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Danielle123

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on: March 22, 2016, 10:50:19 AM
Lynn I just went for a live model class and I truly enjoyed it.    I have a few pics to show but not sure I can post them. One is from the back and 2 are from the front male no parts showing from the positions. 
 :thankyou: to you Lynn and my son for  pushing me.


 :help:  Nolan do you think I can post it.
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Reply #1 on: March 23, 2016, 07:09:35 PM
There are some drawings I managed to do at the live model drawing workshop on Tuesday morning it was from 9 am to 1:00 pm.  My 4 and 5 minutes drawing were not to good but It helped me to warm up to get a bit better. 
Still a long way to go but it was enjoyable ,I will be going again next week. Thank you for the push Lynn.   
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Reply #2 on: March 24, 2016, 04:51:20 AM
 :heeha: So glad you posted these Danielle. The second (posterior view) photo is really quite good.  O0 You have the shadings well placed.

Funny how we will fall back into a mindset from years gone by....I'll have to remember to keep my medical jargon under control! Better have a dictionary close at hand ... just in case!  ;D
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Reply #3 on: March 24, 2016, 06:21:18 AM
Well done, Danielle!
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Reply #4 on: March 24, 2016, 06:59:14 AM
Good work, Danielle.  You do great thigh muscles.

I have been invited to a live model drawing session on Friday.  Kind of nervous about going.

Will let you know how it turns out.

aloha

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Reply #5 on: March 24, 2016, 07:39:55 AM
 :thankyou: Val, Sue and Mea for your comments.   
You will love it Mea,   2 years ago I went to one and I was very uncomfortable.  But now i am ok with it. This time we were about 30 to 35  of all ages and it was well done  lots of space to vew. 
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Reply #6 on: March 24, 2016, 01:10:45 PM
Danielle--I am SO glad you went.  It IS fun and these are great, especially for the first time.  I still can't get much down for the 2 min. gestures.  I try just to get the "line of action" down and some negative spaces--that's about it.  I started going to the longer pose sessions.  The 20 min. ones are very good and I agree, the last is my favorite.  I am impressed that you got the hands.  I usually fade them away or just draw triangles :D . Proportions look really good and very believable.  One little suggestion, try drawing in the value of the background also, I think it helps with popping the figure and deciding on the values in the figure. 


Mea, I hope you go.  I think half of the battle is just getting over that intimidating part of being there!
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Reply #7 on: March 24, 2016, 03:34:35 PM
  :thankyou: Lynn, I will t ry to add the negative space next time I go.  At that place they have 10 - 2 min poses, 5 -5 min poses, a few 10
min poses, 3- 20 min poses and finally a 1 hr pose.  My last drawing was about 40 min, I was tired so I did not stay for the full hr.
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Reply #8 on: March 24, 2016, 07:11:48 PM
Danielle, that's a nice mixture.  You could probably just go late if you wanted the 20s and the hour pose.  I get tired at the 3 hour studios also, they are from 6-9PM on a work night.  I know the warm up short poses are really good to practice but I do find them frustrating. Everyone tells me that they really help the long poses eventually.  I struggle with an approach to them.   By the way, you did very well with the male physique.  I find the angularity harder for some reason. You captured the musculature very well.   I can't show the drawings I do as most are too revealing.  Glad you could show these!!!


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Reply #9 on: March 24, 2016, 10:03:35 PM
My friend is taking me to the live-model session tomorrow morning (probably today where you are).  It's from 9:30 to 12:30.  Only $5.00.  It's at the local community college.

I'm nervous - have no idea what to expect.

Gotta try!

aloha

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Reply #10 on: March 25, 2016, 04:45:54 AM
Mea Just enjoy it and do not compare yourr drawing to others, the probably have been there for a long time.  Just enjoy and have fun. 

Lynn I agree it is long but i also like the warm up exercise, they were not to good and i did not show them as they were also more reveling.  My son tells me to be very loose, when he draws a quick model he uses a lots of circular motion and long lines.  I still strugle with that, that is wky the short poses might help to loosen up.
Maybe we could send each other by email our sketch.  What do you think.
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Reply #11 on: March 25, 2016, 12:12:59 PM
There are so many approaches to the short sketches.  Some people do use circular marks and just loosely fill in the figure.  My life drawing teacher warns us not to try and just draw from feeling but to use the short poses to quickly get some accurate proportions.  For example she says to mark the top and bottom of the figure, draw a line from the highest to lowest point, then draw an action line or gesture line that simply represents the action (for example it might be a C curve if someone is sitting), then quickly find the middle of the figure with your sighting stick, the position or direction of joints (elbows, knees , shoulders etc), draw negative spaces (for example space between the legs rather than drawing the legs  or space in-between the arm and body etc.  She doesn't like to start drawing the head first but suggests drawing the biggest body masses first, such as the torso.  She tells us not to worry how much we get done but to definitely have a strategy rather than drawing by feel.  I know many others take a different approach.  I think she suggests this as these skill carry over very well to long pose drawing.  She always works large to small. Your son is right about the loose thing though.  It has taken me some months to automatically hold my pencil at the bottom and use bigger paper with very light and more sweeping lines.  Now it seems weird to hold it like I am writing.  However, I stand at an easel.  If you are drawing sitting down it is so much harder to be loose.  Happy to exchange sketches by email.
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Reply #12 on: March 25, 2016, 03:20:39 PM
 :thankyou: Lynn for all that info.  I will send you my email.
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Reply #13 on: March 25, 2016, 06:33:15 PM
Gee, Lynn, wish I had seen this message before I left the house this morning, but it'll be a big help next week.

The live-model session was great.  Mostly senior citizens even though it was held on a college campus.  $5.00 for three hours.  Everyone was very friendly and helpful. 

My first two-minute poses were really bad, but this 20-minute one was pretty good.


I dressed him for the Forum.  Still squeamish about posting nudes, even for the sake of art.

Thanks, Lynn and Danielle for urging me to do this.

aloha

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Reply #14 on: March 26, 2016, 05:24:48 AM
Mea--So glad you went and YOU FELT COMFORTABLE!  Sounds like a great opportunity and very reasonably priced.  Yes, the short poses for me are a mess but the 20s are doable.  I really like what you did and I think it is really great for your first time. The proportions look good and you got some good values in there.    Good you positioned yourself at his back so you can post on PB :) :)  After you were there a while did you just start thinking about abstract shapes and values rather than drawing a person?  Weird how that happens I think.  Hope you will go back.  I have found that after drawing from life for a while, I don't enjoy drawing from photos as much but obviously necessary.


 

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