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lynn p.

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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
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Reply #1 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

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Reply #2 on: July 14, 2015, 08:45:50 AM
Sounds exciting Lynn-I like the work you posted.  O0
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Reply #3 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

They have a more in-depth offer that you can try but the series of poses are free.
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lynn p.

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Reply #4 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


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Reply #5 on: July 14, 2015, 06:50:48 PM
Great drawing Lynn.   You did pretty good at speed drawing. 
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Reply #6 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:
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Reply #7 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.


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Reply #8 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

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Reply #9 on: July 17, 2015, 05:15:43 AM
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Reply #10 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:
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Reply #11 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.
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Reply #12 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.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #13 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.


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Reply #14 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.


 

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