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    Charles Bargue drawing school project(critique please)

    Hey I'm new to conceptart.org, and don't really know how to go about this so I'll just wing it. This is a school project, I was tasked with copying a Bargue drawing to the best of my abilities. I'm in the later stages and I'm looking for ways to improve the project. I sort of want artist and people with fresher eyes than mine to point out mistakes or improvements that can be made. I'm sure I missed some. I included the original copy for reference.




    Charles Bargue drawing school project(critique please)

    Sorry for the crappy photo. My scanner ain't working at the moment, so again sorry.


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    Yeah, pretty hard to compare and contrast with a low quality image like this, but:
    - yours looks a tad thick, but oh well
    - a touch softer on the shading at the center of the knee cap
    - more/stronger shading on both sides of calf muscles
    - better defined inner ankle bone
    - a bit darker on the upper surface of the block
    - assuming you're already using the darkest tone possible on the darkest tones

    a scanned in comparison would be awesome! Overall, not too shabby!

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    Thanks, and yeah, the too thick part I have noticed consistently throughout, and have made changes. Thanks for the great feedback.

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    Your contour's are off. Look at the plate and see how the edges recede, giving the feel of roundness to the upper leg. Actually, you've got that same effect going for the entire leg. His ankle is flat in the front and lacks depth.

    When you do a study like this you have to try and imagine the contours of the form, working the shadows with that in mind.

    The toes don't extend out enough. They're too bunched back, & the fourth toe doesn't show touching the base.

    Believe me, I know what it's like to do barque's plates (see Sketchbook).

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    Thanks, I'll get one it.

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