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    roger's life studies (01.Jul)

    It's been almost two months since I started going to life drawing sessions. Lately I've been feeling that I'm not progressing at all, that I'm in a confort zone and I don't move from there. One of the problems it's that I'm completely on my own since I've never had any academic instruction and the sessions are not tutored, so I'd be very thankful if you could point what do you think I'm doing wrong or any suggestion to my work.

    The poses are from 3 to 8 minutes long, and these are all from the last three sessions in chronological order:

    roger's life studies (01.Jul)

    roger's life studies (01.Jul)

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    I'm putting the last ones in a bigger size:

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    8 minutes (the old woman posed for 5 minutes while we waited for the model)

    roger's life studies (01.Jul)
    8 min.

    roger's life studies (01.Jul)
    3 min.

    roger's life studies (01.Jul)
    3 min.

    roger's life studies (01.Jul)
    5 min.
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    sorry that I cant give you any constructive comments, but all I can say is that I like them very much
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    man, it looks like you're doing just fine. only thing I can even think to suggest is sometimes try to mix it up and not get too dependent on line, lose some edges and use value to define the forms. but like I said, especially for just 2 months of life drawing, you're doing great.

    If you haven't before I'd recommend checking out pandawhipped's Wacky World of Watts Atelier thread.

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    Barti89, thanks, much appreciated.

    Groover, yes, I'm very dependent on line, thanks for the crit. Even though I may be doing ok, I'm insecure since I don't have much input on what I'm doing, I may be doing something very wrong and not realize it.

    I'll check pandawhipped's thread later when I have more time, I'm behind a modem here ...

    Today I started a new sketchbook that has a paper that I like a lot more than my last one, tried using more values here and there. Let me know what you think.

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    Great! I see the change already. You could even push the idea even further. Here's an example from panda's thread (hope he doesn't mind) of just losing a lot of edges and seeing the big shapes

    http://www.pandawhipped.com/~ryana/c...uary/jan07.jpg

    But yeah man, you are rocking these!

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    Thanks again Groover! I'll have to try this technique, looks very nice.


    I've decided to separate the life drawing stuff from my sketchbook so I'll keep updating this thread from now on.


    This week so far:

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    monday

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    i can´t give you any critique, i think they all look fine.
    My only advice would be to try longer poses if you can. If not, try still lifes or casts.
    I would love to attend some life drawing classes but for now i´ve to stick to casts and they do the work well.
    Keep working!
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    Hi Roger, good drawings, i can see the progress.

    I know what you are talking about not progressing. It's the same for me. The last ones show how you try to change and that's good. I agree with some comments about the line. I would try to break it a bit, let the pencil flow.

    Take a look at some Justin Sweet sketch thread in best of CA, maybe it can help

    You are progressing very fast. Keep it up.

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    I might have some demo materal that will interest you

    Your studies look good--you should try composing figures into groups.
    Have are some sketchbook drawings I have been doing from memory.
    I also do this in life sessions, but they are to big to scan.

    http://tsofa.com/?faculty.gallery.tre

    Sorry, don't know how to attach stuff to these forums!

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    Thanks Jaku, I have to start doing longer poses indeed, I won't delay it later than next week for sure.

    p4b1o, thanks man, I'm trying to change a little bit the method I use for life drawing, looking at what people is doing here at CA.org certainly gives a lot of ideas. Have to catch you and Jaku sometime on messenger.

    mentler, thanks, I can't really compose this ones into groups because they're a collage from various scans to reduce download time. I've gone to your link and they look great! you can put images using the IMG tag, just press the picture icon in the toolbar and paste the url of the image in the dialog. Btw, how do you do that in life drawing? my models change a lot the poses so I don't know how I could really connect them, they may be doing an standing pose and the next one they're sitting.

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