Love the way you draw your outline down,very much the approach i like to do myself..
those life drawings r schtunning!,yesh dey are..
Wow, those two little random life sketches certainly show off your knowledge of the human form. Gorgeous stuff! Hehe, the canvas texture on the little dragon makes it almost look like a needlepoint or something. Cute.
Glad to see you still updating. I ran across this thread a while ago, really enjoyed your figure drawings!
It appears that you are still working hard on those, and doing very well at the, might I add!
I agree with fukifino, ''those two little random life sketches certainly show off your knowledge of the human form.''
Awesome updates since my last visit! I'm looking forward to some more!
These are wonderful; there's so much weight, expression, and motion. With the thought and care that you put in your commentary (open, intelligent discourse in the lounge and upbeat honesty in your crits), I have been almost desperate to see some of your work. I was, in fact getting ready to pm you with a request. Thank you for posting these, they are quite inspiring.
Wow, I sure sound like a suck-up (hopefully it will contrast with my normal smack-down, adding weight).
Oh my goodness, can't believe I haven't replied after that last update! Those life sketches are awesome, and that dragon couldn't possibly get any cuter.
Wonderful sketches and awesome gestures!
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."
Nixon, yep that was me. I did that dragon for Halloween.
Rusty, thank you very much. I try really hard to make my outlines nice.
fukifino, that makes me very happy to hear you say that about my little life sketches. The needlepoint comparison is very apt.
IanE, well obviously I didn't keep up with the updating, heh. Hopefully I can do better.
dogfood, thank you, your comments really mean a lot to me. Thanks so much for all you add to the boards.
Groover, thanks for the comments. Maybe I can make more updates for you to reply to.
I.was.ink, thanks for stopping by. I much appreciate it.
Goodness, I'm embarrassed that it's been so long since I last posted.
In an attempt to remedy that, here are some drawings from day 1 in Prague:
More to come!
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Emily! Looking at these brings me back to Prague for sure... me and Hurricane were actually talking about your super-lifedrawing-skills last weekend You were and are an inspiration! Hope I'll catch ya on the next workshop as well.
Hey there! It was cool meeting you, and watching you work in prague! I really like your sketches here, even tho they look so much cooler in real life! And i agree with groover, that dragon is so sweet it makes my teeth hurt!
And in the words of the wise dCepT:
Hope I'll catch ya on the next workshop as well.
the 1st post got my attention. i really like tht 1st drawing!
.: drawing fundamentals 01 :.
These are really beautiful. I agree with Mentler.
^keep me going by visiting my sketchbook^
Hey! Emily!!! thanks so much for the ecouragment words, I still have
the memories of how impresive your skills are, you were one of the coolest
persons Iv meet at the workshop, it was a true honor! you are so
humble and kind, I loved seeing your life drawings, and your portafolio as well,
(even tho I almost didnt he he ) your sence of structure gets better with
each drawing Iv seen, I wish that at some point I have the same
eye for 3D shapes that you master, thanks so much for taking the
time to drop by my skechbook it means the world to me
now that iv have found your sketchbook you can bet ill roam around here
regulary so post more of this life drawing goodness (and more of that
childrens book goodness too, I would love to work doing childrens books
ilos for a living, i have done it it before and I loved it, so post more of
your art, life drawing, children ilos, everything is wellcome )
Take care, ill be around it was a real pleasure meeting you at Prague!!
See ya later !!
Wow the quiet nice girl with a particular patience for newbies has SKILLLLZ!
Excellent work! Your gestures exhude masterful talent. I really like the movement in the more gestural abdominal renderings, they help give your works vitality and personal involvement! Wow.....keep it up, your fans await!
Live each day as if its your last, because it might be!
dCepT, and you were only saying good things about me, right? RIGHT? Just kidding, thanks for thinking of me. I hope to see you again, too.
Slash, nice meeting you too! Thanks for the kind words, and hope to see you again, also.
Yina, thanks so much! I like that drawing as well.
Xpose, thank you for the kind words!
Some-Guy, thanks, I like sketching with the pencil.
Maxetormer, thanks so much for all you said! It was a real pleasure meeting you as well. Yeah, drawing 3-D shapes is really important to me. I hope to have more stuff to post coming up.
Nixon, hey how's it going? I hope to have some stuff up soon that's a little different than this.
cgfuller64, hey how did you know I was quiet? Am I that easy to read online? J/k, thanks for your kind words.
Hiipi, I never got introduced to you but I remember who you are. Thanks for dropping by.
Placeboast, thanks for your comments. Yeah, I hope to keep updating.
Ok guys, these are drawings from day 2 in Prague:
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Hehe.. Haven't got anything but nice to say about ya!
Top two of the last batch shattered my mind in Prague! Remember I told you I get these wierd favourite parts of drawings? Favourite on the top one is that line describing the lower part of the arm resting on top of the thigh... I remember you making that exact line, and it described SO much at one time... top notch!
u have really nice and confident drawing style its been a pleasure
look I dont know why I love you I just do
Ugh, Emily... this stuff is so beautiful! I love the lines! You're knowledge of form and confidence in laying down these lines... it's impressive. I'm quite envious... please keep giving us more!!
Thank you for drawing in my sketchbook. You actually really helped me out. It's alot easier for me to approach figures now
Although thanks for hanging out and being a cool friend. I'm going to miss you d00d. See you in Italy.
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Hey guys, I realized that I had a few more drawings from Prague that I never posted. I've gotten so behind, hehe!
dCept, thanks so much! Yea, I remember talking to you while making that line!
max1975, thanks. I use a paper towel and smudge the pastel around to make the soft shading. I also use the side of my pastel.
Egets, thank you.
ZebzFree, thank you very much! Figure drawing is my favorite thing to do.
Interceptor, you're welcome! Hope to talk to you again soon.
Ok, here's a few more drawings.
I really liked this model. Very pretty and fun to draw.
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Hi emily! Great stuff, very nice figure drawings and great linework. Keep it up and post more! I will keep an eye of this thread
Thank you, elisa!
Ok, I have a few gesture drawings from Montreal this summer:
And this is from visiting Don Seegmiller's head painting class a while ago.
I think I spent about 1 1/2 hours on it. It's still pretty rough, but I was happy with what I was able to capture.
Emily your figures are great! I had some figure jpegs saved in my folder and now I know where they came from. Hehe. That portrait is looking good too.
jake, awe, I feel honored that you saved some of my drawings!
maxetormer, thank you. Yeah, that painting is catching a lot of glare, especially in the hair. Hopefully I will learn to take better photos.
Well, as some of you know I've started working with William Whitaker. I'll be helping him out in his studio and he'll be teaching me.
He started me on my first assignment, which is a Bargue drawing.
Here's my set up and materials.
I've taped a piece of bristol board right next to the reference image.
Down below you can see my pencil, a razor blade and sandpaper for sharpening the pencil, and my eraser.
Here's my start. Right now I'm using my eye mostly, and checking measurements every now and then using my pencil. I see lots of mistakes already, so I've got to be measuring more closely! I will erase those lines and redo them on my next pass.
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Wow great start. Can't wait to see how it comes along Emily. It must be awesome being taught by Mr. Whitaker!