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« on: February 05, 2009 06:10:33 PM »

Yesterday, there was a drawing "workshop" if we can call it that way with Jean-Denis, a male model hired frequently by my college. there was no teacher this time, we just drew what we wanted the way we wanted and Jean-Denis chose the poses himself and kept them as long as he was comfortable.

Here are 4 of my sketches (there are 9 in total), done in charcoal, sanguine and white comt crayon on manilla paper. The model kept the poses about 20 minutes so in all there's about an hour and a half worth of work in these 4 sketches (which are about 24''x 18''.)

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2009 06:43:39 PM »

perfect well done, i love the shading- the use of colour really makes it special- i am no artist but these are fantastic in my opinion Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009 08:08:53 PM »

oh wow, those are impressive!
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009 08:13:43 PM »

These are lovely.  You capture the poses wonderfully, and I'm impressed at your ability to use charcoal and conte so effectively - I find them quite difficult to work with.
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2009 08:21:42 PM »

I really enjoy the gestural feel these have. Good work.
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2009 08:32:00 PM »

Cheesy great work! i love life drawings, and you have quite a talent for it!
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2009 07:44:15 AM »

thanks to all of you!

Arcana: I can't get precise at all with them. I use them only for quick sketches, otherwise things get quite smudgy  Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2009 11:38:52 PM »

Nice work!! Those look awesome!! I used to model for the life drawing class at a local college.  I loved seeing all the renditions of me when the students were all finished.  It is so much fun!
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2009 10:34:16 PM »

thanks to all of you!

Arcana: I can't get precise at all with them. I use them only for quick sketches, otherwise things get quite smudgy  Tongue


Have you discovered the wonder that is the conte pencil yet? You can get them in a variety of values and colours. Your local art shop should have them for 3-5 bucks but they're totally worth it. I find having that extra room for my hand gives me way better control over my linework.

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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2009 06:44:25 AM »

crazyda79: thanks! I'd love to try but students are forbidden to pose :p

teddybearbones: I tried them out, I tried also charcoal and sanguine pencils, but I don't like them. they are a pain to sharpen and you can't get as expressive as with a stick, imo. thanks for the suggestion, however!
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