Cameron Bailey

A selection of my recent work, drawings, paintings and art related studies.

Head Study - Work in Progress
This is a work in progress of a head study I have been working on that last 2 weeks. I have been taking figure drawing classes with Rob Zeller @ the Teaching studio of Art in Oyster Bay, NY and our lectures on anatomy have made me want to re-examine structure and planes.
I want to continue to figure out basic shadow structures in the drawing. I have a bad habit of getting too involved in specific details while not realizing the overall structure is incorrect.
Amanda
8.5 x 11 in.
Graphite on Paper.
Finally finished the Amanda portrait. I was having a difficult time trying to figure out the composition of the neck line and shoulders to fit to the page. 
My goal for this drawing was to create movement and develop the “turn” of the planes of both the face and the shapes of the hair. I always have a difficult time getting all of the plane surface information I want to capture without overly flattening the image. I have been trying to fully map out the structures of the face before i get involved with any surface details or tones.  Its a fine balancing act between structure of planes and the wonderful little surface details, such as the shadow cast on the checks from the glasses, and the highlights on the curls. 
It was a fun portrait, but I’m happy to be done.
Amanda
8.5 x 11in.
Graphite on paper.
Not sure if this portrait is finished. I worked from life for a total of 5 hours, between two sessions. I would like to make a connection between her curls and her shoulders. The hair really wore me out, and i think i get overly paranoid trying to capture an absolute likeness instead of using the model to create a piece that I find interesting. This may be because of my close personal relationship with the model making it difficult for me to distance my self from the image.
If i work on it some more I will post more pictures.
3 hr Reclining Nude line Study,
Graphite, 24 x 36 in, 2013
Amanda I ,
Graphite, 9 x 8 in. 2013
Asleep,
Graphite, 12 x 8 in. 2013
6 hour Life drawing pose. Line study,
Graphite, 24 x 36 in. 2013
Portrait after Uglow, Line study
Graphite, 16 x 16 in. 2013
Portrait after Uglow, tone study
Charcoal, 16 x 16 in. 2013
Interior Study, Baltimore Apt. 
Charcoal, 24 x 36 in. 2013

Hand and foot studies,

Graphite, 2013

15 min action pose,
Walnut ink and Brush, 8 x 9 in, 2013
15 min. standing pose, ink study
Walnut Ink and Brush, 8 x 11in, 2013
Standing Ink Study, 5 min. pose
Walnut Ink and Brush, 8 x 10in, 2013
Ink wash drawing after Euan Uglow,
Walnut Ink and Brush, 8 x 11in, 2013