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August 17th, 2012 #1
Reilly / Watts Quick Sketch method
There are so many so many videos and books on vilppu style gesture .. from so many different teachers but as far as I can see there is litteraly nothing on Watts style quick sketch like this
Or on AztcFireflower's Sketchbook
There seem to be many practitioners on this site. All I really know are Chris Legaspi's videos which are great and everything but I need more.
Are there any videos or books out there with this style quick sketch using Conte on Newsprint. Iv have been wanting to learn it for ages.
I should add I have seen EM Gists PDFs on this as well which are excellent but I would love some vids or a book.
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Check out Glen Orbik vids and Nathan Fowkes too Jeff Watts used to have a booklet on his method that he gave out to students. You could call Watts atelier and see if they would sell you one. I got mine from him at a workshop he taught at EA . The Faragasso book Mastering Drawing from Life Memory and Imagination is the best book on the Reilly Method, there was some rumblings about reprinting it and his other book A Student Guide to Painting a few years ago but as far as I know it hasn't happened yet.
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August 17th, 2012 #7
I also adore Nathan Fowkes.
Is the Faragasso book worth getting? Does it cover figure quick sketch in depth? It really is the only thing that I am currently interested in. There is loads of stuff already out their for the Reilly head abstractions, Ron Lemen's Gnomon DVD is superb for this.
August 17th, 2012 #8
Faragasso's drawing book covers lots of things in depth, maybe too much depth in some cases, but what came to be known as "quick sketch" in the California, Fixler branch of the Reilly legacy isn't really one of them. He does cover the six-line figure abstraction, the importance of the action (Reilly's preferred term for gesture), forms/planes/shadows, and growth patterns, but you have to put all the pieces together yourself. The best demonstration of how to build a figure on the six lines is probably an article Ron Lemen did for ImagineFX a while back.
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January 9th, 2013 #10
Chris Legaspi has been doing a weekly webinar and he has recently covered the Reilly/Quick Sketch method over a series of videos. I've attended the last few of these and have learned so much.
Check out the head drawing videos there; it's covered really well.
this is an exciting, interactive and ballin sketchbook sig
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January 10th, 2013 #11
You can check out this youtube playlist:
closest I've found to video demonstrations on the method online.
The only problem with the videos are that they do not cater to the beginning student as the instructor is quite advanced. He starts from the specific to the whole. In my time at Watts we would use the reilly abstrations for the figure first, always moving from head to neck to shoulders, crotch then ground. Jeff would repeat this phrase often that it is still stuck in my mind. Then we would build the simple forms of structure over the the abstraction framework. After this we would map the shadows in. Filling in the shadows would only be done if you were quick enough to do all this within the time limit of the pose. Otherwise it was left as is or the shadows could be blocked in later during the break, as all the information needed on drawing was already there.
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January 10th, 2013 #12
Nice!! thanks for both the links! I had no idea Chris was doing a livestream!