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    Color Figure / Quick Sketches

    Color Figure / Quick Sketches

    Hello, CA. It's been a few years since I've posted, so I thought I'd share some work. My thing lately has been experimenting a lot with color in Nupastel. The "finished" drawing above & attached (trying to figure out the thread thumbnail thing) is pretty big - 25" x 38" and is not a quick sketch - it took a couple of hours. From a live model I typically draw 1 min - 15 min poses, which is what's posted below. My apologies for the hasty photography. Hopefully you can still see them ok?

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    Inspiring is an understatement when it comes to Jane's work. Her use of color, shape, value and edges are absolutely beautiful. She has been a jewel in the TAD program and I wish all the best for her artistic future. Make sure to keep up on her blog for regular updates.
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    Absolutely stunning work! I am in awe of all these.

    I notice that it is all Nupastel...I have seen a lot of TAD work in this, and after seeing yours I am kind of curious about it. Is Nupastel any different from regular pastels? How do they handle? I've never been a fan of pastels to be honest, but kind of want to try when I see people doing stuff like this with them.
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    Walnut & Ninja, thank you!
    Andrew, Nupastels are "semi-hard", so they are not as soft as regular pastels. Also, they are square instead of round so that sharp edge can be nice. I first started using them when Mark English showed me a technique, the same one that John English teaches at TAD. So it does come from the same place. They are just a loose, quick media to develop tone or color. Here are a few more, these are all 1 and 2 minute poses.

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    Inspiring Looseness keep it up!
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    These are beautiful. The first one stopped me in my tracks. Please keep posting :]
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    nice sketch and great volume keep going on
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    Big fan of your watercolor girls, i am going to follow you in your blog, see you there
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    Thanks, I thoroughly enjoyed going through your thread and your blog....
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    wow that's amazing!
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    Love your lines, and your choice of color. Very addicting to just examine your work.
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    Outstanding!
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