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lynn p.

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Reply #30 on: July 31, 2015, 04:55:43 AM
Val, this was our model tonight. It was very difficult drawing the male form.  This is after 3 20 min sittings.  Took me most of 2 of those to just try and get proportions.  It is on toned charcoal paper with vine charcoal and white charcoal pencil.  I will say though that the pencil could have been used better than I did :heeha:   Feel sorry for you if you are trying to draw from my feeble, beginning drawings.  My friend suggested that I keep them all as my "Before" pictures to gauge my progress.  It is fun to get messy though--eh Val?  I blend with my fingers, which is a no, no because it leaves oil on the paper so I need to challenge myself to blend with a tissue.







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Reply #31 on: July 31, 2015, 05:53:42 AM
Lynn,

Looks like you are having the same problem I had today.  My gallery photos appear for a few minutes, then disappear.

I'm sure Nolan will hadle it tomorrow.

aloha

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Reply #32 on: July 31, 2015, 12:16:26 PM
Mea, I too am having that problem ... no photo in the gallery and can't access the one in the thread either. 




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Reply #33 on: July 31, 2015, 01:55:26 PM
Lynn you are doing pretty good for just your second life drawing.   Well done   
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Reply #34 on: July 31, 2015, 02:50:29 PM
Perhaps the image/gallery issue may be something to do with the migration to a new site... ?
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Reply #35 on: July 31, 2015, 03:32:30 PM
Adrian,

I have sent a message to Nolan.  I'm sure he'll get it all sorted out soon.

aloha

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Reply #36 on: July 31, 2015, 07:30:17 PM
 :eek: This will indeed be a challenge Lynn. Yes I am working from your sketches/drawings, although you might not have guessed from the last one!  ;D

Definately keep all of your drawings as they will not only show you where you have improved, but also areas where you need to work more. Very helpful.

I love getting in the charcoal...we tend to become one as it were  :whistle: :2funny:   Yes, I blend with my fingers as well... I also will do that with my w/c. Just have to literally be a part of my work I guess!  >:D   I'll have to dig out my other charcoal, I have already found 2 of my white charcoal pencils so I'm halfway there.

Strange as it may sound, I'm finding myself thinking back to my premed classes, following bone and muscle structure/contour, and I'm actually remembering some of the names!!!  :D

Before I go, I shall have to add that I think you did just fine with this fellow. Can't wait to tuck in!  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #37 on: August 07, 2015, 03:42:44 AM
This was our model tonight.  I tried a different approach for fun.  Did a quick charcoal sketch and then scribbled the values in with pastel.  I tried to get a bit more of the figure in and felt I was a little faster.  So fun and I think it is going to help me loosen up some.


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Reply #38 on: August 07, 2015, 04:50:24 AM
Lynn,

I could not see the image until I clicked on the X at the top left corner.

Wow, it's really pretty.  Love the combination of rusty and blue colors.  You got a lot done in a short time.

I'd love to try that.

aloha

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Reply #39 on: August 07, 2015, 11:19:04 AM
Thanks mea. Some models are more fun for me than others, or perhaps it is just the pose. You should try this. It's a real blast. You have this fleeting moment and then they are gone but definitely loosens you up


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Reply #40 on: August 07, 2015, 12:23:18 PM
Got another skull from my mom and a stage light to practice charcoal when I don't have a live model.  This was harder than it looks.  I have great respect for all you graphite people out there.  I suppose this is similar but easier.


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Reply #41 on: August 07, 2015, 01:11:19 PM
Wow! This is great Lynn. I unfortunately haven't done anything more as I'm still fighting the mildew battle. Actually found some mould right up in the forepeak so instead of drawing I'm scrubbing!  :tongue:

I do find charcoal easier to work with than graphite, easier for corrections  ;) !   ;D


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Reply #42 on: August 07, 2015, 04:25:15 PM
Lynn,

I'm at a loss for words here.  Uh, good tonal value??

aloha

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Reply #43 on: August 07, 2015, 06:40:30 PM
Beautiful work Lynn-proportions look great!
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Reply #44 on: August 07, 2015, 08:46:12 PM
Oh Val, so sorry out the mildew.  Living in Louisiana, we are always fighting it and I am often up to my elbows in clorox.  Hope you get time for art SOON.  What's more important anyway :whistle:  Also, I love how you drop these little tidbits about your exciting life!  Did you say you were in medical school? 


Mea--Weird subject I know.  I think my mom got it off of my uncle's farm in the Georgia O'Keefe days.  She used to hang it on the wall and cast a heavy shadow to paint it.  I might try that for a fun drawing.  Creepy huh?


Thanks Natalie, the measuring for proportions has to be done quickly and I think I got them this time.  Not always easy.