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    Sunday Life Drawings 6/13

    Every Sunday (or just about) I attend a life drawing session. During the week I practice some anatomy, and try and apply what I've learned. This thread I will post weekly some of the life drawings, good and bad, for critique, and as a record of my slow progression. Let me have it, people. Whatever you don't like, whatever you think I could improve with, please let me know.

    My goal with these drawings is to improve my drawing of the figure, my technique of drawing, accuracy, clarity, and aquire skill in value, volume, and perspective.


    The first 5 were 1-2 minute poses, and the last 3 were 5 minutes. The model wasn't feeling well, so I think the poses were a little on the short side of those time frames..

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    Last edited by jetpack42; June 14th, 2004 at 06:48 PM.
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    ahaha i see Trogdor!
    Anyway, from what i see, you got the basic figure sketchin down pat, keep postin

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    thanks for looking.
    here's some selections both good and bad from this week.
    mostly struggle.

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    I, personally, think there's a lot of really good information being captured here. They have a good gestural quality to them and give a good indication of the form and the expression of the model. I really enjoy the second batch.

    It would probably help to know how long these poses are, though.

    "Every generation sees the past though the lens of its own time." - Thom Hartmann
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    all of the second session were from the 1 minute portion. the timing is approximate though, so more, or less.

    thanks for checking 'em out.

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    Sunday Life Drawings 6/13
    I like this one particularly. You've captured how the major forms fit into each other... the arm into the torso, the bent of the elbow, the neck from the torso and into the head, the legs into the hips, and the breasts on the ribcage.


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    thanks hito, that was my fav too.

    no life drawing 2 weeks ago thanks to folklife, the coolest festival on the face of the planet. A bit tardy posting these, but from last week. all but the last were 1 minute or so and the last was 20. I had some major ADD going on during this session...don't know why.

    the good, the bad, and the ugly:

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    any observations, things that look wrong, how I could improve, appreciated. Im trying to work on anatomy (i do studies on the side) and draw more 3 dimensional. solid.

    thanks for looking.

    also any advice on how to scan a hardcover book better, sorry for the crappy scans.

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    Mind you, I've only taken one life drawing class, so these are just a few things I picked up from my sessions and my teachers. Feel free to ignore.

    Anyways, for gestures, it's all about capturing the motion. The details are irrelevant. Try to find one line that describes the general motion of the figure. It's pretty easy in most standing poses...it's the longest line on the form and usually goes all the way to one foot. Throw that down quick, then get the second leg on there. My teacher personally stressed getting both feet established early to help place the figure firmly in space and give it something to rest on.

    Another thing I heard was that YOU ONLY HAVE 5 SECONDS CAPTURE THE MOTION GOGOGOGOGO...if you think like that you'll be concentrating more on the motion and rhythms of the figure than the details. And don't be afraid to exaggerate a little on your gesture drawings. Really emphasize any motion in the figure.

    One of the things that also helped me (and may or may not help anyone else) was to throw quick points on the paper where the shoulders and hip joints are and connect them with lines...stupid stick figure skeleton shit but it helps me to see the attitude/posture of the figure and how it's twisting.

    The form's looking good on that last one. Keep it up!

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    Glad to see Trogdor made it in one of your drawings

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    Originally posted by fukifino
    Anyways, for gestures, it's all about capturing the motion. The details are irrelevant.
    Man! you are right! I forget about that most of the time. I'm trying too hard to draw in the muscles and stuff, I need to just power out some solid forms in space doing something. My quick poses need alot more action, feeling, movement. They look like...mannequins, now that you've pointed that out. I'll work on it this Sunday. Thanks alot for the heads up.

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    I see very little shoulderblade in these. The deltoids and triceps come off that bone so you should try to get it in every time. Good stuff though i like your manic lines.

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    These are really nice, I like alotta the gesture, the first 2 and the one hito quoted especially. Dont stop

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    nice stuff man my two cents:

    when I was learning gesture/movement drawing... i tried to do the least lines of possible. I can see here that you are trying to focus on the details a lot like the nose, eyes, mouth. In my point of view, at least when you are doing body gesture, that isnt important. Loose lines dont really necessary mean gesture. The thing is to know where to place those lines. I can see you have a very good caption of the gesture, but from what I've seen, you can get better. About the time limits, I think you should use less time to do these kind of drawings. 1 minutes seems good, but 5? I dont know.... the less time you take, the better I believe.

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    Thanks again to fukifino, i thought about what he said during the session, and i felt like i was on fire! i started struggling with details again at the start, but i kept it in mind and it felt like magic! i was really happy with my work, and it was all coming alot easier, until the 20 minute pose. i have some ADD when I draw that I am trying to get out of the habit of. just impatient. gotta break that.

    winjer- thanks man, i'll try and keep that in mind.
    RR- thanks, see you in texas, buddy!
    Gringo- thanks. i'm trying to do just that. its difficult to get out of old habits, but i appreciate you taking the time to make observations. thank you.

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    20 minutes of which I drew only about 15, started scribbling and getting frustrated, and then quit. I totally screwed up the face.

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    I self-published a book on the fundamentals of drawing from life.

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