Carl Fasano’s Drawing Class, Fall 2008, RISD

by lcguthrie

18″ x 24″, 24″ x 32″ compressed charcoal on paper

We began the semester drawing the edges of things. These are two still lifes, well, the edges of two still lifes.

20″ x 30″ charcoal on paper

This is a doorway. Carl described it as “having a sense of quietude.” I’ll let you decide what that means since I still haven’t.

18″ x 24″ charcoal on newsprint

Blind contour figure drawing is a blast.

18″ x 24″ charcoal on newsprint

A figure drawing from class.

18″ x 24″ charcoal on newsprint

Before you judge my abilities, on this day in Carl’s class we were drawing the figure with our NON-dominant hand. It was weird and unpleasant.

30″ x 40″ (I think) charcoal on paper

This was my first self portrait. Carl didn’t like it. Especially because I was still in the studio in the morning when class started and I hadn’t finished. The background still isn’t finished.

9″ x 11″ charcoal on paper

These are some studies I did for my final assignment, a (minimum) 4′ x 6′ self portrait. They’re pretty rough but they were fun to do.

4′ x 6′ charcoal on paper

This is my final self portrait. The photo quality isn’t incredible, but you get the idea. Also, the seam of the two pieces of paper is a little off, but you get the idea.