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09-27-2001, 10:31 AM
well friends, I did my first life drawing open studio last week (on my birthday :D) - this is my favorite from the three hours I was there

I realized the head wouldn't fit in with the size I had my legs drawn at, so it went to the side ... but I got the whole figure in! lol

comments, critiques?


charcoal, 18 x 24 inches a 25 minute pose

09-27-2001, 10:37 AM
Great studies!! I like the way you have captured her nonchalant pose. The hips seem a little small for the legs....but the whole is fantastic for only 25 minutes!

09-27-2001, 10:40 AM
I like it :D Sketches like that are always fun.

My only comment is that the legs look a bit small, or foreshorten, on the other hand, the handling of the charcoal is wonderful.

Thanks for sharing

09-27-2001, 05:19 PM
perky (checked 3 times)

09-27-2001, 05:39 PM
j*...love this...even be-headed...
do have to agree on the hip...or, I think I would put it...butt...
being a bit too small...but maybe she has a wee butt...?
you are sooo talented to have done this so quickly...
the lines and shadows just needed and placed just so...

I think we all know that Jerry is a breast man now...poor guy...
women wheel such power, and do not even know it!
...sometimes, anyway...

I am glad you post your exercises...
your work is always a pleasure to view...

09-27-2001, 06:39 PM
Ah...a longer pose (than the 30 second one in the Figure Forum)!

I was right.....this is great! Your lines are so sure.....simple and very, very elegant.

I like..a lot!

:) :) K

09-27-2001, 11:10 PM
Originally posted by jerryW
perky (checked 3 times)

he he :D

i like the connection top to bottom
that comes from the angle of the shoulder
parodied in the angle of the hand
echoed in the angle of the right knee (her right)
with shading to emphasize

good work j

09-28-2001, 11:00 AM
the model does not look so happy for all her perkiness. perhaps a small space heater beside her chair? its the civilized thing to do.

nice drawing j


09-28-2001, 04:49 PM
fagan, ron: thanks for the comments, I think you are right, it's hard to see the forest for the trees sometimes!

jerry:mmm-hmmmnnnnnn, thass all? :mad: ;)

giniaad: thanks, she had an unusual body, but don't we all? lol ... almost emaciated in her arms and legs, but a normal belly and butt, I kept beefing her up, which is why it ended up a bit off, I think.

kate: thanks!

Impulse, amy: always glad to hear from you ... thanks!

here's one from last night ... 20 min, charcoal, 9 x 12 inches