From yesterday's workshop
From yesterday's workshop
Main Loop, outstanding!! I'll keep on trying until mine can come out as great as yours
This is unbelievable stuff. I am completely blown away by what some of you have managed to achieve. The variety of work I am seeing is completely inspirational, to say the least.
This is my first CA post. From my first couple of figure drawing classes. First image is a 5 minute and the last two are 20 minute poses.
Apologies for the picture quality, will have all the kinks worked out for my next posts. There will be more to come, I've only had three classes thus far, yet I've left out the work from the most recent. I had the most boring model I could have imagined, left after the first hour.
Feel free to check out my portfolio. www.funkdafide.com
wow...lots of interesting sketches here! I hope I can learn to shade as well you guys real soon! I've been taking Life drawing for a year straight now, and I still think my shading is sometimes lacking. x3
Great work. You guys are really inspiring. I'm wanting to try to do more short studies now.
Just adding my life drawings to the mix. These are long poses, 2-3 hours.
The first two are 59.4 x 42 cm and the last one is 84 x 60 cm.
I feel I need to learn to draw much faster.
couple of recent life drawing i'm quite happy with
My Life drawing class blog.
Hey there, I'm liking them too WiredWood.
The economy of line in these drawings is refreshing!
this weeks batch
Photoshop CS2 Study, about 2hrs:
*sigh* The day I can draw the figure as well as you guys is the day I rejoice!
FlameDragon: Keep practicing, its alot sooner than you think, plus you think alot less about time when you draw which makes it sooner still
Mainloop: Excellent work man, just wondering, what is this red crayon that you are using? Are the black lines Charcoal?
Mark Malone: The contrast level really brings out some of the more gaunt features on the model, but you might be wary of making it too piercing on the eye.
Stephen: Great drawing man. I love the academic atmosphere. By the way, is that Rosapina printmaking paper?
I find that trying to consolidate the shadows into larger groups is a problem I face.
Edit: Both, 59.4 x 42 cm, 3 hour poses. Carbon pencil on paper.
Last edited by JeanShade; November 20th, 2007 at 11:05 PM.
Flamedragon had said: "Hmm, from the inside out? So you should start with the curve of the spine first?"
Sorry. I didn't mean to ignore you for so long but I haven't been in here lately. In case you didn't get your answer from AztecFireFlower's link, here is what I meant.
You have got the basic gist of it. Depending on the pose, an initial action line will be following along the spine and going down through the inside of whichever leg the weight is on. Seen from the front, that line is going to go down the middle between the breasts and through the navel and then down the inside of the thigh of the weight bearing leg. Next, make some lines getting the fluid gist of where the other three limbs are. Next you would proceed to draw in some major solids such as the torso and pelvis and head (as barrel, wedge, or ovoid shapes) and then start making some taper lines that widen out the arms and legs.
If you start out by drawing the perimeter of the figure, the chances are you will come around toward where you had started and the lines won't meet in the right place. There will be distortion and the figure won't look like it is in a realistic pose. That's very frustrating. Just like house building, you need to start with the foundation.
stephen - nice!
jeanshade - its a sanguine pastel pencil, im mostly using a plain ol' general's charcoal pencil...
I must apologise people. I'm dreadfully sory. I just realised a couple of my posts are off topic. I'll post up nudes from now on.
Mainloop: Sweet. I hear those general charcoal pencils are good to work with, that true? The ones in my art store are all from China so they snap 9 out of ten when I'm sharpening them.
how do you guys get the drawings onto the comp so cleanly? My digital camera eats my drawings alive..
i made a vidya mostly for my colored works, but also because I felt a little strange taking pictures of my own work in public that I wanted to get it over with quickly. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAM0SYdy714
New here. I'm studying in Vienna, Austria for a few months, mostly life drawing, 4 times a week. Mainly I'm trying to just get comfortable and stay comfortable, be able to put indicate form and weight distribution quickly and accurately and so on. This is a selection of work, starting from pretty much the first stuff I did here about two months back, and ending with some from today. Mostly between 7-15 minutes a pose, certainly never more than 25. Actually I'm not sure if there's a single 25 minute pose here. I don't have the opportunity to do longer studies here, but so far quicker drawing has done me a world of good.
A lot of good material in this thread, I think I'll spend tonight looking through to see if I can filch some ideas for the next session...
holy crap man thats freakin awsome!!!
CS2 about 2-3hrs:
Ok, be nice to the new guy here. I've been lurking here every so often but mostly I've been visiting this thread and I figured now was the time to contribute. I'm not particularly proud of any of these but I'll put them up anyway. We all start somewhere I guess.
Last edited by MalachiMcmullen; December 3rd, 2007 at 05:32 PM. Reason: too long
Too those who always dreamt too big, went too far, worked too hard and found their own way... I salute you.
Please be gentle - its my first post.
jrr - nice
scary ink - keep it to life drawings, please...
Uhh aren't I alive? Do you mean fully nude only? Non self portrait life? I guess I dont quite understand.