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    gorgeous pencils dude



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    Your pencil sketches are really great. Some proportional issues here and there, but good work nonetheless.

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    LOVE your rendering, so much depth! Keep up the great work....very inspiring!

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    Kick ass sketchbook. Just briefly went over some of the pages. It is a shame that photobucket took down some of your images. Clever idea with the facebook like button

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    velocity kendall, bish0p, blueflies, phoenicorn - thanks guys (:

    finished this pose at the atelier on friday, short one in pencil



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    Hey Raffix your figure poses are looking really good and it's great to see the progress you are making with these and your imaginative concepts. I hope you're enjoying yourself doing them.

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    thanks marian yeah really enjoying myself atm

    pensil study for new pose at the atelier:


    progress on first charcoal cast drawing....not great but learnt many things. almost finished:


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    and a imagination doodle - nice way 2 let off steam from the atelier, not worrying about too much just having fun with some shapes etc


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    those last two atelier poses in pencil look really solid man, good job

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    tehmeh - thank you dude hope 2 see u out and about in london

    finished cast drawing. not too pretty

    squint while viewing plz!! haha



    back of my head made the lara blog haha



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    Hey Raffix looks good and it's great to see the photos of you working away. I really like to see this kind of photos to see how everything is set up.

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    hey man I must have missed something that happened between last year and this year (LARA?)
    your pencils are totally rocking. The shading on the figure studies looks so effortless but I always wonder how long it actually takes to do one of those.

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    Loving the sketches and larger life drawing pieces, bookmarked!

    How are you finding the lara course? Im thinking of saving up and coming along for the easter short course, but im put off by the sight size teaching method. Any input you could give on your experience thus far would be fantastic.

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    bhcs - if its just sight size putting you off then dont worry about it, people over think how big a deal working in sight size is. think about it more as a method of setting up your easel than an entirely alien drawing. sight size or not, you will improve at any atelier.


    finished long pose at the atelier, charcoal on roma


    penicl skjetch for above


    some stoopid sketches from hanging out at my boy sleep's house::



    sketch ofa dude on the tube. v loose and nearly impossible to see the lines but i dno i like his expression...seemed content with the the world


    and heres what ive got so far on the new cast...scary looking guy!


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    Oh man, the studies and pencils are great. Beautiful forms.

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    LastGen - thanks man

    ::: updates :::

    w.i.p long pose at the atelier, charcoal on roma.



    on the left, pencil study for above pose. on the right, 1.5 hr life drawing.
    drop in if you're in london on a wednesday night! [http://www.drawpaintsculpt.com/drawi...wing-classes/]



    w.i.p cast drawing. not sure who he is but i call him julius caesar


    .....and here's a pic of my set up in the cast room,
    i dno maybe its of interest to someone lol ...


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    Hey Raffix I appreciate seeing your cast setup. I always fancy trying to set up something at home but I am not to sure how to set it up, now I know. If possible could you post a pic of how you set up your lights for working on it.

    I think your progress is great and I love seeing what you are doing. I'm just trying to work out how to separate my light from shadow and finding it hard to see so your drawings really help.

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    You are one lucky bastard! When do you head off? You snuck away before we could grab you last night, you should come pub with us one night and celebrate before you leave

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    Hi, good to see you at lara wednesday. Your life drawing has a real sense of gesture, I particularly like the last long pose you posted.

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    olly and andrew - thanks a lot guys, are either of you going to brandon's class at LCF on thursdays? if so i might see you there

    havnt taken enough photos of my stuff lately, here are just a few short pose pencils from lara



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    wip of next cast project. this is after 3 afternoons work so like 6-7 hours ....



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    Hey Raffix this is interesting to see. Do you lay in a mid tone for the shadow areas first and then lay in what you see as the darkest values? I'm struggling a bit myself with seeing shadow shapes that aren't clearly defined and how best to progress past this stage.

    I'm glad to see that you really are doing so well and enjoying your studies.

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    Hi Marian, id be happy to try and help

    its best to start blocking in some very simple shadow shapes to begin to distinguish between areas of shadow (where no light is being directly cast on the form) and lights (everywhere else, halftones still count as lights).

    the value you use to block these shadow shapes in is pretty arbitrary at this point, best to not go too dark so you can easily change the shapes. once i'm relatively happy with my shape i will put in a value for the background (again it not too dark) as this almost always changes the shapes/sizes of the light shapes. then redefine light and shadow shapes.

    once im happy enough with these i will find the darkest area of the set up (almost always the cast shadow of the cast on the black shadow box). i will key this value as dark as i can possibly go with the charcoal, so a soft stumpy bit is best. from there all the other values can be related to that darkest dark.

    i have made a step-by-step cmpilation of my nose cast to help explain this:



    ok i hope that was a bit helpful!! please feel free to ask any other questions you have.

    ....and to make sure i am not updating the thread with no new stuff:



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    coming n nicely man, tube sketches have great gestures in them,

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    Many thanks for doing that Raffix, it does help. This last life drawing looks good, shame you can't video yourself doing them as I would love to watch your process with these. Thanks again and well done on progressing so well, it's really encouraging to see.

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    Mane - thanks man
    Marian - no worries. yeah i would like to video a drawing progress i think it would be really educational as my process is very haphazard especially in the mid stages of the drawing

    today's:



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    Charcoal + chalk on toned canson, monday night, 90 minutes:




    Early stages (about 2 hours in) of a portrait of a friend (another lara student), hb pencil on some shitty sketchbook paper:




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    Hey Raffix it's great the amount of information you are capturing with so few well observed and placed lines. Your drawings really do look good even when they are are works in progress. Thanks for making me want to try harder myself.

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    What a great sketchbook! Thanks for stepping through you process for Marian and showing your various portraits at different stages of completion, especially with the construction lines. For beginners like me, seeing stuff like that is immensely helpful. Keep up the awesome work!

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    thanks a lot marian and rishenko. if any of what im posting is helpful in anyway then I will definitely try and post much more processes etc

    wednesday night portrait from LARA drop in life drawing, 1.5 hrs, charcoal and chalk on canson:



    w.i.p. portrait of a girl at lara, this is after 1 session, hopefully will have 3 or 4 more:



    pencil sketch for new lara long pose, first session progress on left, second session progress on right:




    P.S. I now have a blog ! http://tobyneve.blogspot.co.uk/


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    managed to do another session on the portrait....not so good, need to fix that fucking nose!!





    portrait from wednesday night life drawing at lara, 90 minutes, charcoal+chalk on tone canson. really good model hope we get her again:



    portrait sketch, pretty ropey!! nothing to see here...


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