Tuesday, May 19, 2009

wednesdays in sma


a few weeks back, i decided to join a figure drawing workshop here in san miguel de allende. though i've attended hundreds of these types of workshops before, i haven't actually done one in about 4 years. the rust was clearly showing & i ended the first session a little bit frustrated with myself.

the f.g. workshop i joined is the ana julia aguado gallery right in jardin. the poses were about 30 minutes and i was quite impressed by the variety of trained models. there is also a short gesture workshop on tuesdays, but i've been skipping those.

2-3 sessions later, i saw a bit of improvement. still not yet close the level i wanted but it definitely calm me down some. those close to me know that i can be a bit harsh on myself when it comes to my illustrations (which i actually think is a good thing).


but my main excuse for writing this post is the view from the gallery window:

wine & cheese is also served. AND i also just noticed yesterday that the artwork hanging on the walls are actually original work from mexican art legends diego rivera, david alvaro siqueros & francisco toledo... and it took me 2 months to notice this.


*i have not posted anything new here in weeks. i chalk that up for being the americas slowest book illustrator. i'm currently busy working on a few books (not sure how many but at least four titles). by next month, things should get back to normal.

6 comments:

C.B. Canga said...

nice job man. good to see you figure drawing again. keep it up.

claire said...

mack, really interesting. i see a pinoy hint in your figure drawings. :)

Jose Emroca Flores said...

Oh Damn Mack doing some figure drawing.

macky said...

c.b. - thanks. gotta admit, still a lot of rust to shake off.

claire - haha, you do? salamat, that's got to be a good thing.

emroca - about damn time, huh? i didn't even go to a workshop in northpark... a block away from my place.

Art Fan Ako said...

Beautiful, lovely! Hey, I'm adding you to my links. Anymore pinoys/pinays artists out there? I'm a follower of many in my blog, including Ronnie Del Carmen of Pixar.

macky said...

Art Fan Ako - salamat. i'm not sure what you mean by "there". but my wife & i are the only filipinos in the city. there are definitely more than a few pinoy illustrators in the US though.