looks amazing your latest work!..keep on!
looks amazing your latest work!..keep on!
Wow, I forgot you had one of these, post more please.
The drawing's looking really great. You're keeping it super tight there, which is awesome. Love to see a little more of the space, and your progress.
For those wondering what the Atelier's like - it's the same kinda slog. Say hello four week drawings.. you'd be amazed what they teach you though.
Super happy for you to be in such a great environment - we'll have to see how you go and see if we can beat you
seth1, thanks! I've got more pics with darker values now.
gascogne, thank you!
maxetormer, thank you very much! It really is good for training the eye.
bumskee, thank you much! next update is here!
hurricane, thanks, I hope you enjoy
Idiot Apathy, yeah, what's more fun than drawing? hehe
JoeEffect, thank you!
Bojee, yeah, it's been awhile, but updates should be pretty regular now.
Dirty C, thanks Christian, I've got some photos showing more of the space. It's fun to compare notes with you, and see where we both are.
These photos were taken by Bill on Sat. Feb. 3rd.
Bill has some ledges built in his studio for storing stuff, so he climbed up there and took some shots. These are really great because you get a nice look at the studio space.
An artist named Sherrie McGraw came to visit and give a lecture at the university. She does beautiful work and I was very impressed listening to her speak.
These shots were taken Thurs. Feb. 8th.
I'm getting close!
Seeing the drawing as a photo like this kind of gives you a new perspective on your drawing. I'm supposed to study this photo and look for inconsistencies between the Bargue plate and my drawing. I will then correct my drawing and hopefully be done!
For example, you can see the shadow under the ear isn't quite as it should be. I need to bring the bottom forward and to the right a little bit.
Next up...Bargue drawing #2. I have picked out which plate I am going to draw from and will start on it next week.
Agreed! Turned out very nice Emily.
I don't really know you Emily but this kind of work seems to suit you.
Cool stuff, Emily! Seems you're enjoying the work you're doing now! The Barguedrawing looks real good. Always enjoy the sensitive touch you have in your stuff!
You're apprenticing under Whitaker?!!? I'm embarrassed to say I'm VERY green with envy. I am so happy for you....to be trained by a master. I'll be watching your career in the near future. Cool that I have you in my sketchbook (I sketched you at InsoMania). Your Bargue drawing is amazing. I have to say I cannot spend that long on a drawing. I've done exercises similar to that, but 3 hours is my max.
Oh, and Sherrie McGraw visited? I'm so jelous.....!!!
WOW, how very very cool... in the studio with Whitaker. Great stuff!
<HUES clenches fists in jealousy>
Huge fan already, keep it up!
You pulling the original drawings out of his drawing manual? I dont have it but have considered getting iy...juts curious. thx!
GREAT outcome, very nice! good job!
i wont critique your bargue drawing, hehe, would hate to make you dislike it after such a long time spent on it!
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Idiot Apathy--thanks! Yeah, it's hard to see your mistakes like that, but it's good for you! Got pics of the next Bargue.
j a k e--thank you!
Dirty C--thanks. Bill's studio looks pretty bare right now, but it's just being finished and he is slowly moving his stuff over.
Bojee--thank you very much. That's a nice thing to say and I hope it's true.
dCept--nice to hear from you! thank you for your comments
escape2mars--awe, thanks so much. I looked in your sketchbook to see if you posted that drawing of me, but it wasn't there...would be nice to see it. You portraits are really good.
Yeah, you really have to have patience to work on these drawings. And if you don't have patience, you will definitely learn it! Rough estimate, I think I spent 20-30 hrs. on that pic.
C_Hues--thank you. Bill has a copy of the book, but he took it to Kinko's and had them shear off the binding and 3-hole-punch it. That way, you can remove individual pages for use. I just make a color copy of the page I want and tape it to the board.
hurricane--thanks! Yeah, I know there are still some mistakes! I've still gotta fix those.
bumskee--yes I am enjoying it very much! Here's some photos of my next picture.
Ok, I'm doing a 2nd Bargue drawing now. I was able to draw it up more accurately and quickly this time. Even though it is simpler than the head I did before, I think I have learned a lot which has made me a little faster.
I drew the whole thing only using my eye to measure with, then I went back and checked everything to see how accurate I was.
Bill upped the contrast on this so you can see the line work.
When I went back and measured, I found out that I drew a large section too low. You can see the original lines of the thumb I had drawn in this pic. So, I had to correct that and move everything up. That was very useful to know, because I didn't realize I had a tendency to draw things too low. Now I know to watch for it in my future drawings.
Wow, that's just gorgeous! I love seeing the wips on these. Oh, I think it's definitely true.
the quick live drawings are full of motion and they breath i really like them. do you have more inventive sketches? from your sketchbook? pleas post, i want to see more
Wow, I am so envious that you get to work with Mr. Whitaker! Congrats Emilyg and it's really a pleasure to see your work so far. Best of luck!
Ryan DeMita--Hey, thank you very much!
Idiot Apathy--I am drawing the shadow lines roughly where i see the plane change.
Bojee--Awe, thank you.
David Kassan--good idea! I think this is an exercise everyone should do at least once.
Duckiller--thanks! I will post if I come up with anything interesting.
Skeiff--thank you very much. It's a very good exercise to increase patience.
BryanYoung--hehehe, thank you!
Rebeccak--awe thanks! I admire your work a lot.
Bill sent me some pictures of what he did with his Bargue book to show you.
He took it to Kinko's and had them 3-hole punch it and shear off the binding. Now the plates can be removed and replaced easily.
emily...i will be starting a bargue soon to break up the life drawing/painting i'm doing and to train my eye...but I would love it if you could answer a few questions...and i'm super sorry fi theyve been asked before, im very tired...
what grade of pencil do you use for the line stage and for the shading stage? what sort of paper do you recommend (eg textured as opposed to smooth- i was thinking of using stonehenge). Also i think this is pretty obvious but you dont need to have a certain "viewpoint" like a sight-size cast drawing do you? because in the photos you are right in front of it. it seems a lot more comfortable that way haha!
OH yeah its pretty obvious but i will say it too...youre doing a great job! very disciplined. all the best for your continued studies and thanks for the inspiration to take my drawing to higher level
edit:hey any chance you could pm me if you get the chance..if you dont wanna bump your thread or something... cheers!
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That's cool, is that book available??
Wow, those seem rather small now. *Goes to look up at the other pictures* Yeah jez, I figured much larger in my head, that just makes it even more insane.
Any progress on the hands?
And when we get to see any personal work or sketches?
Hehe, this is what you were telling me about? http://www.emilygordon.com/cpg132/al...andydragon.jpg
Super cute. More storybook I know you're going to be the next big thing in classical figure work, but cute stuff makes me smile.
rodrigo!--awesome! I'm so glad you're doing it! I use a 2H pencil for the line stage and for the lighter parts of the shading. I go in with a 2B for the darker shadows.
I am using a lightly textured paper.
When I start the drawing, I stand up at the easel and try to stand back every once in awhile, but when I get into refining, checking measurements, and shading then I sit down. I will still get up and stand back to see how things look.
Have fun and can't wait to see what you do!
Oh, by the way MindCandyMan had this thread where he explained Bargue drawing really well. You might want to check it out: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...threadid=12104
Bojee--yeah, you can get the book from The Dahesh Museum (scroll down). They only have hardback listed on the site, but I think a paperback version exists.
Idiot Apathy--got some progress pics for you. Yeah, that's the painting I was telling you about. I have some ideas from some other stuff, just need the time to do it!
Ok, here's from the beginning of the day. You can see I start by lightly blocking in the shadows.
Here I am darkening the shadows.
Here's a closeup, so maybe you can see what I'm doing. I have sharped my pencil on sandpaper to a very sharp point. When you shade something, there will usually be little spots of white where the pencil didn't hit. These are little pits or depressions in the texture of the paper, and you use your finely-sharped pencil to get down in those depressions and fill them in. This will make it possible for you to get a very even tone in your shading.