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    sorry velo, couldn`t resist having a little doodle on your last sketch.....


    hope you don`t mind.....
    really liked your site though......nice work

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    this excercises just made me dispise and hate myself, grrr that I hate to face that I dont know how to draw anatomy well, its always just like happy accident please help me and draw on top anything just anything at all so I can come out of this depression grrrr !!!




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    Nudes

    I'm still a rookie at this...


    I like this one even if it's full of mistakes.


    Oups! Head too big. Left leg seems off too


    I love the pose but I know it lacks anatomy.


    Nice ass


    Like Joachim, I'm more guided by intuition than technical stuff. Maybe I should do the skeleton and muscle thing. I think women are more easy to draw because their "fat". I mean, there's not much muscle going on there.


    Upcoming Nude


    More serious ones to come...


    Any comment would be appreciated

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    Hey dont forget that there is someone named Tedsuo on this board...which is not me....Im Tetsuo

    Anyways, fantastic stuff here. I must go home this eve even just to get one sketch in. Been focusing lately on shape and form even to the point of only focusing on negative space around the figure.

    Great stuff though!

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    I have loved this thread since it started so here goes again. This time I was inspired by Chris' more simple poses. I attempted to get the gesture down along with a semi-three dimensionality as well (does that even make sense?)

    I used markers that I havent used in about hmmm.....many moons. Picked 3-4 values and worked from there building structure from forms instead of just lines.



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    tetsuo: good idea actually, and you`ve made a decent fist of them to be sure.....makes you work on the planes instead of just line....maybe i`ll have a go at one later.....

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    Scrap!









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    WOW! You all are really going far with this! Great stuff! I've been away from a bit because I've been swamped with different projects, but I'll post my 2 cents soon. I can't wait to disscuss some of this.

    Hub- That caveman sketch is great!

    Krispee- I like that female figure sketch in red you did. Nice draw over of Velo's piece too.

    Velo- I like those figures, especially the violet one. Nice pose. I like the feel of the legs and feet, back.

    Egets- Those are some good starts.

    Pesmerga- Those are good starts as well.

    Tetsuo- Ah, I see your trying a different technique.

    Vague- Glad you like the thread. I hope you can post something soon.

    I'll be back as soon as I free up some time.

    -C

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    This is a terrific thread and some great observations! I was inspired to participate.



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    Hey Chris, sorry I haven't replied anymore to the convexity/concavity thread. I still have more to say, but I realized I was spending more time online than I was drawing so I tried to switch it up. Anyway, I'll get back to it soon I hope.

    Ok... here's a batch of my latest stuff... I've been practicing back views for some reason. Most of it isn't finished, but maybe somebody can improve on my general approach. Or maybe someone can point out something that I do well, or that I'm improving upon.

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    wow Bonedog, you drew them from your mind without reference ??? I cant draw like that even from reference almost !!!!!! Emasing how many years of practise do you have already ?

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    Great thread
    I improved from basically stick man figures with Loomis and other refs on the space of a few weeks and then let it sleep the past 2 years.. I'm finally starting a life drawing class tomorrow.

    Those are quick drawn in Painter. I tend to exagerate the features so they look a bit graphic novel style, and I'm afflicted by a very nasty 'short legs' syndrome



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    Last edited by Egets; October 12th, 2004 at 06:13 PM.
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    fab: as a rule of thumb from the top of the head to the crotch and from the crotch to the bottom of the feet is usually equal.....all other things being equal that is lol
    sorry, just a little joke there.....
    that will cure your short leg syndrome(SLS)....very nasty that.....i had a touch of that some time back, really brings you down....


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    I'd like to go ahead and say that this thread is a wonderful idea. I have spoken in the past on this board about enhancing the mental side of drawing, so it's really nice to see it getting more attention.

    I've prepared a (reference-less) figure drawing for y'all to look over.


    Without notes.


    The areas I've emphasized in red are the areas I'm not comfortable with that I don't feel are coming naturally for me. The areas in green came fairly natural to me, and I don't sense anything really needs to be done to them -- though I'm not opposed to opinions otherwise.

    I'm looking forward to being an active participant.

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    Here's a little excercise I did for the SoFA Forums where the suggestion was to do a lot of little quick thumbnails from memory. This was useful in seeing where some poses had sort of painted me into a corner.



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    Hey I like this thread a lot. I would love to post some of my life-drawings for critique, but the problem is that this thread is for life-drawing from the mind only am I correct? Well either way, it's helpful for me to see the mistakes people make and try to learn off of them. Keep it up all of you!

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    I apologize ouright. I have absolutely no life or figure drawing experience whatsoever, but it looked like fun, so... I hope to use basic figure drawing techniques in my rather exaggerated way of working, everything I have learned of figure drawing has been from you guys, you're all truly amazing artists, thanks for the help.



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    I have been practising some basics about the bones and other things beneath the surface of the skin, lol, Im not very verbal person well anyhow this place was very helpful, thanks for Michael Mentler for inviting me to The Society of Figurative Arts

    I'm posting the studies as well, they maybe useful to somebody









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    This thread is depressing, educational, and inspirational all at the same time!

    Thanks for starting it up, Chris.

    On a side note, Mentler, you have one of the most coolest/exotic drawing styles I've seen in a long time.

    Nice stuff everyone! Time for trial-and-error

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    I'm practicing a lot these days. I'll show some new stuff soon. I really think I have improved a lot thanks to you guys and your tutorials Especially that "convexe vs concave" deal and some studies of the pelvis and rib cage.

    When I draw out of my imagination, I follow my intuition blindly. When I try to draw more seriously, I tend to concentrate to much on anatomy (bones & muscles) so I often forget about the fat.

    By the way, are there any serious knee studies? I'm really having some problems with that. I just don't understand how it works and how it influences the legs when contracting. It's very confusing (like the ear) because I noticed that it's not always the same shape: some people have smaller knees and the midgets have no knee at all! I have the same problem with the forearm.

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    Pesmerga, perhaps these can help you along (studies I did from Gottfried Bammes book about 1.5 years ago):









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    Thank you very much jester! I'm sure these will help me a lot

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    First time I actually try to do the bone structure:







    practice:





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    Egets, thanks so much for this link, I tried that cranial index system and it's so much better than the 7.5/ 8 heads, at least for me. Part of why it's great is because the sphere that is used as the base unit will always be a sphere, no matter what angle or perspective it is in, contrary to boxes that you would put in perspective to represent the big masses like head/torso/pelvis. Since I use this system I seem to suffer less of the short leg syndrome.

    I'm still struggling with drawing waists. In particular the connection between the pelvis and the legs, I think that';s where lies some of the short leg syndrome. After all where does the leg start? Since using the cranial index, I've decided the legs start at about the pubis (which is at about 5.5 cranial spheres down in simple front view), and count from there on 3 spheres down, and another 3 for the lower leg that includes the feet.

    The waist hasn't 'clicked' in my mind yet though, always give me trouble.

    Any of you draw from Bridgman's Guide to drawing from life ? Any thoughts?

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    only one page actually going to do more right now after posting this, faB I was so happy to find that measurement idea, of course it only works went the body is totally straight but still its a good start for me to think how the body in general should be to look normal and proffessional (=average)

    forgot the link



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    Can't see my pics. Image Shack:







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    Very inspiring thread
    I will post my studies here more often

    This were done for a client that i have now a days
    he rejected this ilustration and told me that the persons
    looked stiff and lifeless (and i had to agree with him) lately
    I have realized that when I draw from imagiation if i over analize
    things i tend to make the caracters very stiff or motion less.

    I have a lot of problems to draw caracters sitted or with the legs
    crounched and i still need to learn how to make the back muscles
    and the neck muscles too, (I know this are full of mistakes )
    I would be very gratefull if someone could over paint this ones with
    some ideas to fix whats wrong.

    The pixelation is due the fact this are caracters that are placed in a
    big landscape, I cutted them and re sized them so that
    it could be more practical in terms of analizing what went wrong.

    any help would be very apreciated, I will try to help too
    if I think some of the things I know can be applied to someone
    elses work

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    My server is down (that is why the images on
    the post avobe are missing) I am switching to
    photobucket for now, sorry for this
    well this is my contribution to
    the learning process here, this excersice is
    really challenging and fun, and I learned alot
    by doing it thanks .

    Pesmerga: I atemped to fix the gravity center
    of your model.

    JaCkinbOx: I tried to fix the arm and the hand
    I referenced with my own hads to make it.

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