Tonight was another great experience with the folks over at Dare2Draw. This is my second time going to this event and I have to say, it really must be one of my favorite figure drawing sessions/networking pow-wows that I've ever been to. The models were really awesome and kind of hilarious this time - they really got into their characters and costumes, which I loved. Amy Reeder was the guest speaker, focusing in her talk with us on perspective and its capabilities as an agent of story-telling. It was a really smart topic - all about returning to the fundamentals to achieve a more mature form of visual storytelling. Please enjoy a few excerpts below from my Dare2Draw sketching frenzy. Also, the image above is a quick drawing I did of Rocket Girl, the heroine in Amy Reeder's new comic - set to be released in the Fall. Rocket Girl wears a big round helmet, and I was really drawn to how pleasing the shape of the glass is where you see her face. So I drew her face within the shape and the shape only. I really love it - I think it's very smart design.
Noelle Raffaele - artist