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    Your journey in this thread is a pleasure to look through.

    I do agree that casts emerging from the darkness are more enjoyable then brightly lit casts. That is not to say that I don't enjoy your Bethoven, he is fantastic!

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    Thank you all!

    I´ve worked more on the Spiderman self portrait - I think I can call this finished.

    At least I don´t know what more to do with it. The anatomy is not perfect so why should I spend more time on it?

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    Well done for working so hard as a self taught artist. Keep it going, your work is looking better and better.

    Is your native language German? if so you MUST - if you havn't already - buy Gottfried Bammes Die Gestalt Des Menschen. It is by far the best series of figurative illustrations I have ever seen and I believe if it was translated to English it would become the industry standard (as I believe it is in Germany). I can't read German but I bought it because the illustrations had enough value on their own.

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    Thank you, Marine_Blue!

    I´ve often read about this particular book here at CA.org.
    I always keep my eyes open when I´m book stores or flea markets for all those books that are mentioned here in the forum.

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    A new selfportrait. In the last couple of weeks I started several SPs but this is the only one that was promising to turn out quite well. One of the others (not shown here) was done from a photograph and it had the usual distortions that I was not able to compensate while painting.

    So I started this. I dont know how many hours I worked on it but it was done in a week.

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    I'm interested in doing some Bargue Plates myself, but I don't know much about them really. Could you tell me how I should get a hold of them? Do they come in a book, or do I order them individually? Thanks much, and I love the progress you've made! (I remember watching your thread when you started haha)

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    thanks a ton pal

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    Ecorche

    Hi.

    Actually this is not really traditionally made. I started with pencil, inked it, scanned it and colored it in Photoshop.
    The front figure is completely done from memory but for the rear view I had to look up for some muscles.

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    Very impressive paintings. Your initiative and drive to pursue skills in this method is really quite admirable and you've achieved great results.

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    Classical Atelier meets digital media

    I wanted to do some figure drawings. As everyone knows: printers never work. If you ran out of ink - and even if it´s yellow - you can´t print in black and white.

    So I wanted to use my laptop´s screen for displaying the reference and for drawing besides the reference I needed some translucent an sturdy material. I took the glass plate of an IKEA picture frame. I taped the edges with artists tape because the edges were quite sharp and I did not want my laptop to be scratched. After I´ve sent this post, I´m going to buy some plexi glass.

    I took a Bargue drawing of a standing man. Opened it in a picture viewer, placed it to the left. Then came the glass plate and the 185g/m² drawing paper. Thinner paper is good for placing the drawing over the reference for comparison but I found the heavier paper good for covering up the light coming from the screen. The laptop was about an arm lenght away. For the final step of the drawing I placed it closer to my eyes since I did not need an overall view of the drawing then.

    I always worked from the general to the specific. The first 5 minutes were spent to roughly define the size and angles of everything. To not beeing too dark I used an H pencil.

    Since the lines were so light I did not need to knock off the lines with an eraser for the next round. 10 minutes spent on making clearer lines with a B pencil while correcting their position and lenght.

    Then I knocked off the lines with a kneadable eraser by rolling it over the drawing.

    Another 15 minutes with correcting lines. Then switched to a 4B pencil to make darker lines. Between this and the last round, knocked off drawing again and then making careful clean final lines.

    Total time: 1h 20min

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    The first one is a Bargue figure drawing from yesterday, the second is the Belvedere Torso made today in about 4 hours. Got a plexi glass plate now.

    This makes so much fun but my shoulder is sore now

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    Looking good man,
    you could really push those darks more, for example comparing the belvedere torso plate. It could be just be the picture or my monitor.

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