FIGURE DRAWING
March 21, 2008

> FW Acrylic Ink and Pastel on Rives BFK, 15 x 22 in. 3 hours.

I sat in Jeff Smith's drawing class a couple of weeks ago. We drew at the mouth of Olvera street in downtown LA. It had a been a while since I worked from a figure for as long as 3 hours, so it was a challenge to keep the drawing fresh and interesting without becoming overly wrought.


> Detail.

Below is a selection of figure drawings from the past few months:


> Pastel on newsprint, 19 x 24 in. 10 minutes.


> Pastel on newsprint, 19 x 24 in. 10 minutes.


> Pastel on pastel paper, 16 x 22 in. 5 minutes


> Pastel on pastel paper, 16 x 22 in. 5 minutes.

In other news, I've updated www.jamesjean.com with some new work and finished out the missing sections of the new site. More updates will be forthcoming as I upload more photos of my sketchbooks.