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    SketchBook: A bunch of Pyracantha berries... 2144589 ...

    A bunch of Pyracantha berries...

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    Been drawing more manikins and stuff as well, but I was too lazy to go through the whole rigmarole of taking photos, cleaning them up and posting them....
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    SketchBook: Another still from "Name of the Rose": 2143087...

    Another still from "Name of the Rose":

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    For some reason I battled with this one, and had to erase and redraw over and over and over before arriving at even a half-assed likeness. Don't...
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    SketchBook: Another drawing in the "Name of the Rose"...

    Another drawing in the "Name of the Rose" series...

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    Some manikins:

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    And some manikins roughly fleshed out:
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    SketchBook: Nice work! I really should get around to a cast...

    Nice work! I really should get around to a cast drawing myself...
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    That is because at this point, I have no clue...

    That is because at this point, I have no clue about which muscles go where. Haven't studied much anatomy yet, and as I said in my previous post, I am not too sure how to go about it.



    Not sure...
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    SketchBook: Study after "Name of the Rose." Messed up the...

    Study after "Name of the Rose." Messed up the proportions and alignments a bit...

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    And a study after an original by Achille Michallon:

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    Well, I tried out some of Iten's tips in a quick...

    Well, I tried out some of Iten's tips in a quick study after this master painting by Achille Michallon:

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    And my attempt:

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    I think Iten's tips did actually help me a bit to...
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    Don't really have anything like that at hand....

    Don't really have anything like that at hand. There might be one in my sketchbook thread, though I don't think so. I haven't tried the technique in ages because I could never get it to work.
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    I'm not sure what such an example would look...

    I'm not sure what such an example would look like. You mean perhaps a step by step thing? I don't have anything like that at hand. But thus far, I have not had much success with measuring and...
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    Thanks for the input. A comment or two: ...

    Thanks for the input. A comment or two:



    True, though apparently it is standard practice for students to first learn to copy in 2D?



    It does indeed not allow you to pay nothing. I don't...
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    Dorian Iten's accuracy guide

    After decades of drawing, accuracy remains the bane of my existence - I just can't get it right. Now I saw this:

    http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2015/07/dorian-itens-accuracy-guide.html

    Which...
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    SketchBook: A stylized landscape painted on a piece of rock...

    A stylized landscape painted on a piece of rock as an ornament for a friend of mine who likes this sort of thing:

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    And another sketch after "Name of the Rose":

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    SketchBook: Well, nowadays there are plenty art academies and...

    Well, nowadays there are plenty art academies and ateliers where they use those teaching methods again. Alas, to the best of my knowledge, such academies do not exist here in South Africa. Which is...
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    A handy little tool, I thought. But I was a tad...

    A handy little tool, I thought. But I was a tad reluctant to download it because of its size - here in Dark Africa, internet is hugely expensive. I decided to take the plunge, only to find that it...
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    SketchBook: Self-portrait drawn by candlelight during one of...

    Self-portrait drawn by candlelight during one of our regular power cuts here...

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    And some sketches after stills from the film "The Name of the Rose."

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    I doubt whether your work could be remotely as...

    I doubt whether your work could be remotely as bad as mine, but that doesn't stop me from going straight ahead and doing it anyway. :-)
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    SketchBook: Haven't been here in about a million years - too...

    Haven't been here in about a million years - too much else to do. In the intervening years I haven't done much in the way of art either. I tend to become discouraged, especially in the face of some...
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    SketchBook: Haven't been on this board for many a year - life...

    Haven't been on this board for many a year - life interfered. Your work is awesome. I'm probably older than your father, and in thirty years of drawing have yet to come even close to where you were...
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    Okay, I don't know what to make of this thread...

    Okay, I don't know what to make of this thread anymore.
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    You forgot to mention the inherent dualism of the...

    You forgot to mention the inherent dualism of the juxtaposition of organic and inorganic forms in both images, symbolizing the tyranny of thought as an inherent condition of post-industrial feminism.
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    Science s.ketch: I don't think they'll take kindly to...

    s.ketch: I don't think they'll take kindly to anyone digging there. I'm not even sure if I'm allowed to keep the tool I found just laying there. :-)

    A friend of mine who is an archaeologist told...
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    Science Still about the Tswaing crater. There had been...

    Still about the Tswaing crater. There had been people living there for at least the past 150 000 years. I found this small stone tool there:

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    I consider anything and everything I put online to be, in effect, in the public domain. If you don't want something to be taken, do not put it online. This is now the practical reality, whatever the...
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    Science s.ketch: Pretty cool stuff. I am also an...

    s.ketch: Pretty cool stuff. I am also an enthusiastic sky watcher. When I was a kid I wanted to be an astronomer, but I am way too dumb for it, I fear. :-) Carl Sagan was nevertheless one of my first...
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    Science s.ketch: Pretty cool stuff. I am also an...

    s.ketch: Pretty cool stuff. I am also an enthusiastic sky watcher. When I was a kid I wanted to be an astronomer, but I am way too dumb for it, I fear. :-) Carl Sagan was nevertheless one of my first...
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