own work! Jeanette and I just didn't get photos of the student work. We'll try to remedy that next time. Tomorrow: Goat Day.