A couple from life (update on page 8)

Post your figure, zoo and landscape drawings.

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Postby bmoyers » Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:17 am

Hey, these are really cool. You've got a really nice sense of volume in all of these. Also I can definitely feel the light source, it's nice how some of them definitely seem hard-lit while others are soft. I have to agree with you on the last one about the foot. Also, something seems off in the neck/head region.
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Postby jamspooon » Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:51 am

Beautiful work, I allways rate a good artist by how close I need to get to their work so I can see every detail they captured. My monitor has nose prints on it. Don't worry about the chest. Now if the chest was the only high rendered part of the whole body then we might have to question your motives (haha). BYU? are you still in the Provo area? Right now all I use for reference is photos form the net. Are there places in the Provo area to use live models?
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Postby TheCam » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:07 pm

jamspooon - Thanks for the kind words - they were quite humerous. I'll send you a tissue to wipe off the nose prints.

I am currently in Saratoga Springs - Across the pound from provo - There are several live model sessions during the week in Utah County - Springville, Provo, and Alpine all have sessions during the week.
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Postby sexualityinart » Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:09 am

great work. i particularly liked nudes 1, 3, 4b and 63
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Postby TheCam » Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:02 am

I posted this one in the girls forum - traditional girls - but figured I would put it in this thread to keep my traditional drawings together.
C-Davidson 03.jpg
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Postby cc-jab » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:15 am

These are amazing!

How long did the first two take?

I just had my first life drawing class last tuesday, so this is a mighty inspiring thread!

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Postby Peachrose03 » Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:21 pm

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Postby sabe2003 » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:30 pm

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Postby Alexander » Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:22 pm

these are a pleasure to look at, good job
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Postby sabe2003 » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:35 pm

sorry for the dely on the response, for painting masters, I don't know but I did take some good thing from Chris Gargan who was my oil painting teacher.
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Postby TheCam » Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:26 am

Everyone, thanks for the nice comments

cc-jab - they take between 60 and 90 minutes total drawing time. The ballet pieces probably more around 120 minutes (2 hours)

Jamspoon - it was a pleasure to meet you at the Springville drawing session. Best wishes

Sabe - many thanks, as always. (Lets see another Rael)

I will post some more soon.
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Postby munkymu » Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:13 pm

Beautiful work!
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Postby TheCam » Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:17 pm

Went drawing a few times. Here's one of them.
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Postby Jimmytrout » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:17 pm

Hey! Greetings from a fellow Utahn! BTW, there is also cheap figure drawing at the U of U on Saturday mornings.

Your drawings are beautiful and the use of the medium is lovely. As far as pushing it goes, I have only one suggestion. Instead of leaving the figures floating in the middle of the page, in which case they are well-drawn but poorly composed, I'd try pushing to the edges of the canvas. Put the figure in space. Break the edges. Instead of fading the legs out, as you do in the second (busty) drawing, draw to the edge. Start in a corner instead of in the middle of the page. It's understandable that we put figure drawing in the middle of the page ... most of the time we're doing studies of anatomy and light and medium, etc. But I think it can be interesting if we don't ignore composition.

Great stuff! Keep it coming.

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Postby jasonkobs » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:34 pm

What to do with drawings after, when they pile up.

I usually draw in oversize sketch books/ newsprint and then go through them when they get full and remove the ones that I really like/ other's really like - and place them in a portfolio. The rest just stay in the books and get stacked up. Its best to keep them out of damp/humid areas. They will warp. Plus you don't want them to rub, so don't move them a lot.

Best thing to do is to keep them pressed flat, But who does that.
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