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« on: May 09, 2009 06:48:17 PM »

I put together an image very similar to this in my Digital Imaging class and I wanted SO bad to paint it.  My Rendering class came up and we were required to do a grapite drawing and an oil painting of a single complex image so I thought I'd remaster this composition with images of my own models.  Unfortunately, not only did I not complete this drawing but I didn't even get to start on the oil painting of it because a commission came up and I was allowed to use that for this class instead.

HOWEVER, my instructor stressed that I NEEDED to finish it in time for the Muskegon Regional show and so I've been drawing day and night trying to get it done.  It's quite a large piece (can't remember the vertical dimension but it's 14" across) and so it took a lot of time just to cover everything!!  When I discovered the deadline for the regional show was TODAY and not next Saturday I panicked!  SO, I just spent the last two days (day and night......got only four hours of sleep in two nights) in an attempt to complete this.  I still don't feel the female figure is complete (she's not detailed enough for her position in the composition), but I am VERY pleased with the monkey on the bottom......my favorite part USED to be the trees, but that was before I started on the monkey two days ago.

Well, here you are.......my drawing of "Origins":
 
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and detail of the bottom monkey......just because I can!

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009 06:55:57 PM »

Wow, this is stunning. Beautiful work! I love the trees best. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2009 07:19:05 PM »



Beautiful design and fantastically rendered! Hitting the Rocker button ---
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2009 07:37:40 PM »

'holy shit' was all that came to mind. AMAZING. sure, whatever, maybe the woman could use a few more details. But honestly that monkey in the front is ridiculously amazing and I can't stop looking at it. Fantastic job! I feel exhausted just looking at this. lol. I think the biggest detailed realism pencil drawing I've done is like 5"x5" and that was it for me. lol.
I have nothing but admiration for people who can spend forever doing detail work. I am such an 'instant gratification' artist myself and i think it's totally irrelevant that I can draw well if I can't sit still and do stuff like this. THIS is the work of a real artist. skill is less than 50%, it's the dedication that matters, and you clearly have it in SPADES.
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009 03:35:09 PM »

 Smiley  Thanks
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2009 06:19:37 PM »

Wow!  Beautiful work.  Is there another monkey farther back in the picture?  I see lots of detail here.  Great job.
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2009 06:05:05 PM »

Yes, there is another monkey at the base of the tree in the background.
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2009 09:40:27 AM »

I'm in awe of all the work you must have put into this piece.
and i totally sympathise with the little sleep [i suck at deadlines] but your time was totally worth it
and it really shows.
personally, I like that the woman is not in as much detail, it seems to bring the focus to the trees, and the INSANE details you have going on in there.
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2009 08:08:09 AM »

This is, is Stupifying! It's beyond amazing! I absolutely adore it.
I draw. Nothing like this (manga mainly) and I want to get into drawing properly. Are you self-taught? Do you have any pointers?
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2009 09:53:28 AM »

This is, is Stupifying! It's beyond amazing! I absolutely adore it.
I draw. Nothing like this (manga mainly) and I want to get into drawing properly. Are you self-taught? Do you have any pointers?

I was pretty much self taught until I went back to college two years ago (after 18 years away from the college scene).  However, I'd never done anything very ambitious.  I only drew with a #2 pencil, markers or ink pens and pretty much drew animals because the idea of drawing people scared me (I was convinced I couldn't do it).  Once I realized it was just shapes I became MUCH more comfortable drawing the human figure and I actually enjoy it now.

I would say the biggest thing is to draw from life whenever possible.  Many art colleges have continuing studies classes and almost always include a figure drawing class.  Or, there may be a local art group that will have figure drawing nights where they hire models.  Even if you can do sketches while you're on a bus or train or sitting in a waiting room.......draw, draw, draw!!
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