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Reply #390 on: April 12, 2017, 08:38:18 AM
Another great job!  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Reply #391 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:
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Reply #392 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?






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Reply #393 on: May 02, 2017, 10:44:48 PM
Oh, yes, the cropped view looks much better.

Lynn, your work is so masterful.

aloha

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Reply #394 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.
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Reply #395 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.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #396 on: May 03, 2017, 04:01:46 PM
Count me in for the uncropped version! Your attention to detail is extraordinary! :clap: :clap:
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Reply #397 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 :)


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Reply #398 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.


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Reply #399 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.

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Reply #400 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


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Reply #401 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:
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Reply #402 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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Reply #403 on: May 19, 2017, 05:49:17 PM
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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:
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Reply #404 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!!!!


 

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