This duck will be traveling to the Greenpoint Terminal Gallery in Brooklyn, NY for a show curated by my pal Ryan Travis Christian in October. Check out his stellar artwork if you haven't already seen it!
I'm also working on a second duck figurine... I couldn't help it. :)
Alongside the oil paintings I'm also slowly printing an edition of prints. I've dedicated a studio wall to the linocut prints. I'm thinking about saving up for a small relief press to expedite this process (currently I'm printing these by hand with a wooden spoon - it works, but it is slow and may kill my shoulder).
My figure drawing students this semester are off to a great start - I've got all animation majors, so I'm working to create projects and exercises that really resonate with their specialization.
On Monday I had them do an animated gesture drawing - they did 8 'frames' of drawings of their hands in a sequence, and then we used our phones to animate them using the 'Stop Motion Studio' app. It was fun, and a good trial run for next week when I hope to do this same exercise with both the male and the female drawing models.