It's been an interesting few weeks since my last post, with more than a few ups and downs... I finished my Story Skills class with a fairly developed idea based on my some experiences I had as a basketball-obsessed teenager in New York. We did some storyboard beats in the final few classes, and the suggestion that I could tell it as a visual story in graphic novel form seemed to float well. I'll have a lot of work ahead of me if I want to take on sequential illustrations, but I did have two roommates in Savannah that studied just that (Josh? Elvin? You out there?) as well as several co-workers... so who knows, maybe it's time to start building something more polished above all these drawing sessions! :)
Getting back to attending & posting regularly, this week's class (taught by Louis Gonzalez) had an alternative approach involving drawing TWO models interacting, which implied an even greater emphasis on interpreting and adjusting forms and negative spaces to help tell a story. I struggled a lot with the 2-3 minute pose times at first, but it was a great challenge and I started to draw much more freely towards the end of the session.