October 26, 2013
Finally, this is Z. She’s dressed in an original from Lastwear, Seattle purveyor of steampunk fashion http://www.lastwear.com/ Leather and feathers, all in white. Very kewl…
Lindsay drawn at the October Chance Seattle fashion show www.activatethearts.com/chance/Pages/default.aspx Compressed charcoal on newsprint. Lindsay and some of the other participants I drew were very nice and co-operative while I worked. With people I draw who aren’t professional models I always ask if they’re OK holding the pose when it runs over 2 minutes.
Members of the audience, drawn with a felt-tip calligraphy pen in about two to three minutes. These were done from a distance of about 30 feet, and in the dim light of a nightclub. Some things I have to take for granted as I begin a drawing, like establishing a believable (but unseen) anatomical structure of a figure in a particular pose as I draw clothes on top of it.
Winter and formal wear fashion show produced by Chance, at Neighbors Club on Capitol Hill, Sept. 14, 2013. Model Maria Cross, sketched live then enhanced with color pencil and watercolors in my studio. I’m starting to sign my work with my business logo, “Cascadien”, seen at lower left. I’ll be posting more information about this new direction in my work as we go along.