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    is it just me or does that place look extremely clean? I am guessing you just clean the bits you take pics of and the other side is like a whole mountain of art stuff.. err.. maybe not bottle of powerade!!

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    I am amazed....that I missed this sketchbook....Mind if I add it? The studies are simply fantastic, shading is surreal, and your process and methods are to reckoned with....

    MOAR!!

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    Very cool to see more of the studio. You should have put on the cowboy hat for the picture !

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    What an awesome opportunity to work and train with Mr. Whitaker- I am quite envious of those giant windows in his studio!

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    What a coicidence, I was just pouring over a Nicolai Fechin book for the first time yesterday! I was actually quite fond of that particular drawing too.

    I'm curious though. Bill Whitaker lives in Provo right? Are you still doing any life drawing studies like you were earlier, or are you working up to that? I believe they don't have undraped models at BYU, and that the students have to drive over to Springville to get their undraped model life drawing. Or would Bill just do that sort of thing in his studio? I'm just wondering because I've found it hard to get some decent life drawing here in Utah. I live in St. George, and I drive up to SUU in Cedar City weekly to get my undraped life drawing on.

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    Rebeccak--hehe, I think I'm getting the better end of the deal.
    bumskee--well, part of the reason it looks so clean is because the studio is brand new! Construction was finished just a little while ago and finishing touches are being done now.
    Stark--sure, and thank you!
    Idiot Apathy--lol
    reidaj--the windows are wonderful, and one of the most important things to having good working conditions, I think.
    WillSchnevel--hmm, the place I used to work provided life drawing for us once a week and Springville and Provo Art & Frame also have figure drawing. Yeah, Bill's in Provo...not sure what he does as he hasn't had a model over in the new studio yet.

    Ok, here's something just for fun. Me sitting next to the easel. See my nice, comfy chair?
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    "artistically" holding the pencil. hehehehe, your chair looks awsome.. wish mine was like that, mine feels like a wood panel with oval wheels..

    beautiful progress, god you are really going for all the details huh? hahaha sweet! can't wait..

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    I was wondering. What exactly is the purpose of copying the Fechin drawing so
    accurately? Cause it looks like he drew it with a sense of detail, sure, yet quickly
    with bold strokes and lots of fluid lines.

    If you're so tightly rendering it this way, doesn't it defy the purpose in the sense
    that Fechin didn't drew it this way?

    Any feedback on this is much appreciated. I'm interested in hearing your thoughts.

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    drawing, and ugly, and nothing else." JAD Ingres, Ecrits sur l'art
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    Comfy chairs = cool work? Big windows = awesomer work? Sharpened pencils = death machine? Very inspiring thread Emily, needs to go concentrate now.

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    the copy is turning out killer and I certainly don't look at this sketchthread enough for my own good.

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    Very cool work and very inspiring. I love those Bargue studies, and thanks for posting the info on materials and processes used. It looks like a great learning tool.

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    Emily I really love your construction lines and gesture when you draw the figure!! I also really like your master copy. Keep up the good work!!

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    Great picture! Great Progress
    I'm seriously in love with this portrait, giving me lots of ideas to play with. I should go check out some more Fechin.

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    god what a great Chair! i envy you anyway... great work on the Fechin one, your master copys are inspiring keep sharing plz

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    bumskee--hehehe, thanks for looking in!
    Art_Addict--true, I'm sure Fechin drew it in a much more spontaneous way, but by copying it exactly I think I am really getting it into my brain. That way, when I go to do my own work, I can remember what he did and do it spontaneously as well.
    Zord--hehe, yeah all of those things are helpful elements!
    hito--thanks! glad you stopped by.
    Chromosome--you're welcome. It is great, you should try it yourself!
    Darktwin--thank you very much!
    Idiot Apathy--thanks, I'm glad you like it.
    Call0ps--hehe, it is nice. Thank you.

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    oohh, looking very cool emily! its great that you're emulating the paper texture and roughness of the original. awesome!
    keep us updated

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    Looking good!
    Something felt off to me, but it's really not Interesting to see how much the areas you have yet to complete really contribute to the overall shapes and of course feel.

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    You made a good choice emily.

    "absorb what is useful, discard what is useless, and keep what is essentially your own." - Bruce Lee

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    I am kicking myself for not commenting sooner. Talk about a chance of a lifetime! These studies have really been allowing you to slow down and key into such subtleties and grace, especially in the first hand study. The current portrait feels only slightly heavy in the left jaw area, I don't know if you or William are allowing yourself to overlay the original and the master in photoshop to check for accuracy but it might shed some light. The differences are very subtle though, all in all your sensitivity and expression are improving tenfold and I'm slightly intimidated to see where you'll be at once this apprenticeship is up ^_~

    Inspiring and encouraging, I'll be checking here often!

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    Your Fechin copy is really coming along nicely! I think you've also done a good job of capturing the textural effects of the original, and that is not an easy feat with an artist like Fechin.

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    Hey, now THIS is how you study! Nice.

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    Ryan DeMita-- hey, thank you.
    Idiot Apathy--I constantly struggle wondering if things are off. I think I picked up a few things by looking at it this time and made some changes.
    Bojee--why, thank you very much.
    Steph Laberis--thanks so much for your comments and encouragement, Steph. Yep, you are right about that jaw-line--good eye. I hope you keep stopping by.
    reidaj--thank you. Yeah, it's hard capturing that texture, but I don't think it would look like his piece without it.
    John T--yes!! It's excellent training and I highly recommend it!
    bengine--thank you!
    Beelow--thank you very much. I love life drawing.

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    Looking good
    Fechin is making me excited to draw and paint!

    This is what I was talking about earlier;
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    The dark lock of hair I think is a great accent and also sort of points to the eye - it's kind of like a foil bending your eye back into the main event you know?

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    ahh beautiful.too good.I wonder liek artaddict too, did old masters do bargue studies and stuff liek that too. Just wondering. STill great update.

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    Beautiful!

    Thanks for the info about calipers...
    I felt cheating in a way...But if it's okay to use it, I'll continue doing it.
    How many are you planning on doing?

    I'm doing a Zhoa Ming Wu and starting a bargue study...

    Crit me when I post it..pls!

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    That is friggin awesome that you are studying under a master. I found after I posted, Hope that your having fun, that is a luxury that most artist do not have. I wish I had the chance to study under William Whitaker. Good luck with your studies. I am interested to see how well you will develop. I like those copies alot. How well of training is it to do those copy studies for you personally, I remember doing them and it got me to realize some things especially value, and this was back in highschool when I was freshman. The results for me was refreshing, and it ment that I could actually do good work. I wish I would have done more master studies back then. But, I was always more interested in my own creativity, I love lifedrawing as well. I plan on doing some studies here at my crib, because I can't make it to an open session at AILV here in Vegas. I miss my life drawing and it is making me a very sad panda. Poop...

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    see - you were right not to marry me - you aimed for the sky and you're on a spaceship now. Boy, you go so far. So proud each time i see your stuff.
    Hope all goes well - tons of hugs from the other side of the plannet.
    Say HI to Will - hope to see you (both) soon.
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    Idiot Apathy--oh right. Iím waiting on that until I decide whether to put it in or not.
    bhanu--thanks. Yeah, I think they did study from old masters because itís such a good way to learn.
    Bard--I draw things using my eye first, and then I use the calipers to check myself and see how close I am. Iím doing at least one more of these, I think. Let me know when you finish yours, and I will take a look!
    Beelow--thank you! There are two things I think I have learned from doing these. 1) I have learned to be a lot more accurate in my drawing, and 2) I have learned to be a lot more sensitive as I put down my marks.
    Oblio--Awe, you are such a sweetie. I hope to see you again soon, and go ahead and pick up those paints! Thanks for stopping by.

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