Briggsy's Life Studies
Hope these are of interest, all drawn from life at my main base, the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney. I'll start off with a pencil portrait from yesterday (2 hours inc. breaks) and four 5-10 minute life drawings from The Heap.
Hi to Form, alti, Happy Camper, and rodrigo!, and to any secret Conceptart luminaries who might have wandered through the school.
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Nice! My only gripe is the last one. The foreshortening feels weird on the left leg. I think the foot should be slightly smaller and the overlap of the knee should be more apparent.
I want to see more from you. Particulary portraiture.
nice portrait ..i like the figures a lot..
Ah Master Briggs, some really great stuff as always but I guess that is to be expected. The old dude is great and has a pretty lively quality to it! The brown one, which is ink I think, is probably the more successful of the remaining drawings. The others for mine are obviously pretty tight structurally but come across a little stiff - which might be the intention being 'studies' from a life model.
I would love to see you with break out with a more lively line and 'loosen up' a little from the tightness which is the Ashton's way. Even some of your quicker 5-10 minute gestures I think are more appealing cause they have a sense of energy about them. I think once you get to this point with the images here (not the dudes head or the brown one), you've lost that energy and it stiffens up.
Maybe try some more with ink. Seems that even some of Leonardo's quick sketches in ink were initially roughed in with silverpoint just to provide a little frame work, so maybe you could use pencil for a rough structure. After this, then quickly come back over with ink.
Just a thought and don't mean to be overtly critical. I'm sure we can argue later on
P.S - do I count as a 'luminary'?
Solid forms...good proportion....awesome job I say.....keep up the good work
Thanks patzdon, the allejo05, Matt and, ahem, THUNDERCOCK, for your kind words. Another portrait and some more stiff life drawings in "the Ashton's way".
Now this set is great! It's like another level up the previous batch! I love the portrait! its perfect!
Where do ya study ?
HEEEEY MR BRIGGS!
How are you sir
Ive been meaning to come back to Julians for a while now, Im just saving up money to pay for a class.. until then ill definately try to make sketch club at least (are you still in on a monday i think it was?)
I definately have a lot to learn from you, looking at the drawings i did the last time iwas with you makes me shudder
Looking forward to starting class again and pleased youve made an appearance here on conceptart
Briggsy my name is mark feiler.
First let me say I absolutely love these. I visited Ashtons very briefly a couple of months ago and would definitely love to take some classes. Its difficult being poor and in Brisbane though, but it is on the agenda, hopefully soon.
I have never had any lessons but recently started taking some untutored life classes at the BIA. If you have any time please check out my sketchbook thread and crit or offer advice as I have posted some of my meagre efforts.
If not, I will be keeping an eye on your stuff anyway as it really is in the direction I would like to take my work.
By the way does Brisbane have any place that compares to Ashtons? BIA?
By the way did I say These are gorgeous.
BRIGGSY! nice work man,
you rock my world
great studies briggsy,
I love the sketch of the old man, your the king,
I'l come back to classes.
yep well done indeed keep them coming..
Thanks patzdon! Perfect, eh? Only one way to go from there. I draw, paint and teach at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney. I've just written a few words about the school on another thread, if you're interested.
Thanks too to the Sydney crew. Please pop over to the thread I just mentioned if you have anything to add about Ashtons. rodrigo!, looks like you and I will be forming a mutual admiration society at Ashtons next year.
draw, thanks for the invite to look at your stuff - I left some comments there a few days ago. Any chance you can make it down for my Spring Holiday workshops (Colour, Light and Vision - 26-30 Sept; Fundamentals of Life Drawing - 3-7 Oct)? (Someone please jump on me if this is considered spamming!).
the allejo05: Thank you and well, if you insist... An unfinished portrait painting this time, same pose as the first drawing. He's coming back for one more sitting, so I should be able to put into practice any advice offered. The tone of the white hair obviously needs to be dropped down a bit.
I was waiting for my weekly fit of Briggsy
Love the way this one is coming along and a couple of 'minor' points. The eye screen right seems marginally too high and the dude looks slightly the opposite of cross eyed (wondering eye is it called?!). Maybe it is because the extensive beard is doing something to my eye (or the receding hairline), but the head feels a little too tall.
Love the colours (as always). Look forward to seeing the final image.
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