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    Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"

    Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"

    The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 19th of August.

    - The gestures can be of anything, human, animal, cavorting capybaras.... You can draw full figures, but you can also go for heads, arms, eyes, or anything specific. All media can be used, both digital or traditional. Coloured or black/white. Quick scribbles or long studies. Imagination or referenced. Clothed or nude. Specifics are up to you!

    - In addition to this, participants can choose to do an Optional "Master Study", in any medium.
    Additional notes on this weeks’ Optional Study:


    The background:
    Surely, everyone artists he or she looks up to. We all have our favourites, whether or not this is a personal preference or someone who is commonly regarded as a master. This week, you're free to get inspired by an artist you admire and/or you think you could learn from, and produce a master study.

    The exercise:
    Produce a master study. This means you take an existing artwork and reproduce (parts of) it for educational purposes. There's a fine line between copying and studying here. Your goal is to learn something from the original artwork, be it the style, handling of the medium, composition, linework, or anything else. Learn from the masters by drawing after them.
    Old masters, new masters, or artists you personally consider masters of their trade- no restrictions!

    Reference:
    This is completely up to your own preference.
    Here are however some examples of master studies: Tumblr.


    As always- reference advised, not obligatory. Colour, medium, time frame, any specifics are up to you! Good luck and have fun! And feel free to ask questions!


    50 poses is a challenge, but don't hurry or stress yourself reaching it! Focus on drawing, as practising is the main goal of this exercise.

    Criticizing each other is highly encouraged!! Share constructive criticism, reference images and resources!! Let's help each other get better!

    Come on soldiers! Flex those muscles!!

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    Posting in a hurry: Simple optional topic this week!

    I've been slightly negligent lately due to graduating- I expect I'll be able to join in again next week. Haven't had much time to look trough the last few rounds but I've been seeing some really really really good improvement, as well as loads of new people.

    I think this activity is thriving, so I'll be working on a reference database and a new activity brief as well.
    Just.. soon....!


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    I will so be joining this camp. I have been thinking of doing a master study but I have felt a little intimidated in doing so. This give the perfect opportunity!

    [EDIT:] Here are my first 12 head studies from tonight. I have not found a master to study yet but I will soon!

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    Hi folks,

    I finally managed to read the assignment early enough to participate!
    Here's what I did so far:

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    The master study is going to be an exciting challenge...
    Maybe I will comment some of your works when I'm done, even if I don't feel like I'm in the position to express valuable critics here

    @ Pete Hidalgo:
    Look out for Andrew Loomis' "Drawing the head and hands". It will help you a lot!

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    Some more...

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    @Pete, Welcome to the fun!
    @Lemmi, Like the animals, particularly #1 (or is that a 7? I cannot tell) careful with proportions.
    @Adrian, love those hawk heads. Feel emotive.

    As for me I will not be participating this week. Between starting the week off sick, dealing with finals now, and leaving town in a day...It's not really been the most productive time for me . See you all next week!

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    @Tim: I'm glad you like it... these are some of my first animal studies, so I'm not very satisfied and far-off from understanding, but I'm going to tackle that.
    Numbers might get misunderstood. I think 1 is written more like "l" in America.
    @Adrian: Nice birds, keep it up! Am I looking at Kate Moss on your portrait?

    So, here's the rest of my gestures and a loose sketch referring to my master study (Rubens)...

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    Pete Hidalgo- Nice start! I think the shape of the head could be studied some more, but you have some good stuff. Can't wait to see your master study!

    Lemmiwinks- You've got some nice stuff here! Your gestures especially, but I think your face could use some extra attention, especially when it comes to paying attention to the layout of the head.

    Adrian Nagorski- I love your birds, they're very good! And your face is nice, too, however I tend to notice many of your female face look the same. Maybe practice drawing different facial features?

    I did some gestures a couple days ago (I really need to practice doing clean lines with my tablet) and gave some extra attention to chests and arms using Bridgman's books.

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    I'll do a master study later today.

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    Here's my master copy with kinks all over the place.
    2 hours, photoshop. I focused more than anything on shapes and values, I got a long way to go.

    Original by: René Magritte (Belgian, 1898–1967)

    Edit:

    Attaching on 32 gestures, will do the rest tomorrow. First 16 are 1min, last 16 are 2mins, fully focused on using the least amount of lines.
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    Zombie_chinchilla:

    good point! will try next time.
    dont be afraid to do long continous strokes instead of jabby short ones??

    Lemmiwinks:

    not sure who she is, its a random page from a hair magazine i bought awhile back,
    nice drawings i would suggest taking more time mapping out/form before you go hard line??

    Pete Hidalgo:

    intresting heads, i noticed you used the cross shape as a guide, also there are may other ways
    to measure and plot the head, see if you could find a method that breaks the facial planes down more,
    i mean out faces are curves and dents and holes LOL

    Serix:

    nice study! its a bit creepee, also dont be afraid to use the shape tool to just pop in
    a circle for the iris.




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    AdrianNagorski really nice gestures from that last post! Nice tune too lol.

    Here's my 50 for the week. Ranging from 30secs to 20mins.
    Time to find some masters to study.

    EDIT: Did my first master study. Used Jenny Saville's 'Reverse' painting. I love her painting style, I'd love to be able to paint like her.
    Spent 36mins on it. Very difficult lol.

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    Some great work here this week!

    Animare: Great master study. Looks like you saturated the colors a bit too much but the composition is looking good.

    I've been doing a few gestures this week, but never had time to really get into it never mind posting it.

    Anyways here is what I managed over the last couple of days.

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    wanted to try this for some time now, to bad i hardly have time this week

    Carl Haag's ; Ship Wreck in the Desert
    Speedy Master Study:

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    Made these through the whole week, just finished the Caravaggio study.

    Some of these gestures were made from imagination while i was on the bus, i need to give a deep read to loomis and bridgman haha.

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    Nice entries everyone!
    Here are my 50 gestures

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    Here are a few more of the gestures I did through the week. As for the master study, I failed that ha ha.

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    Started on this master study, but I'm out of time unfortunately. I'll post this as a WIP at least

    It's from Caravaggio, original found here: http://0.tqn.com/d/arthistory/1/0/8/...irinale_06.jpg

    Edit: @wla91 just noticed that you studied the same image. Nice one

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    Here's a little bit of everything I've done (did more, but felt it was too much)
    A lot of loomis stuff and a lot of trying to find better ways to synthesize poses.
    This is the first spartan camp I've finished with the optional study

    @Jarkuzy: Tremendous poses, I love how you're using so few lines for a great contour.

    @Obs: Great block in, although I feel that you started blending before you could knock the composition out of the park

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    Thanks Serix: Yes you are probably right. I was going about it in a not so systematic manner

    Did some more work on the master study, but it's taking longer than I would have thought. I'm going to call it a day however.

    Also did a few gestures trying out some rough photoshop brushes. It got out of control in most places, but also made some interesting accidents.

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    Obstfelder thanks for the crit, you're right I struggled mostly with the colours in that piece. I saturate colours too much, need to learn to get over that.
    I really love your study though, the faces are perfect.

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    I got started on this too late; sixteen instead of fifty. I'll try to get all fifty next week. (Besides, I do need the practice.)

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    i need to give a deep read to loomis and bridgmanSpartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "<a href=Master Study"" title="Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"" />Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"

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    Look at that! This bot has got the idea!

    Obstfelder and ElizaWy; It was a bit late, but a new thread is up now!


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