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    Mimers figure drawing thread (updated dec 29th)

    Started attending a class where I basically get access to a nude model once a week for 2.5 hours, with some light help/crits from an attending artist. This is the first time ive done this (drawn from a live model) and I am not a professional, have had no formal art training beforehand, just basically learned what I can on my own since I enjoy it as a hobby and want to get better at it.

    Any and all crits and tips on how to approach drawing with a model to get the most out of my class is greatly appreciated
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    part deux

    second batch of pictures. also, I love the batch uploader...

    All helpful tips on how to get the most out of live model classes, and what to do inbetween sesions to get better at the things im struggling with is much appreciated.
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    another batch

    lesson 6 out of 12. All feedback appreciated, going to start going through loomis again this week, i really need to get better fundamentals so i know what I'm looking at.
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    clothed and unclothed

    So apparently I'm absolutely pants at drawing long flowing multilayered garbs... who knew Tried holding pen a bit differently while sketching after feedback in the crit centre, not sure if there's any actual improvement yet using that method or if this is a case of taking a step backwards before going forward again. Ok, clothed and unclothed, mostly 10 minute poses.
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    second set of clothed unclothed, coal. between 2-10 minute poses, last image is of a statue in the roomwere drawing in
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    third and last session with clothed-unclothed model, female wearing a ballerina tutu. (no, not the traditional ballerina body)

    Charcoal and graphite pencil, think i got some progress with the coal since i started, but still make a mess instead of confident lines.

    All comments and crits are helpful, 3 sessions to go with this model-drawing course.
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    Hey,
    Lookin good so far, at least it's better than my attempts at life drawing (;
    Maybe one little crit, on some of the gestures you used a lot of little lines, which made them a bit chaotic or even hard to read (not on all of them)
    Cleaning up your lines would be my tip (:
    Think about every line you put on paper, every line has to be "just right"
    See ya (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlwiththehat View Post
    Hey,
    Lookin good so far, at least it's better than my attempts at life drawing (;
    Maybe one little crit, on some of the gestures you used a lot of little lines, which made them a bit chaotic or even hard to read (not on all of them)
    Cleaning up your lines would be my tip (:
    Think about every line you put on paper, every line has to be "just right"
    See ya (:
    Thankyou for your feedback Ya, I struggle with making confident lines and end up scribbling it seems. Good advice to think about the lines more, I'll try to rush less and put down fewer lines with more forethought next session.

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    two models this time. this first sesion I confess i mainly focused on one of them in most of the sketches. between 5 and 10 mins most of them. All feedback much appreciated.
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    second session with two models. graphite and coal. (note to self, do foot studies)

    All crits and tips very appreciated, got one more session to go with this class before I venture forth and find another one, because this is fun
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    last batch of live model drawing, 2 models.
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    digital, from photo, around 15 mins
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    Keep those life drawings coming, I am already seeing improvement . Try doing shorter gestures(not sure if you are doing em) and I was wondering if you have read through The Vilppu Drawing Manual? I found it to be extremely useful when it came to construction in a human figure as well as in gesture drawing.
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    Good work! You have good sense of proportion and your line is getting better. What about some long study to do some shading? I think you are ready for this.

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