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Title: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on July 14, 2015, 07:43:32 AM



Started my homework for life drawing in Sept.  I was asked to read Juliette Aristide's latest book on life drawing (truly amazing and with DVD) , to draw from life and go to open studio.  The skull was brought by my drawing teacher (plastic) but she took it away one and a half hours later  :(   These sketches are 3 minute poses.  You go to open studio for $10 and models pose for very short (1 minute) to longer times.  No time to measure or think!! You should see the bad ones :2funny:   I can see how this would help  train your eye though but compared to real artists you walk out feeling sorta like this :uglystupid2:




Just realized that this section is for questions and perhaps doesn't belong on the forum--I am of course also drawing in charcoal.  Feel free to delete Dennis and Nolan
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 14, 2015, 07:56:18 AM
Lynn,

Sounds like you are embarking on an exciting adventure.  Your drawings look pretty good to me - better than anything I could do at this early stage.

Look forward to seeing what's next.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: ncwren on July 14, 2015, 08:45:50 AM
Sounds exciting Lynn-I like the work you posted.  O0
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Steven on July 14, 2015, 11:48:15 AM
I love her books Lynn, I wish I had time to focus more on portraiture and form.  If you can't find a live model session there is a great series of Utube poses from New Masters Academy this is an example and a way to subscribe to the offerings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzEw6ynDkvQ&index=13&list=WL (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzEw6ynDkvQ&index=13&list=WL)

They have a more in-depth offer that you can try but the series of poses are free.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on July 14, 2015, 11:54:09 AM
Thanks Steven.  Yes, portraiture and form are so fascinating to me and so very challenging.  Luckily there are open studio session literally around the block from my house each week, so I have no excuse.  I have just been rather terrified to show up.  I know about that website.  Another great one in Proko.com
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on July 14, 2015, 06:50:48 PM
Great drawing Lynn.   You did pretty good at speed drawing. 
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on July 15, 2015, 01:09:26 PM
 :whistle: I'm not going to say how long I'd have to spend to match what you have done Lynn!  ::)   Off to an excellent start, you've got this.  O0 :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on July 16, 2015, 07:36:42 PM
 Val--your vote of confidence means tons  :)  Went to open studio for life drawing tonight and did my first longer pose (2 20 min. sittings).  Beautiful model--this doesn't really look like her but I loved the longer time to draw and not just super fast poses.  We started with 5 one minute poses and then 3 five minute poses and finally this one.  SO FUN.  Go if you get a chance! This one wasn't intimidating at all and some people were great while others drew stick figures to get a feeling of it.


Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 16, 2015, 10:33:24 PM
Wow, Lynn, that's incredible for such a short period of time!!

Keep at it - sounds like fun.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: ncwren on July 17, 2015, 05:15:43 AM
  :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on July 17, 2015, 08:23:16 AM
 :heeha: Lynn this is so exciting!  :yippee: Internet has been extremely poor since last week, nice way of saying nonexistent, so I have finished unpacking my 'cases' of art supplies. Guess what I found? I now have not only my box of antique charcoal...I have two new boxes! One Vine and the other Willow! I may just get brave and with your permission of course, see if I can do a rendition of your drawing. What do you think?

This is so amazing... I know a charcoal artist!!!  :yippee:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Tousabella on July 17, 2015, 10:18:12 AM
Excellent, Lynn, for what you are trying achieve.  This looks like a wonderful class, and a lot of fun. You are doing so very well...awesome.  I'm very proud of your art...it's wonderful.

Val...go for it!  You are so very talented enough to jump right in. Look forward to seeing your work. Way to go, girl.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on July 17, 2015, 11:51:08 AM
 :blush: Thanks for the vote of confidence Bella...I'm more in the  :eyesclosed: stage!  ;D   I'll just see what Lynn says.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on July 17, 2015, 01:23:35 PM
Well Of course Val!!!! Love to have a partner in crime!  I am beginning to adore charcoal.  It is so forgiving and mudpieish which makes it extra fun.  Wish I had a photo for you but of course we can't take them of the models--that would be a better starting spot--but have a Go.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on July 17, 2015, 01:30:57 PM
Oh I forgot to say how thankful I am for the nice compliments Natalie and Rhetta.  I have to say that I have not ever been more excited about art than I am when I am trying to draw a real human being right there in front of me.  This may sound odd, but there is some energy you feel and the beauty you begin to see in another by staring intimately to try and capture their essence is like little else.  By the way Val, I used very thin vine charcoal here, first toning the paper with charcoal (fat) so I could later lift out with an eraser for the highlights.  For the next drawing I think I am going to try using a toned paper (maybe beige) and use the tone for the local color and the vine as well as a white charcoal pencil for darks and lights--just to experiment.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on July 17, 2015, 01:46:24 PM
 :heeha: Thanks Lynn, charcoal seems to be the quickest medium for me to actually complete anything in a reasonable time frame. I'm hoping it will also help me to improve my graphite drawing, and in turn improve my painting, as well as pick up my time frame in getting things done! Of course I'll have to sharpen my focus  :whistle: always a problem.... I've already been looking at the w/c class for tomorrow...a white rhino!  :heeha:     >:D

I'm with you Lynn, my charcoal is out...will get the paper and have a go tonight. Just a question...are you using a very soft charcoal (my willow), or a more dense (my vine). I really do know nothing about it. What the hey, I'm willing to give it a go.  :clap:

 :2funny: Now this is funny, I had just hit the post button and your post came up! I just happen to have picked up a white charcoal pencil...so I'm ready for the next class!  ^-^ How cool is that?! 
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on July 17, 2015, 05:14:25 PM
That's funny Val.  I go back to class in two weeks (will miss next week because going to see my Mom).  As for the charcoal, here is my beginner's advice.  I have willow and vine of different thicknesses.  I think a seasoned artist could use a soft piece for the initial sketch with no problem.  However, you want to keep the drawing "open" for correction as long as possible so you initially want to lay in very light lines.  I have a problem with the softs in the initial stages for that reason because my  hand was too heavy.  I might pick up a softer piece for filling in values after I have the placement of features.  I used a chunkier piece that was soft for toning the figure.  Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on July 17, 2015, 05:43:09 PM
Great speed drawing Lynn, You are doing so great and you have some exceptional paintings done in your album.  Congrat and have fun in your class.   

 i did that 2 years ago only once the parking ticket cost me much more then the 5$ class so I have not gone again.  I should go to the one in Ottawa though.  Maybe in september.   I did not do to well on it.  It was  a nude in different positions but no teacher arround.   Did you have a teacher in that class to guide you?
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on July 17, 2015, 06:27:18 PM
Oh Danielle, sorry about the parking ticket.  No teacher at open studio last night.  I think the idea of these is strictly for uninstructed practice.  I don't start my actual life drawing class with the Blue Easel Club until Sept where there will be instruction.  I hope I don't develop some bad habits but the teacher for Sept. felt strongly that it would help my preparation by just going and trying.  After last night, I think she is right.  I will say that I watched the most amazing video this week on life drawing using pastel.  It was very detailed about procedure for drawing the portrait with initial landmarks measured in charcoal and then values mapped in pastel.  I learned tons, much of which reiterated many things I can remember Nolan highlighting in his portrait class but applied to life drawing.  It was titled Steps to a likeness: Pastel, by Perri Sparks and was worth the money to me.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on July 17, 2015, 06:53:15 PM
 :thankyou: For the info, i will check it.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on July 20, 2015, 02:51:50 AM
Oh! Lynn, this is all so interesting ... not that I could draw a live person .... but just reading how much you are learning and enjoying it too.  I can actually feel the excitement in your posts which is wonderful.  Waiting patiently to see Val's rendition. This is such fun.   Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on July 29, 2015, 02:33:13 PM
Well Lynn, I had a go... and for a first attempt at a life study (without the life  ;) ) I suppose it's not too bad.  :whistle:   Unfortunately I couldn't take your sage advice about the hardness of the charcoal as mine is buried in the boxes in the aft cabin .... somewhere! I did find my antique vine charcoal which as luck would have it is extra soft.  :faint: I spent roughly 45 min. on this. Then I was just making a mess. Will definately find the harder charcoal for next one.  O0
I had a go anyway, and don't be expecting it to resemble your lady by much!  ::)


Mine

Lynn's

Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on July 29, 2015, 03:49:24 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Wow, Val, that is EXCELLENT and only 45 minutes to complete.  Wonderful.  Looking forward to reading Lynn's comments.  This is so interesting.




Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on July 29, 2015, 04:55:54 PM
Val, This is great.  So fun to have a charcoal drawing partner.  I think the torso especially has appeal.  You can really see how weight is borne on her arms.  I go tomorrow again so there will be a different model.  I'll post it. In the meantime I am practicing with the quick poses provided at New Masters Academy.  Google it.  They offer quick new poses each day.  Fun practice and free.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 29, 2015, 10:30:02 PM
I think both you ladies did a good job on this girl.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on July 30, 2015, 04:49:40 AM
 :blush: Thank you Patricia, I find charcoal is easier for me as I can break off pieces to the exact size I need to fill or finesse an area while drawing. Having the sticks ranging from quite thin to thick also makes working much easier and quicker. The softer charcoals smudge if you look at them the wrong way.... I guess that's why I enjoy it so much.... same thing happens with my w/c!  :2funny:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on July 30, 2015, 04:58:00 AM
Thank you so much Lynn for allowing me to tag along, I really enjoyed myself for the first time in quite a while. Lloyd decided yesterday I should take a break and do some of my 'art' stuff. Gotta love that guy.  :smitten: It's fun to follow your lead as I can pick up tips on how to work the charcoal, and see where and what you've done to create the effect needed. I must add though, that even though it takes me a lot longer to do the same thing in pencil, I find it an easier process if that makes sense. Most likely because the pencil stays put!  :D ;D I think once I have my other charcoals accessible it won't be long before I have to restate that remark. I love working with charcoal but just never knew what to do with it!  :crazy2:
Look forward to seeing what's next, and thanks again for letting me tag along.  :1hug:    :yippee:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on July 30, 2015, 04:59:52 AM
Thank you Mea, it was great fun to do.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on July 30, 2015, 02:32:17 PM
Oh! Val, I am busy with a charcoal drawing and I find it very, very messy. My hands, clothes and everything else were black.  Can't say that I am enjoying it too much.  I admire you girls who can use it. 


Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on July 30, 2015, 07:12:11 PM
I admire you girls who can use it.

 ;D Patricia.... I never said I could use it.  ::)   I just love to play!!!  :heeha:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on July 30, 2015, 08:55:43 PM
Val, this was our model tonight. It was very difficult drawing the male form.  This is after 3 20 min sittings.  Took me most of 2 of those to just try and get proportions.  It is on toned charcoal paper with vine charcoal and white charcoal pencil.  I will say though that the pencil could have been used better than I did :heeha:   Feel sorry for you if you are trying to draw from my feeble, beginning drawings.  My friend suggested that I keep them all as my "Before" pictures to gauge my progress.  It is fun to get messy though--eh Val?  I blend with my fingers, which is a no, no because it leaves oil on the paper so I need to challenge myself to blend with a tissue.





Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 30, 2015, 09:53:42 PM
Lynn,

Looks like you are having the same problem I had today.  My gallery photos appear for a few minutes, then disappear.

I'm sure Nolan will hadle it tomorrow.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on July 31, 2015, 04:16:26 AM
Mea, I too am having that problem ... no photo in the gallery and can't access the one in the thread either. 




Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on July 31, 2015, 05:55:26 AM
Lynn you are doing pretty good for just your second life drawing.   Well done   
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: AJM on July 31, 2015, 06:50:29 AM
Perhaps the image/gallery issue may be something to do with the migration to a new site... ?
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 31, 2015, 07:32:30 AM
Adrian,

I have sent a message to Nolan.  I'm sure he'll get it all sorted out soon.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on July 31, 2015, 11:30:17 AM
 :eek: This will indeed be a challenge Lynn. Yes I am working from your sketches/drawings, although you might not have guessed from the last one!  ;D

Definately keep all of your drawings as they will not only show you where you have improved, but also areas where you need to work more. Very helpful.

I love getting in the charcoal...we tend to become one as it were  :whistle: :2funny:   Yes, I blend with my fingers as well... I also will do that with my w/c. Just have to literally be a part of my work I guess!  >:D   I'll have to dig out my other charcoal, I have already found 2 of my white charcoal pencils so I'm halfway there.

Strange as it may sound, I'm finding myself thinking back to my premed classes, following bone and muscle structure/contour, and I'm actually remembering some of the names!!!  :D

Before I go, I shall have to add that I think you did just fine with this fellow. Can't wait to tuck in!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on August 06, 2015, 07:42:44 PM
This was our model tonight.  I tried a different approach for fun.  Did a quick charcoal sketch and then scribbled the values in with pastel.  I tried to get a bit more of the figure in and felt I was a little faster.  So fun and I think it is going to help me loosen up some.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 06, 2015, 08:50:24 PM
Lynn,

I could not see the image until I clicked on the X at the top left corner.

Wow, it's really pretty.  Love the combination of rusty and blue colors.  You got a lot done in a short time.

I'd love to try that.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on August 07, 2015, 03:19:04 AM
Thanks mea. Some models are more fun for me than others, or perhaps it is just the pose. You should try this. It's a real blast. You have this fleeting moment and then they are gone but definitely loosens you up
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on August 07, 2015, 04:23:18 AM
Got another skull from my mom and a stage light to practice charcoal when I don't have a live model.  This was harder than it looks.  I have great respect for all you graphite people out there.  I suppose this is similar but easier.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on August 07, 2015, 05:11:19 AM
Wow! This is great Lynn. I unfortunately haven't done anything more as I'm still fighting the mildew battle. Actually found some mould right up in the forepeak so instead of drawing I'm scrubbing!  :tongue:

I do find charcoal easier to work with than graphite, easier for corrections  ;) !   ;D
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 07, 2015, 08:25:15 AM
Lynn,

I'm at a loss for words here.  Uh, good tonal value??

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: ncwren on August 07, 2015, 10:40:30 AM
Beautiful work Lynn-proportions look great!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on August 07, 2015, 12:46:12 PM
Oh Val, so sorry out the mildew.  Living in Louisiana, we are always fighting it and I am often up to my elbows in clorox.  Hope you get time for art SOON.  What's more important anyway :whistle:  Also, I love how you drop these little tidbits about your exciting life!  Did you say you were in medical school? 


Mea--Weird subject I know.  I think my mom got it off of my uncle's farm in the Georgia O'Keefe days.  She used to hang it on the wall and cast a heavy shadow to paint it.  I might try that for a fun drawing.  Creepy huh?


Thanks Natalie, the measuring for proportions has to be done quickly and I think I got them this time.  Not always easy.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: sally13 on August 07, 2015, 09:14:31 PM
Interesting subject Lynn. Great job. :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on August 08, 2015, 01:13:19 PM
 :Wow Lynn these are great.  You are doing great.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on August 20, 2015, 07:54:18 PM
Thanks so much Sally and  Danielle.  I have to say I am loving doing these even though not that great.  This was our model tonight, Ryn.  3 20 min segments to draw.  I sketched in charcoal and added some pastel quickly.  She is the same model as last time.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 20, 2015, 09:10:28 PM
Lynn,

At first the photo was not there, then I clicked on the X and it appeared.  Wow, glad I did - would not want to have missed this beautiful drawing.

Even the chair looks good.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on August 21, 2015, 03:48:23 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Fantastic Lynn.  You are doing so well and it is lovely to see what you can do in such a short time frame.  Makes me panic!!!  You must have nerves of steel.   Anyway, it is gorgeous and so well done.   Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: ncwren on August 21, 2015, 08:53:47 AM
 O0 Lovely pop of blue-just right. I love the freshness of these live sketches you are doing.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on August 25, 2015, 06:26:16 PM
Thanks Mea, Patricia and Natalie.  I am becoming addicted to drawing people from life.  Not  great at it but find myself itching to pick up a charcoal pencil wherever I am.  I took a Gesture class this weekend for very short poses and it was so stressful--trying to capture someone in 1-3 minutes.  Still very terrible at that.  Today I was working on my Icon and had to wait an hour to let some glue dry before gilding so I sketched my friends back who is doing an awesome huge oil floral (much prettier than this!).  About 40 min. of doodling in charcoal and pastel.  Not great but fun and she asked to keep it, hah!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on August 25, 2015, 06:29:55 PM
Wow!  :heeha:   I can see why she'd want to keep it.  O0   You are getting really good.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 25, 2015, 06:51:40 PM
I'd want to keep it, too, Lynn.   Lovely work!!

The back of her shirt looks so satiny.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: ncwren on August 25, 2015, 06:53:48 PM
Great composition!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Lisafromoto on August 27, 2015, 01:45:22 AM
Awesome I would want to keep it too 😃
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: BeaSue on August 27, 2015, 06:41:08 AM
Wow! Love this one. I would want to keep it, too. You are doing so well with your life drawing, Lynn.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: JayJ on August 27, 2015, 07:38:16 AM
Just caught up with your thread Lynn ! Some amazing drawing...not forgtting yours Val!


I am so slow in whatever medium i try.....it really amazes me that u come up with such fantastic drawing in such short time!great work!






Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on August 27, 2015, 08:20:15 PM
Mea, Susan, Lisa, Jay and Val and Natalie--glad you like this one.  It was my fastest and smallest but there is something appealing about the scene to me.  Here is tonight's life drawing.  I was warned that I would have some unsuccessful nights and this was definitely one.  I just didn't connect with the model or the pose.  He got a cramp and had to cut the pose to 35 min. instead of 60 so that really messed with my head as I hadn't finished adjusting limbs etc.  Almost didn't post but am doing so as encouragement to anyone doing this.  It doesn't always work out.  I still feel comfortable with female models.  They are easier for me.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 27, 2015, 10:06:49 PM
Lynn,

That's really pretty good considering the circumstances.  Love his hair.  Can see how he'd get a cramp in that position.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Lisafromoto on August 28, 2015, 01:28:26 AM
I like the whimsical feel this has.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: dennis on August 29, 2015, 01:00:54 PM
Excellent work. Remember to date them and keep them safely for future reference and progress :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on August 29, 2015, 02:14:54 PM
I was warned that I would have some unsuccessful nights...
Almost didn't post but am doing so as encouragement to anyone doing this.  It doesn't always work out.

I'm glad you did post Lynn.  O0   No things don't always work out as you can tell from my first attempt following yours.  :heeha: AND... you will see proof of that reinforced when I post the second one  :eyesclosed:    ::)   Still trying to fix it up a little, but will post soon.  :tongue:   
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on August 31, 2015, 04:43:51 AM
Thanks Mea.  His proportions are a bit off.  Lisa--I think the RUSH sometimes does add a little whimsy--good lesson there.  Sometimes our first marks are our best.  Someone once said to me that Degas made decisive pastel marks and didn't go back and rub out or blend here or there.  That habit says "Oh, I didn't really mean that!"


Thanks Dennis for this suggestion.  I haven't been dating but I will go back and do that!


Val--No failures in this really.  Seems like the practice alone is a success as I can see the slow learning curve in my work. I went to a gesture class and was taught some steps for gesture but I have to say that applying them is now making my drawings worse--but perhaps this is a necessary step.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: ncwren on August 31, 2015, 05:27:29 AM
 :clap: You may feel differently about this one after time has passes.  ;)
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on August 31, 2015, 04:45:52 PM
lynn you are doing great with life drawing.    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on August 31, 2015, 07:16:57 PM
Thanks my sweet friends.  This is so hard and I don't think I will get much better without HOURS of practice.  Here is my life drawing practice this week, while waiting for Open Studio on Thursday. These are all charcoal and I timed myself for an hour each since I am always under time limits in life drawing.  The first two are the same plaster cast oriented differently with different lighting.  The last is oh so serious MOI.  Thought I would try a self-portrait since there is no one around to draw!  You don't do much smiling while concentrating.  You can see my construction lines on this one (midpoint and thirds lines) ::)


Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 31, 2015, 07:55:58 PM
WOW, wow, and double wow.

Lynn, your work shows your true artistic talent.

I'm flabberghasted!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on September 01, 2015, 07:31:38 AM
You are getting better all the time  Lynn.    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on September 03, 2015, 07:58:31 PM
These are quick (30 and 20 min I think) poses from life drawing tonight.



Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 03, 2015, 10:08:17 PM
I love the way you do the highlights in their hair!

Good work, Lynn.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on September 04, 2015, 04:57:01 AM
Excelent Lynn.  You are on a roll. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: ncwren on September 05, 2015, 05:41:44 PM
Great work Lynn. I love your selfie!  O0
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on September 08, 2015, 07:04:44 PM
Well here are 2 attempts toward my life drawing goal.  The jazz musician was our model at our first portrait class.  I didn't draw this from life as the first class was a demo with detailed steps for doing a portrait in charcoal.  Our amazing teacher, Carol Peebles, drew this gentleman and then he treated us with some music.  Amazing.  I got his picture and drew this pose today, practicing the steps I saw.  First portrait model is next week.


The second is from a virtual life drawing site with models.  I did a quick little graphite and watercolor sketch of the model.




Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on September 09, 2015, 02:01:19 AM
Looking through your sketches I am gobsmacked by what you refer to as 'quick little sketches'.  :faint:   My idea of 'quick' on these is a few days on each!  ;D

Getting closer to being back at it, starting to move things back into a semblance of normalcy(?!)  :crazy2:

When I get my stuff organized I'm going to lock myself in for days!!!  :painting:      :heeha:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: cyril on September 09, 2015, 08:25:54 AM
Hi Lynn, These are great Live sketches.  :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on September 09, 2015, 07:30:46 PM
Oh Val, I miss my charcoal drawing partner.  Can't wait to see what you produce after you are hold up for a while!


Thanks Cyril.  Nice compliment coming from you.  I can see you are great with portraits.  I have to say that drawing from life is a blast if you ever get a chance to do it.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on September 10, 2015, 04:45:27 PM
You are doing so great Lynn,  congrat on that.   :yippee:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on September 10, 2015, 08:16:07 PM
Thanks Danielle.  I am actually having as much fun meeting artists in this group as drawing.  The moderator is a quite well know artist, and she keeps bringing other well know n folks to the studio.  Tonight Elaine Augustine, a well known pastel artist showed up to draw.  She is in town to give a demo painting at the Degas Pastel Society exhibit here.  It was fun meeting her and I plan to go to the demo Sat.  Our model was Chris tonight.  Here is my charcoal of him, 3 20 min. sittings as usual.


Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on September 17, 2015, 07:36:49 PM
This was our model, Madeleine tonight.  Tried to just focus on getting her face and features close to right.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on September 18, 2015, 11:18:49 AM
Again Lynn you are doing great.  Keep the good work going.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on September 23, 2015, 07:43:51 PM
This is my first blue easel club portrait.  The model is a local art legend who teaches oil painting.  He comes for 2 nights so the sitting is about 6-7 20 min sections.  I was slow but I believe I did got a likeness and was happy with it.  The level of instruction is wonderful!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on September 24, 2015, 02:37:28 AM
I am awed and amazed.....and this is your first one!  :faint:   Well done you!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I am just finishing up a small w/c, then I'll be back at the charcoal....  :run:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 24, 2015, 03:41:41 AM
Lynn
Wow  Your work is amazing!

Wonderfully detailed.  It must have been the best one done in that class.

Aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on September 26, 2015, 03:34:49 PM
Linn that is an other fantastique drawing.   Wow.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: nolan on September 28, 2015, 12:46:47 PM
Lynn these are truly excellent, you have taken your art to a whole new level :congrats:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on September 28, 2015, 06:22:45 PM
Thanks so much Danielle, Mea and Val!!! You guys are so kind.  Nolan, your portrait class was such an eye opener for me and made me realize how much I love portraiture.  I would never have had the guts to join life drawing without the confidence I gained in that class.  Now, I already have a decent idea of facial features, planes of the face, value structure, thirds of face etc.  This is given me a real edge so I thank you immensely!!!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on October 01, 2015, 08:07:10 PM
Great model tonight!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 01, 2015, 10:38:24 PM
Love the highlights in her hair, Lynn.  Lucky you - these classes look so incredibly beneficial.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on October 05, 2015, 03:13:30 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Lynn, it is such a pleasure to view all your work and you are truly a wonderful artist.   Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: ncwren on October 05, 2015, 10:11:59 AM
Just marvelous!  :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on October 05, 2015, 07:19:32 PM
Mea, Patricia and Natalie--Thanks for patiently looking--I think this probably bores people.  It has become an easy way to track my journey in the class instead of bringing all the drawings out.  Mea, I am doing 2 kinds of classes.  The pastels aren't really classes but open studio where you just go to practice with a model, no instruction, and the drawing times are much shorter.  The charcoal drawings are mostly from portrait class where the instructor circulates to give critique.  Tonight we focused on drawing 8 vertical plumb lines to check accuracy.  Essentially the outer edges of eyes, nose, mouth and edges of the face to see what they intersect all the way down the body.  It really helps.  She also talks about NOT drawing features like an outline but attending to getting the bigs shapes right like size and shape of forehead, cheeks, size of hair etc and leaving the small shapes to last.  Even then she says, draw the values around the eyes to get the eyes (such as the space between the eyes called the glabella) etc.


Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 05, 2015, 09:52:15 PM
Wow, this one is really good, Lynn.  Looks like you put hours into it, not minutes.

So glad you are making the most of this opportunity.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Lisafromoto on October 05, 2015, 11:58:56 PM
Your hair is so realistic, this look so good  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Fiona on October 06, 2015, 03:00:14 AM
Excellent stuff Lynn - this course definitely agrees with you!! You are producing some stunning pieces.

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on October 06, 2015, 05:58:17 AM
Very interesting Lynn, totally backward to the way I would normally draw!  :crazy2: That in in itself would be a major challenge. I'm still following you closely here, my pine cone is taking longer than even I would have thought!

You are doing great and moving at the speed of lightning!    :heeha:     :run:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on October 06, 2015, 03:32:00 PM
Thanks Mea, Lisa, Fi and Val.  Val, I too wouldn't put her in this direction, however, since it is life drawing, we are assigned an easel and thus a certain view.  We have to change easels with each new model so we don't get too comfortable with a certain perspective!  Eager to have you come along.  I am very curious about that pine cone but no time to do watercolor at the moment.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on October 10, 2015, 03:25:06 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lynn, your work is progressing in leaps and bounds.  It is exciting to see and I certainly don't get bored so please carry on showing us what you are doing.   Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on October 10, 2015, 05:53:32 PM
Again Lynn you are doing so great.   Keep the good work.  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Liana on October 12, 2015, 02:15:58 PM
Love seeing you awesome work!!  :yippee:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: ncwren on October 13, 2015, 10:13:21 PM
It is very exciting! Next thing you know you will be doing sculpting!  O0
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on October 19, 2015, 08:26:54 PM
  Patricia, I am glad it's not a bore.  Portrait class is the highlight of my week :)   Thanks for looking in Liana, Natalie and Danielle! . Our model tonight.  Lovely girl.


Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 20, 2015, 12:03:03 AM
Lynn,

This is amazing.  I so wish I had the opportunity you have to attend these classes.

Fabulous!!

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on October 20, 2015, 03:09:17 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Fantastic Lynn, you are doing such amazing work.    Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on October 20, 2015, 07:43:32 PM
Thanks again Patricia.  You are so kind.  Mea, you should check around.  Life drawing is more available than I thought.  There has been an open studio for life drawing in a rented room just blocks from me for 9 years and I never knew.  Often they are advertised is any art school but you have to go on there website.  If you get a chance to just draw, even without instruction, you learn tons!!!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Fiona on October 21, 2015, 02:32:43 AM
Great sketches Lynn - and it's really showing a huge improvement with every class you take.

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on December 02, 2015, 08:55:50 PM
Thanks Fi.  Seems like one step forward then one back.  Went to a new open studio tonight.  First time doing full figure life drawing and not showing all of it, out of decorum :)  but it is definitely a challenge.  This was a 3 hour long pose and great fun.  Charcoal and pastel.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 02, 2015, 09:24:50 PM
Lynn

WOW - I'm sure the full figure is as beautiful as what you've shown.  You have so much talent.  This is beautiful.

Love the silky, shiny hair.

Thanks for sharing. 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on December 15, 2015, 03:31:43 PM
Lynn, this is beautiful! I've just been looking through what you've been up to and I must say you are astonishing!!!  :heeha:   I wish I hadn't missed so much and could have followed along better. Well, I'll just have to try and catch up won't I?!  ;D

Brilliant Lynn, you are doing so incredibly well. Can't wait to see the next one!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on December 30, 2015, 04:58:07 PM
you are doing great Lynn.  I started to do life/live body drawing through an internet course.  not quite the same as live class, but until I feel confident, I will stick to this.  keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on January 03, 2016, 07:45:39 PM
Val, no rush.  I would encourage you to try your hand at drawing whoever is near by.  Sometimes I draw my hubbie asleep or go to the park and find someone who is reading or to a coffeehouse and find a student studying.  The "life" part of it is the exhilarating piece even if they turn out bad!  Danielle, I think the online courses can give great methods.  I have tried Proko online which is very high quality.  If you google "timed poses for life drawing"  you can find some timed 1, 2, 5 and 10 minute poses which sort of mimics life drawing.  Please post what you are doing.  Love to see.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: nolan on January 04, 2016, 01:58:06 PM
you are doing well Lynn, life drawing / painting does take heaps of practice to get the eye hand coordination right and is easily the hardest art form to learn, so just keep at it O0
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: cyril on January 05, 2016, 06:31:17 AM
Brilliant Lynn!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on January 08, 2016, 07:10:22 PM
Thanks so much Cyril.  Life drawing is the most fun but Hardest thing I've tried.  This is tonight's model.  She was clothed so I could post.  This was a bit over a l hour sitting but I must say that it takes me at least the first 40 minutes to be comfortable with proportions and gross value structure so I didn't get very far before it was over.  Nolan, you are so right.  I don't know if I will every get enough practice to really feel comfortable.  I find that if I don't go to open studio even for 2 weeks, I am back to square one.  Starting up portrait life class again next week and eager.  This one is 24x18, charcoal and a little pastel.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 08, 2016, 09:08:26 PM
Lynn,

Your life drawings are such a highlight when I fire up the computer.  You do amazing work.

All the details on this painting look like you labored for hours on each.  Such quality in such a short time is just amazing.

So glad you choose to be part of PB.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on January 09, 2016, 05:07:05 AM
Again Lynn you are doing so great.  Keep it up.    :yippee:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: nolan on January 11, 2016, 12:52:32 PM
this one came out lovely Lynn, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on January 18, 2016, 07:42:50 PM
This was our portrait model tonight, Arthur.  I have painted him before in pastel.  This is vine charcoal on blue toned paper, 18x24:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 18, 2016, 09:39:48 PM
Lynn,

This one is taking my breath away.  It is so good.  The blue-toned paper is a nice touch.

The cross-hatched background, in my opinion, seems to take away from the portrait itself.  A smudged background would have been my preference.

Other than that, each element is so well done - the bushy eyebrows, eye, nose, beard.  Even the wispy strands of hair over his bald head look good.

WOW - Double WOW, WOW.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: cyril on January 19, 2016, 12:04:48 AM
Another well executed  portrait  Lynn !! .... :clap:  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on January 19, 2016, 04:02:04 AM
Oh thanks Mea for your observations.  I did enjoy this one and it was from a 3 hour setting so I had more time to focus on details.  He is also a friend so I think I know his features well.  I agree with the crosshatching.  Vine charcoal is easy and hard to work with all at once.  When I knock it down and blur, it loses it's dark value which I wanted for contrast with the front of the face.  I am still new with this medium.  Much to learn!!!  Thanks Cyril.  I see you are trying your hand at quick sketches.  It' will become addictive, I promise!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on January 19, 2016, 04:56:29 AM
Wow wow wow Lynn this is excellent. :yippee:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: jennylynn on January 19, 2016, 06:10:23 AM
my oh my lynn just spent the last 20 mins or so going through your pages of life drawing!! what can I say its breathtaking!  My favourite must be the last one this gent looks so distinguished what a great face to draw! keep up this work lynn you are so good at it O0 cannot wait for the next drawing now  O0
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: nolan on January 19, 2016, 10:59:34 AM
awesome life study :congrats: :not_worthy: :cloud9:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on January 19, 2016, 02:19:03 PM
If only I could think of that word .........  :think:   nope.... so I'll just say awesomely phenomenal!  :congrats:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: patindaytona on January 20, 2016, 11:44:06 AM
Beautiful work Lynn. Very organic and flowing.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on January 21, 2016, 05:33:46 PM
Jennylynn, very kind of you for taking the time to look through thread!  Pat, nice to see you here.  I would hope to acheive "organic" one day. Thanks Val and Nolan!!!  This is quite opposite of my last portrait of Arthur.  I showed up late for open studio and did some quick sketches of our model (15 min).  It was fun to try and just get a few strokes that defined her.  This was my favorite.  Charcoal and soft pastel.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on January 21, 2016, 05:44:52 PM
Nice work in 15 min.   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 21, 2016, 06:57:43 PM
Wow, you did a great job in 15 minutes.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on January 22, 2016, 01:56:01 AM
15 min.?    :faint:

 :congrats:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: nolan on January 22, 2016, 12:47:22 PM
you have all the basics in place so you can do a more detailed studio work later O0
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on January 23, 2016, 04:39:45 AM
Thanks Danielle, Mea, Val and Nolan.  Nolan, I hope that one day I am able to take a rough sketch to completion in the studio.  I should have asked her if I could take her pic.  Models usually say yes. 
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: nolan on January 24, 2016, 12:56:36 PM
always try and get a pic yes, and from the angle you were working from. That allows you to reference at any time

Important : if you intend selling an artwork like this you need to get it in writing that the model agrees
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on January 25, 2016, 04:44:57 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lynn, you never fail to amaze me with the work you are doing.  Absolutely magnificent. 


Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on February 01, 2016, 07:12:59 PM
Thanks Patricia.  I think it is coming along because I love it so much.  There is something magical about people!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Kathysutterlin on February 01, 2016, 08:11:30 PM
Lynn, Your drawing is stunning. Such a lovely girl. 
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: JayJ on February 01, 2016, 10:27:01 PM
Wow! Very impressive!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: sally13 on February 02, 2016, 12:07:59 AM
Lynn this is a beautiful, beautiful picture. Well done :yippee:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on February 02, 2016, 04:53:39 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Lynn, another excellent life drawing.     Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: cyril on February 02, 2016, 08:21:07 AM
Wow lovely -  Lynn   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:... How long did it take this  to complete ??
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on February 02, 2016, 10:06:47 AM
 :yippee:    :yippee: :yippee: awsome Lynn, this is excellent.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: nolan on February 02, 2016, 11:22:27 AM
 :congrats:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 02, 2016, 04:11:25 PM
Lynn,

I absolutely love looking at your work -- the quality is astounding.

This woman looks like she has a struggle with life, but is determined to get past it and be successful.  Hope she does.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: dennis on February 03, 2016, 12:38:15 AM
Well done :clap: :clap: :clap: She has a sad look in the eyes.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on February 03, 2016, 05:51:29 AM
Wow, Thanks for all the support Jay, Kathy, Sally, Cyril, Mea, Patricia, Nolan and Dennis,  Cyril--These life portraits are all about 2 hours of drawing time.  Of course the model takes a 10 minute break every 20 minutes so the drawing is done over 2 sittings(nights).  Funny that you see her as sad which does make sense.  She is a perky girl.  I think that sitting still for so long, looking at a wall makes her mind go numb or puts her half to sleep.  I for one, would love that type of break but I notice that our young models struggle with just sitting ;D
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on February 03, 2016, 03:25:13 PM
I think she looks sad and lost in thought....or as you say Lynn...bored silly!  ;D   Nevertheless, what a stunning job you've made of it. I am truly impressed by the advances you are making. Excellent piece.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: nolan on February 04, 2016, 11:26:57 AM
she has that look in the eye you get when you have been looking forward to your favourite hamburger the whole day and you realise the dog snatched it off your plate while you were pouring the milk
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on February 05, 2016, 05:35:52 AM
 :2funny: Nolan
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on February 06, 2016, 04:06:11 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on February 06, 2016, 06:50:03 PM
Lynn congrat on your appearence on the newletter.   You deserve this your live drawing are great.  :yippee:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on February 06, 2016, 06:53:00 PM
Nolan and Dennis.  Thanks for the notice in the Newsletter.  I was surprised !  Love the other work there.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: JayJ on February 06, 2016, 08:37:35 PM
Congratulations Lynn..well deserved!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 06, 2016, 10:09:52 PM
So good to see your work mentioned in the PB newsletter, Lynn.  You have set a very high standard!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: KathyKuz on February 13, 2016, 04:25:55 PM
Lynn;  Congrats on your mention in the newsletter.  You deserve it.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on February 17, 2016, 07:56:25 PM
life drawing, full figure tonight but since this is the family channel, just showing the face.  I actually think I got the gesture of the body tonight so pretty happy. 
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 17, 2016, 09:16:28 PM
Lynn,

As always, I am blown away by your work.  On this one, I see the woman, not the painting.  The life form has real human shape to it.

Not sure I understand the use of that blotchy look of the greenish gold (or goldish green)??

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on February 18, 2016, 05:39:04 AM
Hi Mea, thanks for looking.  Funny about that mustardy color.  It is actually a distortion from the camera of the buff color of my paper which is showing through.  You know how camera's are!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on February 18, 2016, 06:14:11 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lynn, your work is phenomenal and so great to view.   Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Annie. on February 18, 2016, 06:48:09 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:

Yap, camera...
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: KathyKuz on February 18, 2016, 12:15:20 PM
Lynn:   :clap: :clap: Wow you have done such a great painting.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: JayJ on February 18, 2016, 02:44:58 PM
Another great portrait!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on February 19, 2016, 03:35:56 AM
I am keeping watch Lynn!  :detective:   You are doing such an excellent job with your studies. I see in each one, the form filling out and becoming more and more realistic. You are really picking up on the subtleties of light, shadow, and textures. Brilliant.  :heeha:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on February 22, 2016, 07:12:48 PM
Thanks so much Jay, Kathy, Annie, Patricia and Val.  I wish my portraits in open studio were close to what they can be under instruction in my class!!!  Here is a portrait from tonight's class.  Charcoal on toned paper. I got a good likeness tonight.


Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 22, 2016, 08:29:00 PM
Lynn,

Wow - fantastic work.  Looks so real.  Great work on the necklace.  So intricate.

All features are so well done.

I'd love to be there to watch you work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on February 22, 2016, 08:36:37 PM
Mea, you wouldn't want to watch me in this class--lot's of grimacing,  :'( and :tickedoff: and :heeha:


On another website, there is a yearly portrait swap with the members who want to participate.  It is strictly for fun.  People who want to do it have another person assigned to them to draw or paint and the "model" sends them photos.  Then, all the portraits are posted for grins, not critique.  It would be fun to do here sometime under the Challenges theme but without a vote perhaps.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 22, 2016, 08:59:57 PM
Sounds interesting, Lynn.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on February 23, 2016, 04:09:55 AM
 :congrats:   Oh Banner Job Lynn!  O0   The features and skin tones are brilliant. I love the charcoal on the coloured paper. I am beside myself

 :heeha: :heeha: !!!  I have been so engrossed going over this that I have forgotten to put on the kettle! Something I never do. So I'll go put the kettle on and then come back and survey this piece once more...  :detective:     :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on February 23, 2016, 04:11:32 AM
I like that idea of yours Lynn.... I'll be in touch to discuss our possibilities!   ^-^
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: nolan on February 23, 2016, 01:17:08 PM
great job :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on February 23, 2016, 04:11:32 PM
Thanks Nolan, Mea and Val!  Sorry about the distraction from morning tea Val.  Nothing, I mean nothing can keep me from my morning caffeine :o


Played today with putting a few skin tones into this charcoal drawing.  Of course had to do so from memory as I don't have a pic of the model.  Funny how that is sorta enblazened in your brain when you stare at someone for a few hours!







Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on February 23, 2016, 05:58:14 PM
Line that is an other amazing life portrait.   :yippee:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 23, 2016, 09:35:26 PM
Oh, Jill, you brightened her up a bit.

 So, so lovely.
Lovely.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on February 24, 2016, 04:12:21 PM
You're really bringing her to life Lynn!  :heeha:   This is soooo exciting!   :yippee:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: nolan on March 01, 2016, 12:13:44 PM
great stuff :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

PS - that is why you always take a photo of the model at the live class ;)
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on March 01, 2016, 03:05:02 PM
Thanks Danielle, Mea and Val.  Funny Nolan, I always forget to do that.  Probably because when I go to figure drawing we can't take pics of course!  Here is a portrait exercise from class to practice drawing with conte instead of charcoal.  Am going to try it at open studio tomorrow.  It is less forgiving than charcoal for sure so measurements need to be more exact.  This is from exercises by William Maughan, a great portrait artist.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on March 01, 2016, 03:50:18 PM
Great drawing. I still have some conte from well, eons ago. I never had a lot of luck with it. You on the other hand...  :congrats:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on March 01, 2016, 04:01:03 PM
Wow again Lynn you are doing so great. What an artist you are.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on March 07, 2016, 07:45:41 PM
Hi Mea and Danielle.  Well, I am not ready for life drawing with conte pencil.  It was a disaster as I had to adjust too much.  Below I am back to charcoal!  The first is after the first sitting and then the final sitting tonight.  Each sitting of the model is 90 min.



Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Tania on March 07, 2016, 07:55:11 PM
Another stunning work of art, Lynn!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: jillh on March 07, 2016, 08:21:57 PM
Stunning Lynn!  I'm so impressed.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 07, 2016, 10:16:51 PM
Lynn,

Again, WOW - your work is amazing.  The difference is incredible between the first and the second sitting. 

I just love to see your work.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Danielle123 on March 08, 2016, 03:18:22 PM
Again great sketches Lynn.  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:   I will have to verify what a conte pencil is, i do not think I ever tried that. 
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Post by: Denise808 on March 08, 2016, 05:26:50 PM
Wow. Like they said - STUNNING!
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Post by: nolan on March 09, 2016, 12:02:43 PM
just keep practicing with the conte O0
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Post by: Danielle123 on March 10, 2016, 08:19:58 AM
Lynn are your live classes with a teacher that gide you or is it just live people that poses? 
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Post by: lynn p. on March 10, 2016, 11:05:25 AM
Danielle, most of the portraits are in portrait class with a teacher and live model.  She doesn't lecture but circulates to each of us (about 10) to give correction and then we have a critique by all students at the end of class.  Some times I go to "open studio" where there is just a model and no teaching.  It is offered at the local art academy.
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Post by: Danielle123 on March 10, 2016, 02:23:43 PM
 :thankyou: Lynn, they do give open classes here to at 5$ I might go at a few sessions. There is one art school that charges over 200$ and  no teachers to help, I do not get that.
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Post by: lynn p. on March 13, 2016, 01:05:21 PM
Danielle, open studio for $5 a session is a good deal, as the models need to be paid.  Here, they charge about $5 per hour so one of the studios I attend is 2 hours ($10) and the other is 3 hours ($15).  To charge $200 for no instruction is ridiculous.  However, I do talk to people here at the Academy that sometimes complain that they paid $400 for a class and got virtually no teaching.  I don't get that.  I pay $20 per hour here for truly great instruction but it IS true that the teacher quietly comes around to you only about 3 times per night to help.  She doesn't like to talk to the group while they are all drawing and concentrating.  During our 10 minute breaks, while the model is down, she will draw demonstrations and give us steps in writing to hang near our paper as we draw.  Very helpful!  I am going to a hands and feet drawing class with her this weekend.  Can't wait.
Hope you start attending.  I think you will get addicted.  It is SO different than drawing from a photo and very confidence building.
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Post by: Danielle123 on March 14, 2016, 10:29:50 AM
Thank you for the Info Lynn.  It is very good for 5$ per night and I am greatfull for that.   :clap: A year or so ago I did attend one session I was so shy, and my 5 $ session went up to 70$ got a ticket for parking  :'( :crazy2:  in the street  winter time.  Did not get over that one.   :whistle:  Now the session are in Ottawa across the river from us Gatinois, but it is not far. 
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Post by: lynn p. on March 14, 2016, 06:18:37 PM
Danielle--I recall that ticket you got.  Ugh!!!  I want to really encourage you to go back.  I understand the "shy" thing but given your talent, I know you will catch on very quickly.  I too was extremely shy about going and thought that only "real artists" attended.  I felt so much better after going.  There were several people there who were casual drawers and one guy who actually drew stick figures.  That made me feel more comfortable.  The moderator is usually happy for anyone to attend so the model can get paid.  Most people don't even look around at what others are doing.  You will be happy you went back!!!!!!
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Post by: Danielle123 on March 14, 2016, 06:22:15 PM
Thank you Lynn for that, there is one on wednesday i think I will make an effort to go . 
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Post by: lynn p. on March 17, 2016, 11:47:45 AM
So happy you are going to go again.  Let us know how it is.
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Post by: lynn p. on April 25, 2016, 06:55:41 PM
Latest portrait from life in charcoal.  Can't show my latest full figures  :whistle:
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on April 25, 2016, 08:05:14 PM
 :heeha: Wow, fabulous portrait, Lynn.
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Post by: Val on April 26, 2016, 02:01:38 PM
 :heeha: Your shadings are fabulous, you are really doing well with your charcoal.

My charcoal has been relegated to the storage box for now. Much to blustery for anything that creates dust!
 :eek:   Oy I shudder to think of poor PJ's interior!  :2funny:
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Post by: Danielle123 on April 26, 2016, 02:42:31 PM
An other beautiful live drawing Lynn.    :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: lynn p. on April 26, 2016, 06:04:14 PM
Thanks so much Kathy--she was a beautiful girl.


Funny Val, used my charcoal outside today and was windy.  Came home looking like Peppermint Pattie (is that the messy one?).  The other night my drawing teacher took a group photo of all of us and our drawings.  She posted and wouldn't you know,  I am the only one in with black tribal marks :o


Thanks Danielle!
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on April 26, 2016, 08:20:29 PM

Funny Val, used my charcoal outside today and was windy.  Came home looking like Peppermint Pattie (is that the messy one?).  The other night my drawing teacher took a group photo of all of us and our drawings.  She posted and wouldn't you know,  I am the only one in with black tribal marks :o


Pig pen is the messy one who always has a dust cloud following him. Peppermint Patty is the little Tomboy who has a crush on Charlie Brown. (I love the Peanuts gang and their sweet stories  :smitten: :smitten:)
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Post by: lynn p. on April 27, 2016, 07:11:36 PM
Oh thanks Kathy!!! Pig Pen it is then!
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Post by: Val on April 28, 2016, 01:49:24 PM
Oh thanks Kathy!!! Pig Pen it is then!

Move over Lynn.....another pig just fell in the pen!!!   :2funny:
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Post by: lynn p. on April 30, 2016, 12:05:43 PM
 :2funny:
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Post by: nolan on May 02, 2016, 12:44:04 AM
wonderful, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: lynn p. on May 09, 2016, 06:06:56 PM
Oh Thanks Nolan, really appreciate it!!! This is tonight's model.  It was hard getting the age around her eyes.
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Post by: mea hamo pena on May 09, 2016, 06:32:36 PM
Wow, that is great, Lynn.  Now having been to at least one live model class, I can really appreciate your work even more.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on May 09, 2016, 08:09:17 PM
 :heeha: Wow Lynn! The detail is incredible. How long did you have to draw this?
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Post by: Danielle123 on May 10, 2016, 03:06:21 AM
Well done again Lynn, you are a pro at it.  :yippee:  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on May 10, 2016, 03:27:55 AM
I think you have done a great job O0

PS - I have moved this thread to the pencil encourager section as it seems to belong better there now with all the drawings posted in the thread
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on May 12, 2016, 03:40:00 AM
Thanks Mea, Kathy, Danielle and Nolan!!! This was our typical 2 night sitting Kathy which is a total of 160 minutes of drawing, so a little over 2 and a half hours.  The first night I generally get the gesture, proportion and big value areas and on the second night, start on the features.
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Post by: Val on May 12, 2016, 04:48:18 AM
Wow!!!  :heeha:   Great work there Lynn.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Steve Weatherwax on May 13, 2016, 06:25:04 PM
Great job! I love it. :clap::clap::clap:
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Post by: KathyKuz on May 16, 2016, 01:23:45 PM
Lynn:  you are doing wonderful with your life drawing.  Each one is better and better.   :yippee:
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Post by: lynn p. on May 23, 2016, 06:41:22 PM
This is Marie from tonight's portrait class.  I learned a cool trick tonight.  The pattern in her shirt was made by rolling a kneaded eraser over the charcoal and it picked up the charcoal, leaving an organic pattern.
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Post by: mea hamo pena on May 23, 2016, 07:11:13 PM
Stunning, as always.  Your work is incredible.  Love the kneaded eraser trick.

aloha

mea
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Post by: KathyKuz on May 25, 2016, 11:51:51 AM
Lynn:  Your drawing is beautiful.  I like the texture that the kneaded eraser made.  That is a cleaver trick.
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Post by: Happychappy on May 25, 2016, 04:00:57 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Oh! Lynn, what can I say but this drawing is superb.  You have drawn your model so realistically. You never fail to amaze me.  Absolutely wonderful work.    Patricia
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Post by: Steve Weatherwax on May 26, 2016, 10:55:18 AM
Really nice, Lynn! What brand of charcoal are you using?
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Post by: lynn p. on May 26, 2016, 06:29:23 PM
Hi Steve.  I start all my drawings toning my paper with chunky vine charcoal and then use  thinner vine for dark areas and an eraser to lift off the toning for lighter areas.  After I get the shapes the way I want, I touch down the vine by lightly sweeping it with a well worn paper towel and then reinstate my drawing, adding detail with compressed charcoal (pencil #6)  I like Coates vine charcoal and have used all kinds of charcoal pencils from General to Cretacolor.
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Post by: Steve Weatherwax on May 27, 2016, 03:33:13 AM
Thanks, Lynn.

I recently have been fooling around with charcoal, so I understand some of your process. When I first tried charcoal, I didn't like it at all. But it gets addictive! A little messy, but addictive. It seems like you can do a lot quickly. And I also like the ability to push the charcoal around easily.
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Post by: nolan on May 31, 2016, 03:30:29 AM
great job :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Val on May 31, 2016, 05:41:59 AM
 :heeha: Brilliant! You truly are an inspiration Lynn!   :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: lynn p. on June 22, 2016, 06:56:20 PM
Hi All.  This is our wonderful polynesian model at life drawing tonight.  C&C welcome.
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Post by: Val on June 22, 2016, 07:31:23 PM
She's beautiful Lynn! I love their features, strong and yet something soft...very gentle about them. That may not make sense to anyone, but I know what I mean!  ;D

You've done a wonderful job capturing her.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: dennis on June 22, 2016, 07:41:51 PM
Great eye-hand co-ordination for live models :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on June 22, 2016, 08:51:19 PM
 :clap: Beautiful work, Lynn. It amazes me that you get such fine detail. How long was the sitting?
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Post by: mea hamo pena on June 22, 2016, 09:38:06 PM
Lynn,

Wow, you do such good work.  She looks like so many young ladies in my neighborhood.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Steve Weatherwax on June 23, 2016, 05:33:17 AM
Beautiful! :yippee: Since you can work so quickly in charcoal, do you completely finish the portrait at the sitting or do you do some tweaking at home?
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Post by: lynn p. on June 23, 2016, 07:46:20 AM
Thanks so much Val, Kathy, Mea and Steve and thanks Dennis for checking in.  My eye hand coordination which was terrible at the start is improving with practice.  Kathy, this sitting was long, 6 20 minute sittings or 3 hours if you include the model breaks.  Sometimes I go to open studio that only gives us 1 hour with breaks so this time period  is great.  Steve, I rarely do anything to the drawing after the model comes down, mostly because when they pose nude, I can't take a photo from which to work and am not good at working from memory.  However, I 've been thinking about taking a photo of the clothed models to see if I can refine the drawings more at home.  How is your charcoal going?
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Post by: Steve Weatherwax on June 24, 2016, 04:36:41 AM
Hi Lynn,

I haven't done anything recently with charcoal. I'm still trying to figure out what direction I want to go with it. Portraiture looks interesting, but I need to learn how to draw people first. Thanks for asking. :)
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Post by: nolan on June 27, 2016, 02:23:51 AM
great job :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: lynn p. on June 27, 2016, 04:55:40 AM
 :smitten: Nolan.
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Post by: Danielle123 on June 27, 2016, 05:18:14 PM
Lynn you are doing superb live drawings. Hawsome 2 ladies.   :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: you have become quite the artist.  Congrat.
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Post by: lynn p. on June 30, 2016, 04:06:05 AM
this is lovely Heidi, our model last night.  2 hours drawing.  Charcoal and pastel.
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on June 30, 2016, 10:41:50 AM
 :heeha: Wow, Lynn! Well done. It amazes me that you can do this in 2 hours.  O0
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Post by: Happychappy on June 30, 2016, 04:14:58 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Excellent Lynn and in such a short time.    Patricia
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Post by: Tousabella on June 30, 2016, 06:35:50 PM



Amazing!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: lynn p. on June 30, 2016, 08:12:12 PM
Thanks Kathy, Patricia and Rhetta.  The time sounds short but I spend most of it measuring features a million times and then slap dash some color on at the last second, thus the scribbled lines.  You should try open studio if there are any near by.  It is a delight and everyone is learning.
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on June 30, 2016, 08:48:46 PM
Thanks Kathy, Patricia and Rhetta.  The time sounds short but I spend most of it measuring features a million times and then slap dash some color on at the last second, thus the scribbled lines.  You should try open studio if there are any near by.  It is a delight and everyone is learning.

I would love to at some point. I haven't ventured into portraits yet. Portraits is on my list of classes to try.  ;)
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Post by: Happychappy on July 01, 2016, 03:25:22 AM
I don't think I could ever attempt an open studio for it is difficult for me to get a likeness just copying a picture let alone a model.    :2funny:


Patricia
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Post by: Val on July 01, 2016, 04:31:46 AM
it is difficult for me to get a likeness just copying a picture let alone a model.    :2funny:

I'm with you Patricia.... plus.... I'm not sure how acceptable I'd be hovering about the model with my BIG magnifier!!!  :detective:     :2funny:
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Post by: lynn p. on July 01, 2016, 04:37:00 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: Val.  What a picture that paints in my mind!
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 01, 2016, 03:04:40 PM
:2funny: :2funny: Val.  What a picture that paints in my mind!

 :heeha: :heeha: Oh my! Quite the picture, for sure.   :blush: Yikes!  :2funny: :2funny:
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Post by: Val on July 01, 2016, 05:04:05 PM
  :eek:    Scary huh?  :eyesclosed:
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Post by: Happychappy on July 02, 2016, 02:43:48 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:  Val, you are a scream a minute.   Patricia
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Post by: Steve Weatherwax on July 03, 2016, 05:25:28 AM
Can't believe I missed this one! Oh, well, its been a hectic week.

Beautiful job. :yippee: :yippee: I know charcoal goes down easily, but I, too, am amazed at how quickly you work. Congrats.
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Post by: Danielle123 on July 04, 2016, 01:49:33 PM
An other well done live drawing Lynn.  Congrat. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: lynn p. on July 16, 2016, 01:45:03 PM
Went to a fun sketchbook life drawing workshop today.  The purpose was to teach us how to sketch people in a coffeehouse, park or music club quickly and when they are moving.  It was great but hard.  We learned to sketch the part of the person that was likely to be stationary first and then quickly add gestures of the hands , head etc. last.  This is an example.  The first was a girl reading (30 min) and she repositioned her hands a book a lot.  The second was a musician who was playing and moving constantly--the hardest!!!(15 min.)


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Post by: Val on July 16, 2016, 03:14:31 PM
Wow Lynn, that is something I would love to do!  :heeha:   I've tried a few times.... just not quick enough!  ;D   Great job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: mea hamo pena on July 16, 2016, 03:41:31 PM
Great job, Lynn.  Sounds challenging. 

Wow you even had time to add background around the girl - or did you add that later?

aloha

mea
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 16, 2016, 05:45:18 PM
  :clap: So awesome, Lynn. You find the most interesting classes.  :D
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Post by: Happychappy on July 17, 2016, 03:34:16 AM
Lynn, you did fantastically well and are really up to the task. I admire you and what you can do in such a short time which really astounds me.   Keep up the wonderful work.  Patricia
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Post by: lynn p. on July 17, 2016, 05:08:22 AM
Thanks Val, Mea, Kathy and Patricia.  I did a little background on the first sketch as I had a little time but had to stop but our teacher suggests as much background as you can as it helps place the subject.  Here is a list as best that I recall of what I learned.  Hope it  helps.


1. SET YOUR SKETCHBOOK VERTICALLY ON YOUR LAP AND HOLD YOUR PENCIL AT THE BASE.
2. USE YOUR SITING STICK TO GET QUICK UNDERSTANDING OF HEIGHT TO WIDTH AND SET PERIMETERS.
3. USE A QUADRANT SHEET AND ALIGN TO TOP AND BOTTOM OF SCENE TO CHECK PROPORTION.
4. STARE AT VALUES TO SEE HOW THINGS RELATE.  THINK ABOUT STARTING THE DRAWING BY DRAWING SOMETHING STATIONARY AND LIGHTEST OBJECT.  USE THE OBJECT FOR COMPARATIVE MEASURING. (LIKE A WINDOW IN BACKGROUND).
5. WHEN CONSIDERING PERSPECTIVE, USE YOUR THUMB AND INDEX FINGER TO FORM AN "L" AND USE IDEA OF A CLOCK TO CHECK ANGLES (E.G. IT'S CLOSEST TO 4 O'CLOCK).
6. START WITH LIGHT LINES AND GESTURES AND DARKEN LATER.  DO NOT START WITH JUST ONE OBJECT AND MOVE ON TO NEXT.
7. WHEN DRAWING PEOPLE BE SURE TO EMPHASIZE WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND RELATE TO ENVIRONMENT(LEANING AGAINST WALL, SITTING IN CHAIR ETC)
8. DRAW NEGATIVE SPACE AROUND OBJECTS OR PEOPLE WHICH IS FAST SHORT CUT.  DON'T WORRY ABOUT DETAILS LIKE EYES, MOUTH OF PEOPLE.
9.  STARE AT YOUR SCENE A WHILE AND CHOOSE PEOPLE THAT DON'T MOVE AS MUCH.  WHEN STARTING TO DRAW PEOPLE, DRAW CHAIR ETC. FIRST AND THEN THE PART OF THE PERSON THAT DOESN'T MOVE LIKE WHERE THEIR SEAT MEETS THE CHAIR OR IN THE CASE OF THE MUSICIAN WE DREW HIS LEGS AS HIS TORSO SWAYED.  CAPTURE QUICK NEGATIVE SPACE (LIKE BETWEEN ARMS AND INSTRUMENT) LAST OF MOVING PARTS.
9. DON'T ERASE MISTAKES WHEN DRAWING WITH CHARCOAL PENCIL OR PASTEL PENCIL BUT SMEAR MISTAKE INTO BACKGROUND WITH TISSUE AND USE ERASER TO LIFT OUT LIGHT AREAS.  SHE AVOIDS GRAPHITE FOR SKETCHING AS HARDER TO GET VERY DARKS EASILY AND FAST.


HOPE THIS HELPS.
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Post by: mea hamo pena on July 17, 2016, 07:11:51 AM
Lynn,

Thank you for sharing that information.  I am copying it to place inside the cover of my sketchbook and another to hang on the wall in my studio.

You are really so helpful!

aloha

mea
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Post by: mea hamo pena on July 17, 2016, 07:37:08 AM
Oh, Lynn, one question on the first tip.  I have seen artists hold the pencil at the top.  Did your teacher give a reason for holding it at the base?  I am assuming base means bottom - right?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on July 17, 2016, 10:09:08 AM
She feels that when you hold like you are writing a check you get less range of motion, less variety of pressure and tend to be too close to your paper so you aren't noticing the whole as much. in class if she sees us drawing like we are writing a check, she says "now you owe me a check"  :)  It's all about being loose.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on July 17, 2016, 10:56:02 AM
Mea, after seeing your sketches I thought you would find it funny to see this.  About 4 months ago I was trying to do quick face sketches from life or photo, giving myself about 15 min.  You were one of them ;D  Of course I couldn't really see your features as I was drawing from the little pic on PB at the time.  Probably no resemblance but a beautiful small and spirit for sure.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 17, 2016, 12:03:44 PM
OMG, Lynn.  I instantly recognized myself!!!!  I love it.  I want to hang it in my studio!!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 17, 2016, 12:08:12 PM
Lynn,

Now I am even more confused.  Your tips say to hold the base of the pencil.  My definition of the base is the bottom -- close to the paper (as in writing a check).  Your explanation just said that's the wrong way to do it.
H-E-L-P!

aloha

mea (I'm still in ecstasy over the sketch you did of me!)
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on July 17, 2016, 12:59:55 PM
Ha mea!! Hold it at the end away from the lead/tip.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 17, 2016, 03:12:22 PM
OK, got it now.  Thanks.  That's what I thought it should be!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on July 17, 2016, 03:54:26 PM
I recognized Mea as soon as I saw the drawing on the forum! Well done you!!!  :heeha:

I've copied your list as well. Excellent suggestions, thanks much for sharing.  O0
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on July 17, 2016, 04:50:51 PM
Lynn I too recognized Mea in your sketch .  Well done.  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on July 17, 2016, 05:09:32 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: FANTASTIC Lynn. I recognised Mea.  You did a great job and can be so proud of yourself for it is very difficult to even get a likeness and you nailed it.  Good job.   Patricia
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 17, 2016, 08:34:15 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: FANTASTIC Lynn. I recognised Mea.  You did a great job and can be so proud of yourself for it is very difficult to even get a likeness and you nailed it.  Good job.   Patricia

 :clap: Yes, I recognized Mea too! Mea was my very first thought as soon as I saw the drawing before I ever read your post.  :D You are really good at these portraits.  :clap:
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Post by: Steve Weatherwax on July 22, 2016, 05:32:43 PM
O0 O0
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Post by: Win on July 24, 2016, 05:53:12 AM
 :clap: great drawing off Mea, I like the loose style
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on July 27, 2016, 07:20:29 PM
Life drawing tonight.  Lovely Jamie.  6 20 min. sessions.  Pastel on sanded paper tonight.
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Post by: mea hamo pena on July 27, 2016, 07:45:03 PM
Lynn

Her hair looks so real!!  Great skin.

Oh, I want to live next door to you and follow you to all these incredible live classes.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on July 27, 2016, 08:10:46 PM
Thanks Mea.  I wish you were next door also!!! It would be so fun.  Her back looks a bit weird but she was on her stomach, pushing up on her hands and her back muscles were engaged.  I am trying to just draw what I see.  If I crop sometimes it is strange.
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Post by: Happychappy on July 28, 2016, 03:06:12 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Excellent Lynn. I just love seeing your progress which is remarkable.   Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on July 28, 2016, 04:11:34 AM
Lynn, you keep getting better and better! Beautiful piece. O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on July 28, 2016, 04:42:25 PM
 Thanks Mea, Patricia and Steve for looking. Don't usually get a chance for life drawing 3 times in a week but was able to go to a quick life drawing session tonight (less than an hour).  Not great, but always good practice.
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Post by: mea hamo pena on July 28, 2016, 06:38:21 PM
Lynn,

Amazing work.  You do hair so well!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on July 28, 2016, 07:51:33 PM
oops--I gave her 6 fingers ;D
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on July 29, 2016, 06:17:43 AM
oops--I gave her 6 fingers ;D

 >:D   I suspect that is why she doesn't look too happy!  ;)    ;D

Still nicely done Lynn, the touches of colour give nice roundings. Decided if I'm to have any success at following you I need to step back and dive deep into my lessons!  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Win on July 29, 2016, 07:21:20 AM
Very impressive for a quick live drawing Lynn even with her extra finger  ;D
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on July 29, 2016, 07:30:27 AM
I'm impressed also. Especially on how fast you can work! Nice job. :clap::clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 29, 2016, 11:23:43 AM
 :heeha: It is amazing what you can draw in a short time, Lynn! I agree with Mea. You do hair very well.  :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on August 01, 2016, 06:25:59 PM
Thanks Mea, Win , Val , Steve and Kathy.  Mea, hair is my specialty because it's the easiest :D   Val, poor girl, she actually took a pic of this afterwards and before I realized the deformity :o  Steve, fast is not always good.  Didn't really get much of a likeness of her.  This studio has very quick sittings but good for the eye hand coordination.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on August 01, 2016, 06:28:46 PM
This is our model from tonight.  One of my best likenesses but I struggle as you can see with how to apply white charcoal.  I either go too light or paste it on like here.  Not sure why it looks pink in the photo??






Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: BeaSue on August 01, 2016, 06:30:38 PM
Lynn, this is truly amazing!!!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 01, 2016, 06:55:02 PM
Lynn, again, a superb job.  Gorgeous hair - as you said, it's your specialty!

Oh, this may be your best live model yet.  Not may be - IS!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Elizabeth on August 01, 2016, 11:12:00 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Absolutely GREAT!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on August 02, 2016, 02:58:05 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Wow, Lynn, another MAGNIFICENT drawing.  You are just an excellent artist and it is so exciting to see your work.  I hold you in such high esteem.


Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Win on August 02, 2016, 02:59:05 AM
Stunning  :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on August 02, 2016, 03:58:48 AM
Outstanding! :yippee::yippee::yippee::yippee:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Gita on August 02, 2016, 04:26:42 AM
I am stunned, amazed, inspired and delighted to see all your life-work, Lynn. Absolutely superb! O0 O0 :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on August 02, 2016, 04:38:32 AM
Gita thank you.  I owe so much to my teacher, Carol Peebles.  Check out her portraits on her Facebook page.  Also, just looked through your gallery and LOVE your watercolor paintings.  Talk about stunned, amazed and delighted!  Wow!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on August 02, 2016, 04:54:40 AM
Far and away your best to date.  O0 The shading/contouring in this drawing is great! You have come so far in such a short time.

I have only played a tiny amount with my one white charcoal pencil. It is tricky, but fantastic effects can be acquired with a bit of patience and practice.... a bit difficult with the time allotment you have, I'd still be sitting in the same spot when the class came back the following week! ;D

Excellent work Lynn, and the best is yet to come.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: cyril on August 02, 2016, 05:37:26 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: ... what can I say ? its amazing dear Lynn!. :flowers:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Kathysutterlin on August 02, 2016, 06:59:40 AM
 :heeha:  :heeha:  :heeha: Wow, Lynn! This portrait is incredible! Your talent is amazing.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on August 02, 2016, 10:58:31 AM
Ah shucks guys you are so kind.  Cyril, Val, Kathy--I am now convinced anyone can learn to draw well with practice but practice is surely the issue.  I really think that I could draw for 5 more years, several hours per week, and not have the draftsman skills of my teacher!  But, that is what makes it so fun--always something to achieve!!!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on August 03, 2016, 06:59:35 AM
Some days finding and getting my gear together is an achievement!  :2funny:

Lynn, the rate at which you achieve will have your works hanging in the Louvre.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on August 23, 2016, 08:21:58 PM
Well, after my last life portrait I suddenly can't do much of anything.  This week's model is below and I just didn't capture her likeness well or draw well this week!  I feel like I am losing it and the more I try to correct mistakes the worse it gets.  Ughh!!! Signing up for life drawing (figure) tomorrow and starting in a few weeks.  Should be interesting.  We have drawing units from life of hands, feet etc.  Bad time to lose what little touch I was developing.  Sorry for complaining :tickedoff: :uglystupid2: :heeha:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 23, 2016, 09:04:54 PM
Lynn,

I felt that way a couple weeks ago, now I am on a roll.  My turn around came when Cyril got me hooked on the sketch pad from Dennis's WC lessons.

Hang in there. Everyone has small setbacks.

The drawing you just posted looks very good.  I'm sure you see faults, but I see gorgeous skin and beautiful features. 

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: jennylynn on August 23, 2016, 10:45:48 PM
lynn WOW!!  just looked through your portraits stunning!! this work is truly amazing absolutely love your live models  O0  the hair rhe  O0skin oh my you truly are becoming an accomplished artist
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on August 24, 2016, 04:36:52 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Fantastic Lynn, I think you are being too hard on yourself for your work is outstanding to say the least.  We all have low points so don't feel bad and remember a problem shared is a problem halved. Tomorrow you will feel better. 


Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on August 24, 2016, 04:50:08 AM
I agree. You're being too hard on yourself. I wish I could do what you do! Don't focus on how far away you are from your destination. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other and you'll get there!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on August 24, 2016, 06:25:51 AM
Lynn,
I suddenly can't do much of anything. /  I feel like I am losing it  /   the more I try to correct mistakes the worse it gets. /  Bad time to lose what little touch I was developing.

Have you been looking in my mirror lately?!  :nono:    I could add a few more negative expletives to these, but I highly recommend you don't do that...  :eyesclosed: it can be pretty scary some days. Just ask anybody here! 
Duck and cover!  :attacked:    :2funny:

Seriously now, when I look back over all you have accomplished in the recent past... graphite/charcoal drawings, pastel, iconic paintings.... wow  :heeha: You are pretty amazing. Go take a look for yourself, I know you'll be impressed. So buck up, breathe deep, grab some charcoal and go get dirty!  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

But first....   :think: I'll give you my take on this drawing...

Well, I see it this way...  Since we have never seen this pretty lady, AND, are most likely never to see this lovely lady.... I'd say you caught her perfectly.  O0
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Gita on August 24, 2016, 08:59:00 AM
Lynn, this is another striking drawing! Wow, you´ve done it sooo well!
Thank you that you like my water colours. I am improving.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on August 24, 2016, 02:36:49 PM
Thank you so much my paint basket friends :smitten: :flowers: Better than therapy.  You turned my day around!!!
Mea, you are right, there is always another day.  I love your sketchbook drawings.
Jennylynn--Thanks so much for your encouragement :thankyou:
Patricia--I'd never heard that "A problem shared is a problem halved" but I love it.  Thanks.


Steve--I DO think about how far I am from my destination, but I am going to take your advice to heart :thankyou:
Val, what can I say--you are the PB cheerleader par excellence!!!  I always appreciate your sweet scoldings and humor which is uplifting to say the least.
Gita--Love the latest sketches.  You are developing a unique style that is recognizable!

Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: TeresaM on August 25, 2016, 12:07:49 AM
Wow Lynn  your drawings are wonderful.  :flowers:
I am new to PB and have been viewing people's drawings and paintings so have just come upon yours. I read Val's comments regarding your latest drawing so i went back through your posts and so agree with her. I too would say stop beating yourself up,  your progress  is fantastic.
 
 
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on August 27, 2016, 01:18:30 PM
Teresa, thanks for taking a look.  I'm not usually a whiner but did feel like I had forgotten all I learned!  Took a figure drawing one day workshop today and we had a model for 90 minutes.  It was HARD but fun.  This is in preparation for taking a figure drawing class at the Academy here in September.  This old brain is trying to get a jump on those fast learning yunguns!!! ;)
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on August 27, 2016, 05:06:40 PM
I'm a bit confused by the highlights on the model and the dark/light of the background seem to be reversed. Does this make sense? Not wording this very well....intense heat today has fried my brain.  :tongue:   If it seems nonsensical, I'll try rephrasing it in the morning!  ;D
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 27, 2016, 05:37:24 PM
Certainly looks good to me, but I think I see what Val means about the shading and highlights being mixed up.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on August 27, 2016, 06:51:01 PM
Thanks guys.  Who knows about the light, I just put in the values I see.  There are multiple light sources from windows and then one high overhead light pointing to her front.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 27, 2016, 07:53:59 PM
OK, Lynn.  That makes sense - multiple light sources must have been the cause.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on August 28, 2016, 05:29:00 AM
I seem to be a bit obsessed with light sources lately. Multiple light sources would easily explain what I am seeing. Feel free to ignore me, I know the focus is on the model as opposed to the background.....my brain is still looking for that harmony between the two.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on August 28, 2016, 07:55:18 AM
Val, I think you are right to think that way.  Our teacher teaches us to develop the value of the background along with the model.  I think some of the confusion is the abrupt change in value at her head.  It wasn't that abrupt but the model is only "up" for so long and so I am trying to get as much done on her as possible.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on August 28, 2016, 10:23:51 AM
I'll just put my magnifier away for the next one!  :whistle:      :2funny:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: TeresaM on August 29, 2016, 02:01:14 AM
Another beautiful drawing and yes it makes sense seeing there are different light source, one from the top and a other from the side  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on August 30, 2016, 04:30:54 AM
This looks great to me, Lynn. Thanks for confirming my impression that the light source is from high and left. O0 O0
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on September 04, 2016, 06:08:09 PM
Oh thanks Teresa and Steve.  Can't wait to start figure drawing class next week.  Am going to use this as my comparison, hoping I get better :) :)
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 04, 2016, 09:20:01 PM
Yay, Lynn.  Back at 'em!!  Looking forward to seeing what you learn.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Elizabeth on September 04, 2016, 10:21:12 PM
Lynn - Your drawings are very well done! Enjoy the class!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on September 05, 2016, 05:55:09 PM
Thanks Elizabeth!  Here is tonight's portrait drawing model.   Next week is my first figure class.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 05, 2016, 06:03:40 PM
See, Lynn, you've still got it!!! He looks great.  Handsome young man.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on September 05, 2016, 06:44:12 PM
Beautiful charcoal! :yippee::yippee: You're getting very good in this medium.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Elizabeth on September 05, 2016, 10:26:00 PM
Well done! Congratulations with yet another achievement.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Kathysutterlin on September 06, 2016, 04:59:54 AM
 :clap: Amazing work, Lynn. I very much admire your ability to draw what you see.  :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: nolan on September 08, 2016, 03:19:50 AM
you are getting betterer and betterer :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Gita on September 08, 2016, 12:27:05 PM
I am impressed Lynn. I think the naked model looks just right the way you´ve drawn.  I understand Val´s point, but somehow to me it does not seem to matter- the drawing looks simply great. Especially the hair.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on September 09, 2016, 05:29:06 PM
Hi Mea--yes he was a sweet young man and think like modeling.


Thanks Steve, Elizabeth and Kathy.
 :2funny: Nolan


Thanks Gita.  Sometimes when I draw, I just draw what I see and don't think much about the logic of it.  I suppose it would be good to do both :D .  Start figure drawing class on Monday and very excited.  I hope I get "betterer" as Nolan says.

Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on September 19, 2016, 06:48:47 PM



Great model tonight.  Could have spent whole time on a portrait of his HAIR!


Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 19, 2016, 07:27:45 PM
Lynn

Marvelous job on him.  Great work on the hair.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Kathysutterlin on September 19, 2016, 08:20:32 PM
 :heeha: Fantastic drawing, Lynn. I love the texture you captured in the hair and the very strong facial features. Bravo!  :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on September 20, 2016, 01:12:02 AM
 :heeha: Looks like you are out of your 'slump'! Great work on this Lynn.  O0    I can see where you could spend all of the time on his hair, it's fabulous! Just because my hair is past my butt doesn't make me biased, but I do love long hair. I agree, I could spend days just drawing the layers and curves in flowing hair. I might even have to take up drawing the backs of heads like Mea!  ;D

I love the shadings on this one, shows nice curvatures. Great job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on September 20, 2016, 10:28:15 AM
Wonderful job, Lynn! You are getting  really good with the charcoal. :clap::clap::clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: cyril on September 21, 2016, 09:25:42 AM
great stuff Lynn ! keep going !  :clap: :clap:  you are an inspiration to us all. :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on October 02, 2016, 04:33:13 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lynn you are "betterer and betterer" ... you are an amazing artist.   Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on October 24, 2016, 06:34:32 PM
Mea, Kathy, Val , Steve, Cyril and Patricia--Thanks so much for the encouragement.  This was our lovely model tonight.  Portrait is generally going well but my figure drawings are really off and tough.  Can't show here!!!


Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Kathysutterlin on October 24, 2016, 07:53:30 PM
 :smitten: This is absolutely beautiful, Lynn. Your detail and shading looks great. Your model was a lovely subject.  :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 25, 2016, 12:08:38 AM
Lynn,

This is so well done.  Beautiful eyes.  Skin is so nice.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on October 26, 2016, 09:00:47 AM
Another superb charcoal! I love it. :yippee::yippee:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on October 27, 2016, 02:28:41 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lynn, another beautiful drawing.    Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Gita on November 14, 2016, 03:32:42 AM
Great drawing!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on December 06, 2016, 04:15:02 AM
This might be my favorite model.  We had her last night and she came in fur!!!  In New Orleans  :2funny:
Sorry I have been away.  I have become obsessed with life drawing, drawing about 6 hours a week in the studio.  Going to an Advanced Life Drawing class starting in January, where we will have longer, more detailed drawings.  Can't wait but miss everyone!

Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Elizabeth on December 06, 2016, 05:23:16 AM
 :clap: :clap: Lynn. Yet another beauty! Your work is stunning!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 06, 2016, 09:30:00 AM
Oh, Lynn.  Exquisite.  She looks so regal - maybe the lost Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia. 

By the way, my neighbor has a photo of his grandmother playing with the Romanov children in Russia.  His great grandfather was a Swedish (?) ambassador to Russia.

Good luck with the new life class.  You will astound us even more.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Kathysutterlin on December 06, 2016, 09:56:34 AM
 :heeha: Your drawing of this gorgeous woman is stunning, Lynn. I am excited to see what you produce with your advanced class. You do some amazing life drawings.  :smitten:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on December 06, 2016, 11:06:21 AM
 :yippee:  :yippee: Lynn,  this is fantastic, you are doing so well.  Can't wait to see more of your portraits.   :yippee:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on December 06, 2016, 12:12:22 PM
I love the way you use the light to illuminate her face.  :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on December 07, 2016, 05:56:05 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lynn, another beauty.  You are just sooo good.    Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Gita on December 16, 2016, 02:30:41 PM
Lynn, allow me to add my admiration... :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on December 16, 2016, 08:05:24 PM
Oh thanks so much guys.  Mea, love your story about your neighbor and the Romanov children!  Patricia, your comments are always so kind, Steve, I am finally getting brave and using more white pastel for lights.  Kathy, thanks so much for stopping by and your positive comments. Danielle, I have been following you and your watercolors are spectacular.  Thanks Gita, I appreciate it.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Aniz Oniro on December 17, 2016, 01:53:32 AM
Lynn i love to look at your drawings
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on December 17, 2016, 06:32:04 PM
 :thankyou: Lynn,  for the compliment.   Hope to get back to the live drawing after the holiday.  You have become quite the portrait artist..
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on December 21, 2016, 08:28:09 PM
Struggling more in figure drawing than in portrait but this was a beautiful pose.  Might give this little drawing to my drawing buddy for Xmas.


Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 21, 2016, 09:06:49 PM
Lynn,

As always - great job.  You are so very talented.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Kathysutterlin on December 21, 2016, 09:35:08 PM
Your live drawings are always so inspiring, Lynn. I hope to eventually have the time to find a venue that teaches with live subjects.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on December 22, 2016, 05:23:51 AM
Excellent drawing, Lynn! I love the sepia tone.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on December 22, 2016, 06:12:52 AM
Beautiful Lynn. (http://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50136/1507119.GIF)

I have played about a bit with 'modest' nudes, I am captured by the curvatures, subtle shadings/shadows, and soft textures. You have done a great job capturing all these aspects. I shall dig some out for your opinion if you wouldn't mind. This is so exciting!!!  :heeha:

 
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on January 16, 2017, 09:21:14 PM


Well, class is back after the holidays.  One of my favorite models.

Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on January 17, 2017, 05:57:27 AM
You have really done a great job sculpting the curvature of her cheek and face. Makes me want to run my fingers down the side of her face. Beautiful.  O0
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: njnjgirl on January 17, 2017, 06:15:00 AM
You are very talented, love all these drawings.  What a portfolio you have right here!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on January 17, 2017, 09:30:56 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Another great job Lynn and how proud you must be of yourself as we are of you.    Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on January 17, 2017, 11:14:26 AM
Wonderful, Lynn!  O0 O0 O0 You always get great models....or is that just you making them look great?
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on January 17, 2017, 07:17:03 PM
Thanks Val for noticing.  I worked alot on that cheek :sweat:  and this was the first time I got that type of modeling.
MaryLou-you are so kind.  I'm sure people get sick of seeing these but it is fun to share.  I LOVE class and drawing.  Patricia--I am proud of ALL we have ALL accomplished here at PB.  Rather remarkable to look back at where we all were.  I love what you are doing and that you jump into all the Challenges.  Your work is really awesome.  Steve, thanks for saying that.  Actually, I struggle to have my drawings look as pretty as some of our models :) .  Hope one day to do them all justice!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on January 17, 2017, 09:42:19 PM
When I draw, I'm always on the lookout for anywhere I can add contour. I love the feel of the play between light and dark. It's like a sensual dance on paper. It can be quite elusive at times, but such a rush when you get it right.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 17, 2017, 10:41:09 PM
Lynn,

More proof that you have incredible skills.  I am drawn to her eyes.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on January 18, 2017, 09:43:25 PM
I admire your perseverance Lynn,  with your live drawing,  I should get back into it myself.  You did a lovely drawing of the full body pose, nice movement.  Lovely potrait too.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Win on January 19, 2017, 08:57:17 AM
Fabulous as always Lynn  :smitten:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: JayJ on January 19, 2017, 12:52:27 PM
I too really enjoy your drawings.thank you for sharing with us!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on January 19, 2017, 08:21:51 PM
Val, I agree about that rush!!  Cheap thrills I guess :)   Thanks Mea, I find the eyes the most difficult.  I tend to draw them too large and too close to the nose bridge so I have to constantly measure.  Thanks so much for peeking in Win and Jay.  Danielle, thanks for noticing the body.  I like to leave it a bit unfinished but have learned that the gesture of the body really matters to the feel and accuracy of the portrait!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Gita on January 28, 2017, 05:40:53 AM
Lynn. I enjoy your to see your drawings and sketches. They inspire me and also sometimes amke me gape because they are so good.  :clap: :clap: Do keep sharing them - they are such a treasure.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on February 03, 2017, 07:57:47 PM
Thank you Gita, what nice things you said, and coming from a very talented person.  I appreciate it.  This week we had the honor of Phil Sandusky posing as our model.  He is a well known plein air painter and figure painter.  Check out his impressionistic work at www.philsandusky.com (http://www.philsandusky.com).  I think this one is my very best likeness.






Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on February 04, 2017, 01:38:47 AM
I knew I recognized that face! I love his easy style.

Definitely your best to date.  O0 Wonderful sculpting/shadings. You've really captured his likeness....especially impressive that I recognized him since I'm blind as a bat!   (http://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50125/1507044.GIF)         

Another plateau has been crossed.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on February 04, 2017, 04:07:11 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lynn, another great drawing.  You are quite an accomplished artist and I am so proud of you. I think I have said this before but I can't help myself for you are just so darned good.


Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on February 04, 2017, 05:19:55 AM
Lynn, your portraits are always so stunning! I always look forward to your postings.  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 04, 2017, 09:14:12 AM
Lynn,

Amazing work.

You have an incredible talent.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Win on February 06, 2017, 10:20:32 AM
Fabulous Lynn, I love the way you capture the light on your portraits  :smitten:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on February 06, 2017, 06:51:43 PM
excellent Lynn. :yippee:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: JayJ on February 06, 2017, 09:28:33 PM
Stunning Lynn!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: RebecaM on February 07, 2017, 02:18:34 PM
Very expressive portrait, Lynn!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Gita on February 07, 2017, 02:52:19 PM
Wow Lynn, the hair, the nose....  breathtakingly good! Thanks for sharing. 
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on February 13, 2017, 08:20:01 PM
Wow, thanks for looking Val, Steve, Mea, Danielle, Gita, Win, Patricia, Rebecca and Jay.  He was fun to draw.  The side views are easier for me because only ONE eye to deal with!  This week I had a harder angle and it was slow going--not as complete when time was up! Will post below.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on February 13, 2017, 08:24:12 PM
Here is the lovely redhead from tonight.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 13, 2017, 09:37:06 PM
Lynn.

I just marvel at your life drawings.

This is beautifully done.  The expression on her face is kind of sad; she seems to be so worried about something.

Her hair is so well drawn.  The collar on her blouse has such great shading.

The only thing that might need improvement is her neck - it lacks darks to accentuate the bone structure at the end of the neck. (There are probably anatomically correct words to describe what I am trying to say, but I am too tired tonight to look them up.)

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Win on February 14, 2017, 02:29:34 AM
Lovely as usual :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on February 14, 2017, 03:58:55 AM
Lynn, excellent portrait once again.  You are excelling with every portrait you do.   Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on February 14, 2017, 05:52:43 AM
Outstanding, Lynn!  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: RebecaM on February 14, 2017, 01:50:41 PM
Great drawing Lynn, I really like your style!
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Post by: JayJ on February 15, 2017, 07:24:42 AM
Great drawing Lynn!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on February 28, 2017, 04:26:22 PM
Thanks so much Win, Mea, Steve, Patricia, Jay and Rebecca.  Yes Mea, good call.  That neck is so off!  Not only the modelling but she looks a bit like a giraffe :heeha:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on March 01, 2017, 02:14:37 PM
 :eek:   
she looks a bit like a giraffe :heeha:

Could be why she looks troubled....   :whistle:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on March 29, 2017, 07:11:33 PM
 :2funny: (nothing like delayed laughter!)




Been away with my life drawing class, 9 hours of drawing on each model but since they are all nude--can't show you guys :heeha: :heeha: .  However, I am excited that I am entering the student show at the Academy.  It has to be a piece you did in class and it is a juried show so I might not get in.  If I do, I'll take pics of some of the other student entries.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on March 30, 2017, 07:27:34 AM
How exciting Lynn!!!  :heeha:     :yippee:     Good on you, I think you are up to the challenge.  O0 :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

I started another figure sketch about 2 weeks ago! Just having issue with proportion of one of the hips. I really do need to do more freehanding of figures.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on April 10, 2017, 06:38:01 PM

Hi guys, Angie was our model tonight.  We had her as a model one year ago and so I was excited to see how the drawings compared.  Of course I got a different angle so not like a direct comparison, but I do think my drawing has become a bit more refined.  It was mildly encouraging. I had fun trying the lace on her sleeve.


Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 10, 2017, 09:17:27 PM
I get such a thrill when I see your work, Lynn.   You pay such attention to detail.I think your work is remarkable.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: dennis on April 11, 2017, 01:40:01 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Danielle123 on April 11, 2017, 12:28:24 PM
LynnI love looking at your portraits,  you are doing so great.   keep up the good work.  :yippee:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on April 12, 2017, 08:38:18 AM
Another great job!  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Gita on April 12, 2017, 12:19:59 PM
Wow, woes, Lynn- your portraits are such a treat to look at and my admiration for your drawings is extreme Lynn. The hair, the highlights keep my eyes stick to the portraits.
Can't get enough of your work!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on May 02, 2017, 06:17:18 PM
Have been doing figure drawing from life this semester and hope this one is not too revealing.  All others are frontals.  Love some help here regarding composition. Have been asked to submit three drawings to the juried student exhibit and this is one but I need to  decide if I crop it for framing.  I rather like the cropped version so that both sides of the pedestal are not in view.  What do you think?




Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 02, 2017, 10:44:48 PM
Oh, yes, the cropped view looks much better.

Lynn, your work is so masterful.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Gita on May 03, 2017, 03:01:55 AM
Beautiful Lynn. I like the uncropped version since the woman has both hands on her hips which in reality would mean " I need space". The uncropped version gives her more room and the beautifully drawn shorter pedestal makes her body look slimmer without losing her as the focus.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on May 03, 2017, 03:24:28 PM
 :-\ Uh boy! You do give us some tough assignments Lynn! I honestly don't know which to choose. I like the uncropped version more at this point I think, it just feels more relaxed, like freedom of space. The cropped one also would frame nicely, just feels a bit closed in to me. Yeah....I think I have to go with the uncropped.  O0

Isn't it amazing how the same drawing is perceived differently by each of us.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on May 03, 2017, 04:01:46 PM
Count me in for the uncropped version! Your attention to detail is extraordinary! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on May 05, 2017, 04:06:04 PM
Thanks guys, it really helped me make a decision.  I cropped slightly on the right but gave her all the looking room on the left.  You changed my mind about it.  Many heads are better than one :)
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on May 16, 2017, 05:59:41 PM

This was this week's model.  I hope she felt pretty in looking at the drawings.  She was a sweet young woman with a womanly build.






Just found out that I have two life drawings now hanging in the juried student show at the new orleans academy of fine art gallery.  They will be there for 2 months.  First time showing anything so will go to the opening on Friday night. Pretty excited. I submitted 3 so I am super lucky to get any of them in.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 16, 2017, 09:39:13 PM
Lynn

As always, your work is amazing.  You always seem to capture the soul of your subject.

The only thing I see that is out of character for you is the outline along the left side of her face. Should it have blended into the background more?

I love looking at your work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on May 17, 2017, 02:51:00 AM
Ha! Good catch mea. At the last second I decided to bring her face in a bit on the right and then no time to soften before our critique and the model came down
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on May 19, 2017, 03:21:24 PM
I'm awed and thunderstruck at how much you can accomplish while working under a time allotment! Any time I put a limit even in my practice sessions, I get flustered and focus on one bit and the rest just goes blooey!!!  :o

Other than Mea's call (good one by the way Mea  O0 ), I'm guessing it was just time constraint that her right braid didn't get proper shading. Brilliant as always Lynn.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Congratulations on your TWO  :heeha: entries!  :congrats:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on May 19, 2017, 05:33:24 PM
Yes Val--The braids on her were interesting but way too time consuming given that I had to focus on the face.  Would love to have more time with her. 


Tonight was the opening of the exhibit at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art gallery. I got 3 life drawings in the show and won the faculty award for life drawing so am SO excited and honored.  There were some great works from students tonight and it was crowded.  The show will hang for 2 months.  My first public experience and so am happy! Mine are the charcoal drawings but showing you some oil student work.  I thought they were quit good.  All entries had to be created in academy classes.


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Post by: Kathysutterlin on May 19, 2017, 05:49:17 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
I'm so excited for you Lynn. You have been faithful in your live drawing studies. Your work is amazing and the award you received is well deserved. Congratulations. Bask in this wonderful experience.  :1hug:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on May 19, 2017, 05:54:48 PM
Thank you so much Kathy.  I think anyone can learn to draw.  I am glad I have stayed with it.  You are very kind!!!!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 19, 2017, 06:17:17 PM
Wow, so happy for you, Lynn.  Certainly well deserved.  Your work is always very impressive.

What an exciting and thrilling experience for you.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Gita on May 20, 2017, 07:38:10 AM
Great news Lynn! Actually you are so good that it does not surprise me that you won! Congratulations!  :cheering: :cheering:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on May 20, 2017, 01:17:11 PM
 :heeha: Well done you! Congratulations Lynn, you have every right to be well chuffed.  O0 Such an incredible first experience and rightly deserved.  :congrats:     :not_worthy:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on May 20, 2017, 03:36:41 PM
So sorry that my last post sounded rather arrogant :P   I was actually shocked to get the recognition as there are many awesome works in the show.  Thank you so much my PB friends for your support :smitten:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Win on May 20, 2017, 03:58:38 PM
Congratulations Lynn you deserve the recognition as we all know how hard you have worked on your art and live drawings. And I dont think you came across as arrogant at all, its an achievement to be proud of and wonderful that you shared it with us.  :smitten:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on May 20, 2017, 04:28:25 PM
 :confused: Arrogant?  Excited maybe, but not arrogant.  O0   If it were me.... I'd be out there with a megaphone!  :2funny:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Kathysutterlin on May 21, 2017, 03:40:55 AM
 :1hug: Lynn, you do not sound the slightest arrogant, ever. You are gracious and helpful in all of your posts. You sound excited and happy as you should.  :yippee: And... I fully agree that anyone can learn to draw. It takes the right instruction (Thank you Dennis and Nolan) and practice, practice, practice.  :painting:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 21, 2017, 07:40:52 AM
Ditto what Kathy said, Lynn.  I hold you and your work in the very highest esteem.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on May 21, 2017, 09:59:25 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Hearty CONGRATULATIONS Lynn, you deserve it for your work is top class.   The oil painting of the vase and tissue paper is excellent.  It would seem that the students are putting out quality work which is lovely to see.


Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Fiona on May 21, 2017, 02:07:30 PM
Congratulations and well done!! You deserve the award for your excellent work   :yippee: :yippee:

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on May 29, 2017, 04:40:56 PM
Wow Lynn you are an incredible artist , your live drawing are awesome.   You deserve the recognition and wish you a great success  in the days/ years to come.  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: ps. did not detect  arrogance in your last post.  Enjoy your success
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on May 30, 2017, 08:54:13 AM
Mazel tov, Lynn!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: So proud of you and such a well deserved recognition! No arrogance noted here - I just read words of joy!!!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mtmeade1 on May 30, 2017, 05:22:34 PM
Val--your vote of confidence means tons  :)  Went to open studio for life drawing tonight and did my first longer pose (2 20 min. sittings).  Beautiful model--this doesn't really look like her but I loved the longer time to draw and not just super fast poses.  We started with 5 one minute poses and then 3 five minute poses and finally this one.  SO FUN.  Go if you get a chance! This one wasn't intimidating at all and some people were great while others drew stick figures to get a feeling of it.




Congrats Lynn, this is amazing work! I would love to go to such a place, I will have to look around here where I live and see.  WOW, I'm just blown away by your progress.  Kuddos to you, you are definitely on your way.  OH, and by the way, I would like you to not refer to others as "real artists" while excluding yourself from that category. 
YOU ARE A REAL ARTIST TOO  :painting: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


Big Hugs!!
Reeah.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Elizabeth on June 01, 2017, 01:14:11 AM
Lynn - CONGRATULATIONS! A well deserved win. Your work is absolutely stunning! You have every reason to be proud! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: dennis on June 01, 2017, 11:08:17 AM
Well done. Congrats  :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee: :flowers:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: cyril on June 02, 2017, 09:19:55 PM
Great stuff Lynn!! you are an inspiration to me/ all of us here !  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Gita on June 02, 2017, 10:45:24 PM
Amazing background Lynn! Thanks for sharing!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on June 03, 2017, 06:21:26 PM
I am truly humbled by your comments.  Reah, that is hilarious that you pulled forward my first life drawing!!! I totally forgot about that one but now recall how terrified I was to go!  I am totally in love with drawing from life now and attend every second I can.  :smitten: you guys
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on June 19, 2017, 06:30:13 PM
This is lovely Sophia, our model tonight.  This is a terrible photo but you get the idea :)
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on June 19, 2017, 09:19:26 PM
What a beautiful young woman, Lynn.  Beautiful drawing.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on June 20, 2017, 12:06:44 AM
Lynn you are becoming so good at capturing soft features, the sculpting of the face shines through without adding a lot of detail. (if that makes sense  :D ). Very delicate.

Detailing on her blouse also well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Wili on June 20, 2017, 12:59:14 AM
I love this drawing  :smitten:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on June 20, 2017, 09:48:05 AM
Thanks so much Mea, Val and Wili.  Val, thanks for noticing the features, or lack thereof.  That is actually the hardest part.  Our teacher always says to let the features "come out of the fog", that is, put in values at the right spot and it will already look like the person without any hard lines.  It is a great challenge each time!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on June 20, 2017, 06:38:13 PM
I agree Lynn, a great challenge indeed. That is pretty much the formula I tried to follow in my early portrait attempts. I was always hesitant to push my darks, getting better though.....slowly, very slowly!   :2funny:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on July 25, 2017, 05:32:02 PM
Val try this one----this week we had the homework of doing a self-portrait in the mirror and a prezzie awaited the one with the greatest likeness!!!  Sounds like the monthly challenge, eh?  I won but not sure that is a GOOD thing.  Look  how horrible and serious one looks while concentrating on measuring one's own mug.


Next is a charcoal drawing of our angular, sturdy model.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 25, 2017, 07:01:18 PM
Congratulations, Lynn.  Great drawing of you.  Love the hair.

Wonder if that guy likes being referred to as angular and sturdy???  Kinda cute, too.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on July 26, 2017, 03:20:50 AM
Having only your avatar to go by....I'd say you did a good job.  O0

I'd have to buy a decent mirror...the one in the head is a bit wonky in spots. Would make me look like I'd just come out of the fun house  :heeha:     hmmm, upon reflection that might not be a bad thing!  :2funny:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on July 26, 2017, 03:27:35 AM
We are coming to New Orleans!!!   :heeha:   Will be visiting friends in New Orleans, as well as friends in Gonzales! I've been looking up art shops in New Orleans, WOW so many!!! Any recommendations? Would love to meet you, just waiting to find affordable flights, so exciting!!!  :yippee:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on July 26, 2017, 04:55:42 AM
Oh Val, yes, please let me know when!!!  The best art shop which is fabulous is David's Art Supply on Arnoult Street in Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans and sort of on the way to Gonzales.  How exciting.  Are you coming soon? 
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Win on July 26, 2017, 05:17:30 AM
 :clap: :clap: great life portraits as always Lynn.     I am not sure I would be able to do a self portrait while looking in a mirror, I try not see my flaws when I do look in the mirror so it would be tough to have to look at them with an artists eye ;)
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 26, 2017, 08:18:07 AM
Nice job on the self portrait, Lynn - I believe most great artists do self portraits, so glad you've done yours!!!

Val- how exciting you'll be in the States - and in New Orleans! Such a fun place! You must have beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde. When will you be there????
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on July 26, 2017, 12:43:44 PM
Lynne I'll let you know as soon as we get booked! Will be sometime in August. I have only been to New Orleans once which was... oh my stars... almost 50yrs. ago!  :o   When did that happen?!  :2funny: Can't wait!

Sharon....looking for a weekend getaway?  :heeha:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on July 26, 2017, 12:49:34 PM
Lynn, Congratulations on winning the competition with your self portrait.  Excellent job as per usual.  How wonderful that you and Val will be able to meet soon. You will have so much art to discuss and perhaps you can take her to some of your best art stores.  It may upset Lloyd though.  :knuppel2: 


Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on July 26, 2017, 01:04:25 PM
perhaps you can take her to some of your best art stores.  It may upset Lloyd though.  :knuppel2: 

 :nono: He'll have to wait outside!   ^-^      :2funny:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 26, 2017, 03:14:52 PM
It's so tempting, Val - but New Orleans in August might be a little too humid even for me!!!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on July 27, 2017, 01:19:45 PM
Val, I am out of town between Aug 5-10 so I am praying you are here after that!!!!! Let me know as soon as you can so I can move my office schedule around.  Nothing will take precedent over THIS visit :flowers:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on July 27, 2017, 01:24:44 PM
Win, Sharon and Patricia, thanks for your comments on the self portrait.  You are correct Win about the self-portrait!! I had to draw that double chin, Yuck!!! Luckily I didn't have enough time to get into details, like wrinkles :) :)
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 27, 2017, 02:42:59 PM
Oh, how exciting for Lynn and Val.  If I lived within a thousand miles, I'd plan to be there, too!!

Hope the meet up happens!!  Maybe we could Facetime or Skype to be part of the welcoming committee.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on July 27, 2017, 07:13:41 PM
I'm pretty sure it will be after that week Lynn. The friends we'll be staying with don't move into their house until next week. Will keep you posted.  O0
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on July 31, 2017, 06:21:04 PM
Here is our lovely model from tonight.


I usually don't have a pic of our model, but here she is.  Photo is bad and makes some areas too dark.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 31, 2017, 08:43:34 PM
As always, Lynn.  B-E-A-U-T-F-U-L!  Love the wisps of her hair hanging out so naturally.  Great character in her face,

Fabulous.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on August 01, 2017, 05:47:16 AM
The work on her hair is great, shows off the various colours and layers nicely. Contours on the side of her face very well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Happychappy on August 01, 2017, 08:15:20 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Fantastic Lynn, your model is so pretty and I too, love the way you did her hair showing up the hi-lites and loose strands which make it so realistic.   Patricia
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on August 01, 2017, 09:20:28 AM
Thanks so much Val Mea and Patricia.  She was fun to draw.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on August 04, 2017, 04:17:49 PM
Amazing portrait Lynn.   :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on August 06, 2017, 05:44:47 PM
Thanks so much Danielle!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on August 28, 2017, 06:26:19 PM

This was our lovely model tonight.  Isn't she cool looking!
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on August 29, 2017, 01:39:04 AM
Nolan is working on getting the gallery sorted. Looking forward to seeing your drawing Lynn.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: lynn p. on November 26, 2017, 05:52:22 AM

Here is a recent charcoal portrait done at life drawing.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: mea hamo pena on November 26, 2017, 07:25:18 AM
Lynn,

Another awesome portrait.  You are the master of skin! and eyes!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Win on December 12, 2017, 09:02:31 AM
Fabulous as always Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Cath on December 12, 2017, 10:01:38 AM
Lovely Lynn.
Life drawing is so much more.
Title: Re: Lynn's life drawing
Post by: Val on December 13, 2017, 02:54:31 PM
Nice gentle shading of the features, love the head scarf. We don't see many of those anymore.  :clap: :clap: :clap: