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05-23-2001, 05:28 AM
here is a drawering i made from a nude model. any comments?
ps i hope this image loads correctly

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<FONT COLOR="red">Cabal, would you please ensure your images are no larger than 500 pixels in width or height? I've resized this. Oh, and any nudity or mature audience content should have the "butt" icon so that viewers are warned. Thanks! -- Roan</FONT c>

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Esben Lund
05-23-2001, 06:27 AM
Sort of reminds me of those old bog mummys found around Europe http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
This pose reminds me especially of a guy found in Aarhus, Denmark. He's about 2300 years old and is called the "Grauballe man".

05-23-2001, 10:08 AM
Cabal - I like this drawing...good structure.

Since the feet and hands are small, I'm guessing it was difficult to get the same sense of structure..mass..that I'm seeing in the other areas of the figure. (?).

I would like to see you take an area of this figure and really develope it..in another drawing..an area you find interesting.

What medium were you using? How long was the pose?

I think your modeling of the forms is good...I am curious as to where you will go with your figures... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

05-23-2001, 10:13 AM
I want to feed her "pasta e fagioli!" lol... Very good drawing... My comments echo Michael's... It seems you loose yourself in details in some areas, and focus on the overall action of the figure in others... As a sketch, I think I'd like to see fewer lines - stick with the action, or lack there of!

Jeanine Jackson
Stamford, CT

05-23-2001, 02:56 PM
your attention to detail too soon, is destroying a sense of the figures weight. The butt appears to be floating up higher than the rest of the figure, rather than laying on the ground. block it in to make sure it has weight and its all in the right place...bring detail up slowly. That way if you have to erase and redraw, your only erasing a few lines rather than 20 minutes worth of work.


05-23-2001, 03:05 PM
agree with Amy and others here; you've got good definition but you want to make sure to put it all in the right places.

05-24-2001, 04:49 AM
this pose was between one to one and a half hours. i used a 2 or 3b pencil.... i think, it's been awhile. yes the butt does seem like it's raised up more than it should. however i don't think there was THAT much of a difference between the drawing and what i saw. i'd drawn that girl dozens of times in several classes. one thing i remember about her body was that her butt was rather plump compared to her skinny body. perhaps this affects the way her behind raises in the drawing? i don't know.

the greatest power of art
is to reflect our
imaginations not our