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    MindCandyMan: Thanks. I'm starting to like gouache, too. It's tricky, but having opacity as another variable adds something.

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    this one started out as a double portrait but then one of the models left. here it is, both ways:

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    Little John these are very inspiring...keep up the good work man. These are great.

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    New model today; taking some getting used to. I think the placement of her right eye is a bit wonky.

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    Thanks, MindCandyMan

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    Wow!! I'm glad your trying out new stuff and thanks for the advice it really helped a lot !
    I also started to paint. Only I'm using oil bars. There exactly what they sound like, so i first sketch out my drawing with vine charcoal and conte and then i come back with the oil bar and use it like paint. I make a swatch of color off to the side and take paint from there. I can't get to much detail, but thats the point right now. Today I had a really good painting. One of my best actually I'd post it but my digital cam takes crappy pics. I'll post it later with my friends digital cam.

    Oh yeah, I wanted to tell u how much I like the 10 and 20 min. paintings of the guy with the white shirt and stripes. Looks NICE! ! !

    -http://iwasink.com/-
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    "Get reference.
    There is nothing wrong with using a photo to help you see things.
    No one complains about life drawing,
    so take a photo.
    its easy, and will improve your piece greatly."
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    iwasink: Thanks! You should post more drawings to your thread.

    It's so hard to place the eyes. Ack.

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    Here are a few from tonight's life drawing session. Figure drawing is so different from portraiture; but it's a fuzzy line.

    These were drawn on copy paper with a 6B pencil. 5 min. each:

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    10 min. watercolor/gouache:

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    a few from today's class:

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    wow, just discovered this thread. littlejohn, I love your life-drawings. Esspecially the series of really quick drawings and a little more detailed one at the end are great.

    Very inspiring.

    *crabs mirror*

    o/
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    I learned a thing or two in life drawing tonight.

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    taff: Thanks for the comment. I know I haven't been in the self-portrait thread recently; I'm slacking.

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    Wow!! Great job on those watercoolor pieces. I'm going to try a few next week. Since i'm off school now. Can u suggest any tips?

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    No one complains about life drawing,
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    its easy, and will improve your piece greatly."
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    iwasink: I'm by no means an expert. But here's what I was doing this time (10 minute poses):

    1. Spend a couple of minutes drawing some shapes to suggest the form in pencil on crummy watercolor paper. You can do it without a sketch. I find it difficult.
    2. Lay in a cool color (I used cobalt blue) wherever there is shade.
    3. Work the background to define the form (I like Payne's grey) while the blue dries a bit.
    4. Put in some warm skin tone. Dilute Cadmium Scarlet is a great short-cut (read "crutch") caucasian skin tone. Leave some whites and blend into the blue to make purples.
    5. Do some painiting. I was trying to find some contrasts in the background (like a chalk board). I also tried to bring in some cooler reds (alizarin crimson, I think) and tried to get some darks (Payne's grey mixed with Van Dyke brown).

    I just used one brush: a synthetic 12 round.

    You probably didn't want that much info. But maybe you'll find something worthwhile in there. Please share your technique, too: I'll look for your paintings in the forum.

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    Your drawings are very much inspiring my own effort to become better in lifedrawing. All info you can give is very mcuh appreciated- Keep on the good work.

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