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Scary Ink, this thread is for figure drawings done from life, either by looking at a model or in a mirror (for self portraits).
Your drawing looks like it may have been done from a photograph and as something to get back at your ex, rather than a means of study.
If you'd like a place to post it, I would suggest the Sketches forum, or starting your own sketchbook thread in the Sketchbook forum.
Uhh Emily. 1. I wasnt aware that life drawing only means "serious" drawing - no humor allowed. 2. I misunderstood thinking life drawing vs still life. " Drawing from a live model would have given me a clue. Mea culpa. There are however a number of pieces on this thread that were obviously not drawn from a live model. Thank you to both administrators for the warm welcome.
Scary Ink - Lol, I think your piece is valid of being considered a life drawing. But, I think it's the content of your piece that puts them off. If your intention was a study with humor, then they probably misunderstood it for a petty and imature attempt at vengeance cuz of the context in which you submitted it. yknow.. the whole "This is for my soon to be ex... *moons you*" etc. etc...
*Shakes your hand*
A drawing from yesterday and gouaches from today. I'm really not very familiar with gouaches, so any pointers are appreciated. I started to feel more comfortable as I applied the paint more thickly, at first I was worried, due to past experiences, that I couldn't cover older layers and that kept me a bit too much on my toes. The white I have doesn't cover too well anyway, need to get something better. And stiffer brushes. But overall I was surprised that it didn't seem like a complete disaster.
These were about 15-20 minutes a piece, so given my lack of expertise I tried to concentrate on just one thing at the expense of others, namely on getting the values somewhat right. Don't know if I did, but sure didn't nail the anatomy very well.
Stephen: That looks great, very well done. Also, I took a peek at your web site; you have some great concept art in there!
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Some of my recent work at Watts Atelier.
Great, inspiring work, Grinn, MANY thanks!
Looking for comments, crits, tips. My first session with compressed charcoal. Harder to get sharps than with a chalk brick. 2 5's, 10's and 20's. Nobody posts gestures?
Going on with gouaches. Kind of liking it, although I find I can only really muster up the concentration for a couple of OK pieces per session.
First two about 15-20 mins, latter two 30-40 min a piece. Still having a little trouble setting a value range from the get-go and sticking to it, I find I often have to darken my darks a bit. Getting better though.
some portraits from class and a few SP's from homework.
sorry for my crappy vignettes.
very great. i enjoy those highlight studies. great tricks there.
holy smokes, you are good.
these are from my second and third life drawing courses i had.
learned a lot, definatly more to come.
dangerousllama - damn nice! where did you go to school? they look very steve huston inspired..
DangerousLlama, I really like the studies on blue paper.
Main Loop, really strong drawings, you appear to be very consistant.
Grinn, Awesome sustained studies.
I drew somebody wearing clothes the other night, which was really nice for a change! Three 20's and a 60.
Graphite figure studies
Great study Nadiamoon! But those lines of your darkest dark on the pectoral, serratus and running from the abdominals to the rib cage violate the front plane of the torso
Such hulmanen These are great gouach value studies.
Dangerousllama Beautiful gestural lines. Is that Sara in 5th from last image?
grinn Graceful and solid as usual.
Some 5 -10 minute quik-sketch.
Just playin' with colour!!
Hmmm, Loop, the girl with the pole, her arm looks a bit...off.
Mark Malone: Good instincts!
Main-Loop: The pole-girl's arm just needs a line around it. Try feeling the compression between her raised shoulder and her neck.
This is a 5, a 10, 15's and a 20.
there's some fantastic stuff on here guys! Here's an oil study I did it's pretty rough but one of the better ones I've done.
Any recomendations re books on life drawing and painting?
Amazing thread indeed,Thanks Main Loop.
grinn: Nice shadow block-ins. How is Watts Atelier?
Dangerousllama: Tell me that your a graduate or something, anything to make me feel better=(
Main Loop: Very Inspiring works, bro
Nadiamoon: Do you go to AAU by any chance?
AztcFireFlower: your lines are awesome
Just some updates from my first semester progress at AAU, i'm not up to your guy's level yet though......
Final project: Master Copy from Figure Drawing class. Took about 20 hours...
Analysis of Form figure drawing. About 3-4 hours
Figure Drawing 5 hour pose, doesn't look like it though.....
Figure Drawing hour thirty minutes pose
Anatomy Class hour pose
Anatomy Class 3 hour pose, the deer was a plastered cast without the exaggeration, of course
And...some quick studies from figure drawing workshops
Sorry for the bad photos, will update soon, thanks.
great drawings dude !
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