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    Life Drawings

    Some drawings from recent sessions. Primo 3B or Generals 6B on Archival Vellum.
    I self-published a book on the fundamentals of drawing from life.

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    These are very nice! I especially like the third one down.

    These remind me a bit of EM Gist's drawings...where do you study?
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    Thanks. I did study at Watts, and take quite a few classes with Erik, for a year and a half (about 4 years ago). Since then, I also studied at Studio Second Street for a year and a half, took a 2.5 year break doing almost no art, sketched a little part-time for a year, and have been drawing and painting full time for the last 8 months. I haven't taken a class in years but I study from the masters daily. (Richard Schmid, Yim Mau Kun, Scott Christensen, John Singer Sargent, Charles Bargue, Sorolla, Serov, John Vanderpoel)
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    These are beautiful!
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    Thanks Lightpunk.

    Few more smaller pencil sketches.
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    the scans look great, the big pad stuff looks a bit out of focus and dark... what do you shoot em with?
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    Ya these are pretty sweet. How long are the poses? I usually draw my figures with vine charcoal but have been considering using some graphite pencils for a change. Wish I could critique them but they seem pretty solid to my noob eye.
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    Thanks guys. Shot with my crappy Casio camera. Learning to shoot these better. Trial and error. Most of these are 25 minutes, sometimes I work on it for a few minutes during the break. The 2nd and 6th were 3 hours. Here's a few more. 25 minutes, except the 2nd, 3 hours.
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    Some of this weekends efforts.
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    Few more life drawings. First is a self-portrait submitted for the Gage self portrait contest.
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    REally nice work mr J. Pack! ( Michael ?) - are these newer drawings or older ? hope you get to draw the figure still--

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    Great work! You have nice control over your values. And your gestures are beautifully done.

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    Matt- Thanks. The value control works much better on gestures, I still struggle in the longer drawings, but I am aware and working on it.

    Kevin- Thanks. Your gestures have been a big inspiration to me lately. All of these drawings are within the last month. I've been hitting 4 life drawing session a week, almost every week, since July of last year. Doing cast drawings in between, and trying to teach myself how to paint oil (in small landscapes). Thank you for the encouragement. -Michael indeed.
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