Illustration Friday: “Refresh”

Refresh Illustration by Eliza Stein

Refresh Illustration by Eliza Stein

Air conditioning is the only thing keeping me sane right now. How about you?

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Nebula

Nebula Figure Drawing by Eliza Stein Illustration

Nebula Figure Drawing by Eliza Stein Illustration

This is another Society of Illustrators sketch. The coloring was influenced by the Hubble Space Telescope photography I’ve been gorging my eyes upon. Nebulae can be any colors you could imagine, but my favorite ones had this ultramarine-magenta mix!

Last Week’s Figures

Flapper Girl Drawing by Eliza Stein

Flapper Girl Drawing by Eliza Stein

A long overdue post from Society of Illustrators Sketch Night, and there are more ladies on the way! These two models were dressed as flappers. I think they were both burlesque performers.

One of them kept making these scowling, sneering expressions. She also had a septum ring and this wig made of shiny black feathers that looked like spiky hair, so I sent her about sixty years into the future:

Funky Figure Drawing by Eliza Stein

Society Sketch Thursday: Belly Dancer

Belly Dancer Sketch by Eliza Stein Illustration

Every Thursday, I try my best to show up at Society of Illustrators for their Sketch Night. As I mentioned earlier, I prefer Thursdays because the models wear some sort of costume. Some are wilder than others, like last week’s copper and gold combination of belly dancer, Slave Leia, and Mayan princess:

Belly Dancer Drawing by Eliza Stein

More sketches after the jump:

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Spring Colors Portrait

Spring Colors Portrait

Spring Colors Portrait

The Society of Illustrators is my favorite place to do figure drawing because not only do they always have live music and a full bar, it’s the only place I’ve been to where the models wear some sort of costume. That means a lot to me because there’s only so many times I can ask my friends and family to pose, and they’re not models, so they twitch and fidget (sorry guys!) which disturbs the intricate, ephemeral folds of cloth, and then I have to erase everything and have an aspirin.

Photo reference books for artists fill in the gaps once in a while, but they’re too static, no substitute for a real person who knows how to sit perfectly still for up to twenty minutes. Always appreciate your models!