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August 25th, 2009 #1
Jeff Hall's Sketchbook
Alright. Time for me to throw my hat over the wall. I'm really looking to kick things up a notch. So any critiques, comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Lots of life drawing, so there will be nudity.
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This was a posthumous portrait. The young man you see here died in a motorcycle accident. The young lady at his side is his sister. They had a fight the very last time they spoke. After her brother’s death, she went to a bad place. The whole family just blew apart actually. They’re all doing much better now, so it has a happy ending. The sister cleaned up her act, and she and her family are closer than they’ve ever been. They love the painting, by the way. And that’s all I need. Crits still welcome though.
August 25th, 2009 #3
A few more...
August 26th, 2009 #4
Nice start Jeff! I also have been trying to get more into anatomy, it's just insanely complex. I bought this outrageously large medical anatomy book on the supposition that I might super charge my understanding of the subject. Instead I'm starting to feel more like a surgeon about to operate on someone's duodenum.
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August 26th, 2009 #5
Thanks Caleb. I have a few anatomy book recommendations if you're interested.
A few quick, scratchy ones.
August 27th, 2009 #6
A couple of figure studies.
August 27th, 2009 #7
Looks good so far, keep at it! So far I really like the second and third images in post #3. The rendered area (the torso) in the last image looks great but it's a bit hard to see at this size. My only suggestion is that it could be helpful to rotate in studies from anatomy books to help you memorize the figure and the shapes it creates. Keep updating!
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August 27th, 2009 #8
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August 31st, 2009 #9
Thanks for the crits. Almost finished this one.
September 4th, 2009 #10
Here's a couple more, also unfinished. Feeling really slow and stupid. Went to life drawing last night, and it took forever to get blocked in. Got a little better as the night wore on though. It took the model a long time to settle down too. She had to run outside for a smoke in between every pose despite the two nicotine patches she was sporting.
October 18th, 2009 #11
Hey, that last life drawing is great! Very lifelike, and good textures. Keep it up and speed up the pace. I think you should spend more time on each drawing. You could go back through this sketchbook and redo much of this with a little more patience, and the difference would be immediate. Also, keep up the portraiture, do lots of studies.