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els
01-17-2002, 05:10 AM
This was a study for a watercolor painting, based on an exercise from a atercolor book (in Swedish (???)) I have. This is my first attempt at nudes, and first with figures on P&I.

Things I see:
- Her feet are too small.
- There's a lack of contrast.

Comments are welcome.

NorahT
01-17-2002, 08:53 AM
This is very good for a first attempt at nudes. Again, nice pen work. imho you should try a few more :)

els
01-17-2002, 09:52 AM
I will, Norah, I will. Thanks for the comment.

arlene
01-17-2002, 10:01 AM
This is very good Els...what I see is a problem with both the arms and legs...

the legs need to be longer, and yes the feet need to be bigger.

If you remember that the elbow comes to the waist and the wrist to the widest part of the hip, you'll realize why I say the arm is too short too. :)

els
01-17-2002, 11:31 AM
Now I see it... Thank you Arlene.

I HAVE to practice drawing figures. I have!

dnip24
01-17-2002, 05:12 PM
Pretty picture!

els
01-18-2002, 05:20 AM
Thank you Diana.

sassybird
01-22-2002, 10:47 AM
Eamon, I can't add much to arlene's comments. You DO have some good value going in the body. If I were doing this piece I would make the cloth she is lying on heavier in value just to separate her more from her surroundings.

els
01-22-2002, 01:24 PM
Thanx Sass, if I do this piece again (maybe watercolors), I'll do it...

Petdevils
05-18-2003, 01:00 PM
cool... i didn't know how to handle folds in material etc with pen...until now ;)

BTDogMom
05-18-2003, 09:07 PM
I really like your style as far as shading - it's lovely!:clap: :clap:

els
05-19-2003, 02:12 PM
Thanks Pet and BT :)

jjsangel
05-19-2003, 02:19 PM
I think it's a really good first try. Keep practicing.. You will get better and better.

beatle_john
05-19-2003, 02:54 PM
There might be some of the figure to improve, as arlene mentioned, but your style with pen it's great! it's not easy to reach that softness with those lines, You just did!

Regards...