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Old 06-01-2010, 12:41 AM   #256
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I'll just start some lessons in 2D so stay turn i'll post some stuffs from the learning process
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:43 AM   #257
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Old 13-01-2010, 02:19 PM   #258
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Very interesting thread!

I don't consider myself an artist by any stretch of the imagination. I can't draw very well either! I really truggle with a pencil or pen in my hand. I was raised to be practical, but alsways ended up playing as a kid with an over-active imagination! As I grew older, I lost some of that imaginative thinking process and well, I think that coupled with lack of art tuition etc resulted in a bit of an -un-artsy me!

I often look at art by others and find it fascinating the way people think! I would love to be able to pick up a pencil and just draw, but I do not have the skill or ability to put down on paper what's in my head. I can quite easily see images in my head, but I simply cannot translate it through my hands and onto paper.

I can, at a push, draw something if I look at it, but looking at Kurt and others draw is quite special.

I've recently attended a day long life drawing session, where we started with line and worked our way onto shading. It was a huge amount of fun and by the end of the day it felt like my brain was alien to me! The feeling of drawing for a while is quite uplifting and left me with a floating sensation. I went in not being able to draw and produced, by my standards, something not too bad for a fiirst go. Yes, there are some weird foreshortening bugger-ups, but with some time these could have been fixed...(Images attached, apologies for the artistic nudity, it was life drawing!!!)

I would encourage everyone to go for a least one life drawing session. It really is great!

Some people are lucky enough to be gifted with true artistic ability. Others try and learn the hard way.









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Old 13-01-2010, 05:58 PM   #259
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those are actually very nice interpretations of the human form mate.

the sitting male, actually reminded me of william hurt in the face. well a mix of william hurt and val kilmer.

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Old 13-01-2010, 06:08 PM   #260
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Great work on the drawings halfloaf! I've been recently getting back into drawing/sketching after losing confidence/motivation several years ago. I decided that this is a skill verging on necessary for me, and warrants the time spent to learn.

I haven't been to a life drawing session (yet) but looks really useful. One thing that has been working well for me in the past is to find an interesting photo (of an animal perhaps) on google images (licensed as reproduce with modification) and try to recreate the photo with pencil and paper. I've found it a rewarding exercise, and produces much better results than when I try to pull something out of my mind's eye. I realize I'm not making anything "new" but it's purely for the learning and the training of my hand, eyes and brain.
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Old 14-01-2010, 01:37 PM   #261
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Thanks G-Man and stwert. I'd strongly recommend at least one or two life drawing sessions. It's amazing what you think you see and what you actually draw!

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Old 14-01-2010, 03:30 PM   #262
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Damn man, I wonder when some artists say their drawings suck and post an awesome drawing underneath that message, it makes me wonder how sucky must I be if they suck.
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Old 14-01-2010, 05:16 PM   #263
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Don't think like that... I know I do the same thing, and it's not really a good thing to do. A lot of artists are a lot harder on themselves than on others. Also, they have an idea of what they were trying to achieve, and if it falls short, that's where the self-deprecation comes from, I think. It's hard to balance not being arrogant, and not being self-derisive to the point where it's discouraging to others.
Anyway, just my thoughts... hope it makes some sense.
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You hit the nail on the head stwert!

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Fantastic work halfloaf! The female nude is very well done; however, the male nude needs a bit more work IMO. Keep up the great work!

Here is a Artistic female nude I did, inspired from your work. The hands suck because I got lazy and didn't want to finish them.

The model was standing by a window with her hands on a wall, so there is supposed to be a shadow but alas, I got lazy.

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Thanks stwert you're rite. Also that's an awesome drawing THX.
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cheers Aurorap, thanks for the kind words.
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Nice one thx, nice shading! When I did the life drawing session I'd often go really well with a drawing and then all of a sudden things would go wrong! Proportion would go or I simply could not translate the shape / outline onto paper. I often ended up with half drawn pictures. It's not always straight forward! There are good days and bad days!

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Cheers halfloaf, thanks for the kind words!

When I did the life drawing session I'd often go really well with a drawing and then all of a sudden things would go wrong! Proportion would go or I simply could not translate the shape / outline onto paper.
The human eyes' see in 3D, a perspective that can be difficult to translate to 2D because of the lighting conditions, and because we tend to move around a bit. That often changes the perspective of the model and makes it difficult to follow the geometry. Practice is the only way to get better. Keep it up and eventually you will master it.
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:32 AM   #270
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these were some of my first drawings...dont have a scanner so i cant post any of my new stuff...maybe one day
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