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08-15-2005, 10:07 AM
HI. I expect youve seen all Ruth/Madmums by now......... :)
here are mine as this weeks challenge........ from the 3 days I will post in three daily posts......... so
HOLD YOUR HORSES :D
first morning charcoal.... several poses. notice tendency not t leave room for feet without sticking more paper on !!!!
And in the afternoon 2 poses medium of choice....... both these 1/2 sheet of hot press....whatman
Day 2 coming up next.......................
08-15-2005, 10:13 AM
Day 2 ( for me) started with brush drawing a la japanese one area darkened , or one darkened and one medium ......
then in pm again 2 poses, medium of choice....... both these were 1/4 sheet
Day 3 ( and final day) coming up !!!
08-15-2005, 10:24 AM
Day 3 started with measured pencil drawing ............ this is when I discovered how very innacurate my eye is when drawing from life........ so must measure more carefully when doing other stuff from life!!!
I did just manage to get the feet drawn in the first standing pose but had to LOOSE them to make roome for the other pose !!!
after coffee we did preparation of afternoon painting ... 2 hours at last !!! i went for 1/2 sheet cold press winsor & newton.........and started with a 2B pencil drawing
We were asked to push make a 'complete picture' in the 2 hours......... hres my result.............
The Life Class
All comments and crits most gratefully received :)
sorry its such a long thread !!!
I think I will cross post the final image in the gallery for those who dont want to scour this whole thread !!!
08-15-2005, 11:50 AM
JT I really like your watercolour of Jo sitting on the chair, and the one where she's lying on a hummock :D Also I think your pencil sketches are fantastic. My favourite, though, is "The Life Class" (and it was good to see you getting revenge after they used our paintings as backgrounds for their paintings :D )
Three long days very well spent!
08-15-2005, 01:52 PM
I love these, Jaytee. They are so FLUID. Makes me want to do some sketches, but who'd pose for me :D ?
Thanks for sharing your work. Very inspiring.
WOW, Jaytee--You guys worked hard and accomplished lots.
The last one is FANTASTIC--the idea is great, the composition super and the way you painted the nude is amazing. Every bit of it SO good!!!
Your pencil drawings are really good as well!!!
Had to laugh about the extra piece of paper for the feet--I did that first time I went to the life class... My teacher insists we mark where the shoulders go and where are the feet when we start... Since then I've always fitted feet in... on the other, I often would discover that I did not leave any space for the head..lol
08-15-2005, 01:57 PM
WOW, JT these are great!! You two must have had a lot of fun doing this class!!!
My favorites are "the life class" and the one with the model sitting on the red sheet. But then i like the asian ink stylish ones too ...
08-15-2005, 01:59 PM
JT, so anxious to see your Life work that I checked in literally two minutes befoe friend arrives, but don't need long to say what I have to say:
Utterly, totally impressed!!! I think Life drawing and painting is Made for YOU!!! Bravo!!!!
08-15-2005, 02:09 PM
Jaytee, if I hadn't already given you a merit point for this month, you'd get one from me today! However, you'll just have to make do with
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
"The Life Class" is absolutely fantastic! I like your others as well. I think your style works very well for figurals!!
08-15-2005, 03:45 PM
Wow... You accomplished SO MUCH during your workshop!!! And it's all beautifully done... Your last painting, the one you consider finished is exactly that! Or rather... polished... Well done... many, many clappies and a Merit Point!!!
08-15-2005, 05:30 PM
Very well done JT!! I think you should continue with this (Line of art) ;)
they are excellent! :clap: :clap:
08-15-2005, 05:42 PM
I am so 'tickled pink ' by all your comments. and blushing as well -so the resultant shade is quite attractive....... perhaps I should paint myself :)
I have done precious little life drawing/painting.... but always enjoyed it..... and was already determined to go to as many of Jean Williams workshops as I can manage.......
your lovely comments have made me all the more determined:)
Olga......... you made me smile......... even when I measured to get head and feet in. .....like topsy the whole darned thing grew out of control !!! so I learnt to start smaller than I thought I should :D
08-15-2005, 07:12 PM
Hi again Jaytee...popping over from the Figure Forum to have a little look...these are just absolutely super! I hope you will think about joining in over there some as well...brilliantly well done! Love the last comp.! Watercolour is your thing but the way you've rendered the model is so well done! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Little Old Lady
08-15-2005, 08:53 PM
Great work! The class i took recently the instructor said you didn't have to get the whole figure. Thank Goodness.
08-15-2005, 09:10 PM
Well done JT!!
08-16-2005, 12:20 AM
Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bloody fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And half sheet :eek: way to go g/f!!!!!!
Jt your work is fantastic..:D
I am blown away!!!!!!!!!!!!!
very productive workshop with fabulous results!:clap:
08-16-2005, 04:33 AM
Pam, Joann, Patty, Lulu. thank you so much for your enthusiasm:)
JJ - funny how a half sheet suddenly didnt feel big !!!
Pam.......if this becomes a more regular activity I certainly will ;)
08-16-2005, 07:33 AM
Well done JT :)
08-16-2005, 02:33 PM
Tremendous stuff JTthese are very good------Alan
08-16-2005, 04:40 PM
Fantastic job, JT!!!!! Love them all! Had to laugh about cutting off the feet; I remember so well the last "life drawing" class that I took in college(many, many yrs. ago)--I was ALWAYS cutting off hands or feet (or both)! It's been soooo long--at first, I didn't like life drawing(didn't feel like I had ANY skill in that area at all); then, I got used to it and now I really miss having that opportunity. Maybe someday I'll be able to do it again...
Btw...has anybody here ever heard of the artist Kerry James Marshall--he was my last drawing instructor--fantastic artist and instructor.
08-16-2005, 07:14 PM
I am going to repeat myself
WHY ARE THESE IMAGES HERE IN THIS FORUM?......THEY ARE FINISHED PAINTINGS,NICELY PACKAGED INTO ONE POSTING.....SO THEY DON'T TAKE UP EXTRA SPACE....
I WOULD MUCH RATHER " THE POWERS THAT BE" , RESTRICT THE NUMBER OF POSTINGS PERMITTED BY ONE PERSON TO ONE PER DAY ,OR EVEN TWO DAYS, IN THE GALLERY TO ALLOW OTHERS TO BE SEEN ....
THIS MESSAGE ALSO APPLIES TO ALL OTHER " CHALLENGES"....PROVIDED THEY ARE FINISHED.......THEY ARE FUN AND JUST AS ENTITLED TO BE IN THE "GALLERY" WHERE MOST OF US HANG OUT!
Having said that, and ,as this is the only place I can respond, all I can say Janet is that these are just great!
I attended life drawing / painting classes a few years ago and found it to be one of the most challenging (yet rewarding) things I ever attempted....wish my results were as good as yours...these are really great!
I can highly recommend such a challenge to all.
08-16-2005, 09:40 PM
outstanding. Your sketches are so alive. Very impressive JT. You are so going to dust me in the weeks ahead. Tom
08-17-2005, 05:44 AM
Alan, Laurie, Michele, Brian, Tom, thankyou
Must admit I cant wait to do more :) More satisfaction out of getting a figure right than almost anything else Ive tried...........
Tom You are so going to dust me in the weeks ahead RUBBISH!!!!!!! say after me........ I am a very talented artist, I am a very talented artist........ I am a very talented artist........... ad Infinitum :) You are going to suprise yourself , believe me........... and its only by pushing the boundaries through what we think we can't do, that we progress. ......as you well know ;) but often we simply dont recognise it as progress........... as the sights get higher :) Malty....... why dont you join us ?????
08-17-2005, 05:47 AM
PS meant to say.......... Brian, I understand what you are saying and am flattered....... but to be honest I feel NONE of these pieces are finished ........ even the last which I posted in the gallery anyway !!!! I must say I keep looking at the paintings and itch to pic up a brush. too much vacent wall around the model :)However I do believe the new split between Workshop and Studio will help us all .......... as soon as I get it into my head which is which :) ;)
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