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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Mid-Term Review on: October 20, 2009 06:14:28 AM
I am an art student myself so between high school and college,I've had my fair share of figure studies.

Something that I dont think the other two people pointed out ( I agree with everything they say, they gave you some great advice) is motion lines. You should try to make them your basis for every drawing ,If your going to do a quick 5 min drawing or even  a more lengthy 2 hour drawing.  But basically what you do is create one sweaping line to get the idea of the motion or the angle of the body.( this line should take you no more than 2 seconds draw, very quick , instictive and to the point)  then block in simple shapes,( oval for head, triangle for torso...etc) dont go straight for details, even if it doesnt quite share a likeness to your model , this will help you a lot.  I've always found that doing a few quick gestural sketches before I do a lengthy drawing helps me . If your having trouble blocking out simple shapes, sometimes squinting helps you not focus so much on .."ok thats the models head, thats their arm and thats what it should look like) You want to make sure you have correct proportions down before you get into details.

I cant stress proportions enough either. I think its 8 heads ( including the figures real head  Smiley ) equal their height. Also In one drawing I think you might have had issues with fore shortening. ( its the one that you said you had issues with tone) In your drawing the models head is much larger than their feet even though the feet are closer than you. The opposite should be true in this case. I have always found that the drawing horses/ easels that you work on are sloaped, so they will tend to skew everything your doing, just be aware of this and step back every so often like the commenter above me said. You'll spot mistakes so much easier.

Like everyone else , I dont mean this in a harsh way just some helpful constructive critisim. Your drawings have great potential!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Low-budget Bathroom Makeover on: October 04, 2009 05:34:56 PM
I vote on staining the cabinets a dark mahogany might me a nice 'warm' tone compliment to the cool gray you have going on.

I love this transformation. well done , with a good budget! ( and you need to splurge on a toilet, its not like its something that you never use! ) Cheesy haha
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: life-sized horse mask, cake, puss n' boots, giraffe. EXTREMELY image heavy! on: July 24, 2009 07:48:11 PM
wow. really nice work! reminds me of my first year in college. good luck, although with work like that, i doubt you'll need it.    Wink
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Yet Another GROSS Spoon Rest - Toenails!! on: July 13, 2009 06:45:34 AM
when i first saw this as a little icon under 'hot new projects' I thought.. 'well isnt that gorgeous!" then i saw what it was and I thought -vomit- then i thought about it some more and thought that this totally rocks!  Grin
-great job keep them coming !
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Paint by Numbers - Mix and match ! on: June 18, 2009 08:34:26 AM
wowzers! these are so gorgeous . I love all the combos! Love Love LOVE the pedals on the last piece !
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: first skirt!! on: June 17, 2009 07:14:36 PM
What a fabulous bed sheet find, I love the pattern on it.
This is a superb transformation and looks great on you!
7  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 39 ENTRIES / Re: The "Purse"onal is Political Birkin Inspired Bag on: June 06, 2009 02:53:25 PM
this is quite possibly one of the most handiest/craftiest things I have ever seen on craftster!
And-WHAT A GOOD USE OF THE DUCT TAPE (*takes mental note for next time i make a hand bag)

Fantastic !
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Polly Pocket bracelet! on: June 05, 2009 04:25:13 AM
Oh man, this reminds me of when I had the polly pocket that was in a gene bottle that could be worn as a necklace, I was the cool kid at school that day with that around my neck!

Great job this totally rocks !
9  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Backpacking on a Buget: DIY Soda Can Stove! on: May 26, 2009 06:01:45 AM
you really did your research girl! looks like you had fun! good idea for crocs too!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: As my obsession with V-necks continues.. on: May 20, 2009 08:44:47 PM
I love that you say "you wanted to make a big mess". A true craftster! The splatter shirt is phenom and I love your drawing on the second one.

And for real. Hanes should really make women's v-necks. Or do they? Hmmm.

haha thanks, who doesnt love to make a mess  Cheesy

Also I do believe hanes makes womens v necks, but the V's are not as deep as the mens, by far. so when I try my best to mimic the AA ones, I go for the mens pack  Grin
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