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    Spartan Camp #303 - 50 gestures + optional "Reilly Method" Study

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    In addition to this, participants can choose to do an Optional "Reilly Method" Study, in any medium.


    Background
    Some of you may recognize this optional study, as we've done it before (long ago!). I remember it as a popular and very useful exercise.
    The "Reilly method" refers to a figure drawing approach derived from the art teachings of Frank Reilly. It covers construction as well as 'shaping' the form with a strong light/dark separation. You can find these studies fairly often because this is an excellent foundation technique.
    It is not a complicated method, be sure to take a look at the links below(especially the pdf)!

    The exercise
    Do a study using the "Reilly Method". A figure study would be appropriate but the approach can also be used for other things (portraits, objects, etc).

    Reference
    There are many excellent guides and reference images to be found with a quick google search, I'd advice to start with these:
    Link(PDF) - Guide by Ron Lemen
    Link - Discussion on the topic, here on CA. Be sure to check the links provided by Elwell.


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    Interesting I've never tried the Reilly method. Will try to do the optional study later

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    Did this portrait and got some critique about the lips

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    which led to this (Janaschi + Bouguereau studies)

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    Nice studies! I think you can clearly see in some of the original pictures of the mouths how the artists use both sharp edges and soft edges. Especially that Bouguereau is really soft on the shadow side.
    Posting my studies tomorrow!


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    The PDF article was a nice read, I especially liked the last bit about how he says train enough so that the system becomes background noise.

    I feel like that's the most important aspect of drawing solidly from imagination. It's hard for me to concentrate on the image and design if I still have to focus on constructing out the figure or if I have construct perspective grids.

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    Hey guys, I think I tried the option on some of the figures, quite interesting to construct it out of 'triangles'.

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