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Reply #105 on: October 21, 2015, 10:32:43 AM
Great sketches Lynn - and it's really showing a huge improvement with every class you take.

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Reply #106 on: December 03, 2015, 04:55:50 AM
Thanks Fi.  Seems like one step forward then one back.  Went to a new open studio tonight.  First time doing full figure life drawing and not showing all of it, out of decorum :)  but it is definitely a challenge.  This was a 3 hour long pose and great fun.  Charcoal and pastel.


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Reply #107 on: December 03, 2015, 05:24:50 AM
Lynn

WOW - I'm sure the full figure is as beautiful as what you've shown.  You have so much talent.  This is beautiful.

Love the silky, shiny hair.

Thanks for sharing. 

aloha

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Reply #108 on: December 15, 2015, 11:31:43 PM
Lynn, this is beautiful! I've just been looking through what you've been up to and I must say you are astonishing!!!  :heeha:   I wish I hadn't missed so much and could have followed along better. Well, I'll just have to try and catch up won't I?!  ;D

Brilliant Lynn, you are doing so incredibly well. Can't wait to see the next one!
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Reply #109 on: December 31, 2015, 12:58:07 AM
you are doing great Lynn.  I started to do life/live body drawing through an internet course.  not quite the same as live class, but until I feel confident, I will stick to this.  keep up the good work.


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Reply #110 on: January 04, 2016, 03:45:39 AM
Val, no rush.  I would encourage you to try your hand at drawing whoever is near by.  Sometimes I draw my hubbie asleep or go to the park and find someone who is reading or to a coffeehouse and find a student studying.  The "life" part of it is the exhilarating piece even if they turn out bad!  Danielle, I think the online courses can give great methods.  I have tried Proko online which is very high quality.  If you google "timed poses for life drawing"  you can find some timed 1, 2, 5 and 10 minute poses which sort of mimics life drawing.  Please post what you are doing.  Love to see.


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Reply #111 on: January 04, 2016, 09:58:06 PM
you are doing well Lynn, life drawing / painting does take heaps of practice to get the eye hand coordination right and is easily the hardest art form to learn, so just keep at it O0


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Reply #112 on: January 05, 2016, 02:31:17 PM
Brilliant Lynn!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #113 on: January 09, 2016, 03:10:22 AM
Thanks so much Cyril.  Life drawing is the most fun but Hardest thing I've tried.  This is tonight's model.  She was clothed so I could post.  This was a bit over a l hour sitting but I must say that it takes me at least the first 40 minutes to be comfortable with proportions and gross value structure so I didn't get very far before it was over.  Nolan, you are so right.  I don't know if I will every get enough practice to really feel comfortable.  I find that if I don't go to open studio even for 2 weeks, I am back to square one.  Starting up portrait life class again next week and eager.  This one is 24x18, charcoal and a little pastel.


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Reply #114 on: January 09, 2016, 05:08:26 AM
Lynn,

Your life drawings are such a highlight when I fire up the computer.  You do amazing work.

All the details on this painting look like you labored for hours on each.  Such quality in such a short time is just amazing.

So glad you choose to be part of PB.

aloha

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Reply #115 on: January 09, 2016, 01:07:05 PM
Again Lynn you are doing so great.  Keep it up.    :yippee:


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Reply #116 on: January 11, 2016, 08:52:32 PM
this one came out lovely Lynn, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #117 on: January 19, 2016, 03:42:50 AM
This was our portrait model tonight, Arthur.  I have painted him before in pastel.  This is vine charcoal on blue toned paper, 18x24:


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Reply #118 on: January 19, 2016, 05:39:48 AM
Lynn,

This one is taking my breath away.  It is so good.  The blue-toned paper is a nice touch.

The cross-hatched background, in my opinion, seems to take away from the portrait itself.  A smudged background would have been my preference.

Other than that, each element is so well done - the bushy eyebrows, eye, nose, beard.  Even the wispy strands of hair over his bald head look good.

WOW - Double WOW, WOW.

aloha

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Reply #119 on: January 19, 2016, 08:04:48 AM
Another well executed  portrait  Lynn !! .... :clap:  :clap: :clap: :clap: