Thank you! Tony is a genius.. it might be a bit of a challenge to do envelopes with ball point pen but you can still practice the concepts for sure. Glen does not have a book but I hope he does some day.. I have asked him and he laughed.. I have no idea if that means there's a plan or to shut up! The good thing of studying with him is I have amassed a huge image log of his work to study from - I'm sure Aztecfireflower might say something similar.. Failing is mostly about not achieving more of what I want - but I don't stop trying!Originally Posted by prnsweeney
RBeek - thank you!
monsi - yes it is! I love drawing and painting people -thank you !
[QUOTEsurus] Thanks for the offer and the new sketches! Maybe you could describe the block-in-process combined with your thinking about / searching for landmarks of the object? [/QUOTE]
Hi Surus, for quick drawings there really is no "block-in" per se but there is a quick gestural decision ( decision with charcoal pencil) where i try to capture the motion, rhythm and/or major shapes and how they relate. in short drawings under 5/10 minutes there is just no time.. But tilts are important - the attitude of the head, the upper torso, the hip-box and legs - all come into play to get the person positions and to push the pose a bit to capture the dynamic of the movement.
For longer poses, a very careful envelope is developed, general at first and then more specific - that becomes ( like Tony Ryder teachers) a careful contour of the figure; I then work the landmarks inside and back out.. keeping an eye toward all the convexities of the human body.. I hope that helps some!
teh.meh thank you!
Loathsome - thank you - yes there is a new portrait - check in fine arts my post there..
Yor - thanks!!!
Devrak - thank you so very much for those kind remarks!
JS Neo - thank you !
Swooshbuckler - you should do it!!
Shadow and Lang Oulk -thank you both kindly!
Marmalade_fish - thank you for such a thoughtful note!!! I am humbled!
Joe824 - did I respond ? I am behind..Academy positive - totally - there are several great teachers there.. You learn pretty fast who they are and who you will want to learn from ( and who to avoid).
EranWebber - thank you !! yes it is so much about the decisions we make isn't it!!
MacTire - thank you super muchly!!! cheers mate!
Thank you all for such kind remarks.. I am pushed by such good thoughts to keep working harder.. you have no idea how much this pushes me!! Kevin
ok a few new quick things.. 1-2, 5, 10 and 20 minute gesture drawings.. all from life.. NIcole and Thalia were the models.. on newsprint/smooth with charcoal pencil and conte noire ..