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Reply #15 on: March 26, 2016, 07:08:45 AM
Lynn,

Thanks for the encouragement. 

I am going to print out the suggestions you give/have given and read them each time before I go into the session.  I will be practicing in the meantime.

The room is quite large and the model is on a raised platform in the center. We are in a circle around him.  He shifts his position each pose by a quarter turn so that we get a different view. 

Most of the folks have been going to this session for years, so have built friendships.  Next week, I have been invited to join in the after-session lunch bunch.

Looking forward to making this a weekly ritual. 

aloha

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Reply #16 on: March 26, 2016, 12:55:52 PM
Mea please forgive me. But I'm having such a giggle!  I can see you practicing now!  Your  husband sit on the dining room table and you can practice till the cows come home.😂😂😂
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Reply #17 on: March 26, 2016, 01:05:27 PM
Mea this is excellent for your first time.   Hope you keep on going,  have a great lunch with your new friends.  Lynn has some good suggestion for us. Now we have to implement them. 
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Reply #18 on: March 26, 2016, 03:22:44 PM
Yes, Danielle, I intend to continue as long as we don't have to take turns being the model! 

I am so appreciative of Lynn for sharing those suggestions with us.

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Reply #19 on: March 26, 2016, 06:24:26 PM
Funny Mea    ;D  So Mea you are not going to be the next model.....
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Reply #20 on: March 28, 2016, 06:27:32 AM
Hi Mea and Danielle.  Thought you might enjoy this video of my teacher sketching a model (probably about 20 min.-she is fast!)
Go to youtube and type in Blue easel club life drawing workshop (for some reason when I copy the address it doesn't work but this does)


Notice several things.  She has a vertical line next to the head, on either side of the figure and from the buttocks down.  You can't see her original first lines which would have been the length of the figure and the gesture line.  The horizontal line is the midpoint.  She uses these to judge placement.  She tones her paper (charcoal paper) with vine charcoal, rubbing it in with a paper towel so that later she can lift out with her kneaded eraser and draw lights with the eraser (fast approach).  She then finishes details with a 6B charcoal pencil.  Vine charcoal, seen here in a holder is very forgiving and you can wipe out a stray mark with your finger.  Once sure of a line you can reinforce with the pencil.  Thought you might like to see.  She is a master and so none of us can do this!!!!
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Reply #21 on: March 28, 2016, 11:44:54 AM
 :thankyou:  for  sharing Lynn, this was a fast video.  I might prepare one of my papers with graphite to do the negative drawing for tomorrows class.
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Reply #22 on: March 28, 2016, 01:20:19 PM
Thanks for this video reference, Lynn.  I will study it as soon as I get my tax returns done.

aloha

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Reply #23 on: March 28, 2016, 07:45:25 PM
Danielle, I never use graphite.  Can you lift out graphite easily with an eraser?


Mea, my sympathy is with you.  I hate this time of year.  Just did mine a few days ago and got unexpected good news but I hate the stress of preparing everything :P


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Reply #24 on: March 30, 2016, 03:53:16 PM
Lynn, yes you can remove graphite with an eraser.  I use statler white eraser and also one that is gray and is like putty.  you can stretch it and form a little point or make it into a ball and roll it on your drawing to remove graphite.  It also removes charcoal pencil marks not fully but good for sketching.  you can look at the free pencil class Nolan gives (scrole down almost to the bottom) it is called Getting started with pencil drawing.


I thought you took pencil drawing classes with Nolan but I

 just look at your painting album, my, my  you are quite the artiste your portraits are awsome.

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Reply #25 on: April 01, 2016, 06:58:21 PM
Thanks Danielle :)   I didn't communicate very clearly.  I did take Nolan's class and I do have both of those erasers and use the putty eraser to draw in highlights with my charcoal portraits.  I guess I was saying that I didn't know if one could quickly and thoroughly erase graphite in a very short pose.  Obviously the answer is yes.


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Reply #26 on: April 01, 2016, 07:05:17 PM
No problem Lynn.  The point of short poses is not to use erasers though , it is better to do a lot of scribles and not try to be perfect, just get the eye and hand coordination.    ;)
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Reply #27 on: April 01, 2016, 09:55:03 PM
Ladies,

I practiced drawing a male pose from behind today and let me tell you, a kneaded erase makes great buns!

aloha

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Reply #28 on: April 02, 2016, 03:37:51 AM
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Reply #29 on: April 02, 2016, 04:05:14 AM
Mea, Mea you are to :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
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