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    Atelier Figure drawing

    It's been a few months since I've posted here. I've been busy with a few things. I ended up moving to San Francisco back in August. Since then, I've been attending the evening figure drawing classes at atelier. I just finished my third month with them and I wanted to share what I have so far. This program has provided me with a much needed kick in the ass. Crits are welcome.

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    third month
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    These look great to me. Especially the faces on the last 2. How long per pose on these? Are they instructed classes?

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    Looking good to me . Not much I can critique on really, just do more.

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    Thanks.

    Each pose is 24 hours broken up into eight sessions per month. The classes are instructed.
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    Looking good matey!

    I agree with everyone else no crits just to more and if you feel happy start colouring them up as well.

    all the very best to you mate
    A great kind hearted lumbering bullock



    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=209918 = my Sketchbook

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    Beautiful, clean and honest: you're a very refined academist, if I was anyone to tell you. Just a sugestion for sources: I don't know if you're familiar with the work of Saturnino Herran; you may find his work inspiring, as he (althought under the influence of modernism/secession/symbolism ways) serves freely from his master academical skills to render highly poetic renditions of the human situation.

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/saturni...th/5971831383/

    Have a very good day.
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    Thanks man. Yeah, Herran's work is amazing.

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    Beautiful!

    How do you render those smoothly shaded areas? Is it good to let your pencil get dull and use the side? I find it difficult.

    James

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    Thanks. Actually, I keep my pencil pretty sharp. I go back and forth between a 2mm led holder and a 0.03mm mechanical pencil. Value control and being able to render subtle turns is emphasized heavily in atelier drawing. That means spending a lot of time filling in cracks and keeping an eraser handy to knock back stray marks and places where my hand was too heavy.
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    Month 4. This drawing was three sessions shy of the others due to the holiday.

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    How do you keep your lead sharp?

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    I either use a .03 mechanical pencil, which does not need to be sharpened, or I keep a lead pointer handy when using the 2mm lead holder.

    Atelier Figure drawing

    I don't use traditional wooden pecils much but when I do, I use sharpener and exacto knife to keep a thin, long section of lead exposed and needle-sharp. I'm usually too lazy to do this though.
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    wow never heard of poses being broken up over a course of time! now i understand how you developed each drawing so well!
    they are all very impressive!
    this is my art history blog: "teenager traversing art history"
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    ps i know it has a horrible name...any suggestions are welcome!!!

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    Some very cool works here , Ive just done my first three months too at my atelier art school , much the same approach to constructing and breaking down the figure as we go along ... I/we work from a pose thats about a 40+hour pose broken up over the span of 5 weeks ...at a time ... its methodical drawing that reads as realism should ... I love it !!!

    hope to post some on my stuff soon ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClassicalGIRL View Post
    Some very cool works here , Ive just done my first three months too at my atelier art school , much the same approach to constructing and breaking down the figure as we go along ... I/we work from a pose thats about a 40+hour pose broken up over the span of 5 weeks ...at a time ... its methodical drawing that reads as realism should ... I love it !!!

    hope to post some on my stuff soon ...
    Thanks. I've learned very much and I'm surrounded by people who work really hard. They also remind me how much more can be learned about realism and the level of refinement that's possible.

    Good luck with your program. Be sure to post some work!

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