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    figure drawing

    I convinced a friend of mine to let me post this drawing of his, but only on conditions of anonymity.

    figure drawing

    let him know what you think, he'll be watching.
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    thats awsome makes me want to put some of my tradtional stuff up
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    Very nice charcoal. I especially like the attention to detail that the feet show. Nice use of line and shadow there. Seems a little dark to me...I think the light areas could be a little lighter...hell, I know it's cliche, but I think it could use a bit more contrast. I've just started doing charcoal drawings in life drawing and I had a drawing that looked like this at one point and my teacher told me to push the contrast a bit more and it really helped. (woo, take a breath there, sonny...)

    Anyways, I do like the rendering.
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    :cool:

    oh man i just got reminded that i got to learn some anatomy and do some life drawing

    that shit is goood!
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    Really nice.. I especially like the sharpness of the cast shadow at her back and I gottah love the feet..
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    I like this a lot, shading is superb. Only thing that bugs me is that the left arm seems kinda short, though maybe that's just me. Still, very cool.
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    beautiful

    this reminds me of needing to take some life drawing classes. im horribly impaired when it comes to drawing the human form.
    let your friend know hes got it down. im having one of those "wish i'd done that" moments.
    she almost looks like she has soft wings ( or maybe im up too late!!)
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    This is great work. I too will jump on the cheese band wagon and say more contrast. As far as the length of the left arm goes it is fine. The issue with it looking too short is the fact that where it sits on the hip it kinda hides the fact that the elbow is bent which would make the arm look forshortened and appear to be too short. I dunno if that makes any sense but if you stare at the drawing long enough you will see what I mean.

    Over all good job. Makes me realize how much I am gonna miss my life drawing class after this semester is over. I won't have another one for two semesters. :mad:
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    This sucks, you suck, your friend sucks, and both of your moms suck.


    or...what they all said..
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    nice, though.. maybe it's just me... but it seems as though she is getting a little smaller as she goes down --- also her left arm (MAYBE even right but not as sure) seems a little short....

    love the way you drew this though =D

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    the supposed spontinaety (sp?) of the underdrawing really adds alot to an otherwise normally solid life drawing...
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    nicely done

    one thing: the head is HUUUGe
    and the neck may be too long


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    Some of the distortions people have pointed out often occur as a result of standing too close to the model (which can be hard to avoid in a cramped classroom or studio setting). Sometimes you also get distortions when your easel isn't set up right relative to your eyes and arm (if you are working on an easel).

    This is a very nice piece. As far as contrast, I say, "contrast schmontrast!"

    But seriously, a lot of painters say commercial artwork (and, notably, photographs) usually have too much contrast, while a lot of commercial artists think stuff like this needs more contrast. Before the late 1800's the approach to light (3d vs. 2d) in painting was very different from what it became during the 20th century. Most of the people on this site would prefer their work looking like Carvaggio or Rembrandt than Fairfield Porter or Morandi.

    It depends a lot on where the given piece is going to live in the world. I'm not one for preaching or pursuing absolutes.
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