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James or Jimmy Jim
01-26-2006, 06:11 PM
... not what you think you know. :eek:

It wasn't the most productive night last night. I had to leave early, and was only there for the shorter poses.

I had serious trouble with this model, as her proportions defied all preconceptions - it was like drawing abstract shapes! Needless to say, there was no time for shading ... or faces, Mac. :D

These are on 18x24 sheets, 15 minutes each.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jan-2006/33859-Small1.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jan-2006/33859-Small2.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jan-2006/33859-Small3.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jan-2006/33859-Small4.JPG

JamieWG
01-26-2006, 06:14 PM
Jimmy, good line work with a difficult model. I think you caught the poses very well, even if you timed out in terms of shading and faces. I hate it when I'm only there long enough to get the short poses!

Jamie

Katherine T
01-26-2006, 06:55 PM
It really throws you doesn't it when you get a shape you don't normally see - nearly as bad as when you get those macho male life models who will insist on striking GrecoRoman poses! :D

I love the fat ones and the skinny ones - makes a change! But if I had to choose I'd always choose an extra large lady over an extra skinny one. And these look very good.

James or Jimmy Jim
01-26-2006, 07:06 PM
Jimmy, good line work with a difficult model. I think you caught the poses very well, even if you timed out in terms of shading and faces. I hate it when I'm only there long enough to get the short poses!

Jamie

Thanks Jamie, I didn't even get the 20-minute poses that I'm used to. Are you still going to life drawing?

James or Jimmy Jim
01-26-2006, 07:12 PM
It really throws you doesn't it when you get a shape you don't normally see - nearly as bad as when you get those macho male life models who will insist on striking GrecoRoman poses! :D

I love the fat ones and the skinny ones - makes a change! But if I had to choose I'd always choose an extra large lady over an extra skinny one. And these look very good.

Thanks Katherine (or Kathy Kat). :D She was a bit over the top, if you know what I mean - scary, if you know what I reallymean.

She would have been okay, if we had more time. Okay, she wouldn't ... give me the good-looking women any day. Where's the delete button? My wife's close by. :D

Katherine T
01-26-2006, 07:17 PM
I have been known to get bored with the good looking women but then I'm female! ;) I like a change! (And - for a change - I did heads tonight instead of the whole class and will post tomorrow after I've got a photo done)

James or Jimmy Jim
01-26-2006, 07:44 PM
Katherine, just make sure you post your heads tomorrow. Thanks for giving us a "heads up". :D

I don't mind models who are a little different, but this one was brutal ... to draw, that is. :D

ChuckL
01-26-2006, 09:21 PM
Gee Jimmy......Now I understand your post over in the figure forum. I think you were lucky to get such an unusual shaped model. And you did quite well in my limited figure/experience opinion.
...chuck

macrobertson
01-28-2006, 12:48 AM
More excuses for no faces! and do I hear a lot of complaining in here Jim... about being tossed out of your comfort zone, and having to relate to abstract shapes?
tsk tsk, and no rapid and well finished drawings to ogle at tonight, we are going to have to book you in for counselling instead :D

(and where is our thread in the figure forum:rolleyes:)

Mac

Katherine T
01-28-2006, 07:26 AM
Hi Jim - Heads are now posted in my Drawing Heads thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=322213). I had a problem getting decent light for the photo.

James or Jimmy Jim
01-28-2006, 02:56 PM
Gee Jimmy......Now I understand your post over in the figure forum. I think you were lucky to get such an unusual shaped model. And you did quite well in my limited figure/experience opinion.
...chuck

Thanks Chuck. I don't think I'd call it "luck". :D

James or Jimmy Jim
01-28-2006, 02:59 PM
More excuses for no faces! and do I hear a lot of complaining in here Jim... about being tossed out of your comfort zone, and having to relate to abstract shapes?
tsk tsk, and no rapid and well finished drawings to ogle at tonight, we are going to have to book you in for counselling instead :D

(and where is our thread in the figure forum:rolleyes:)

Mac

Mac, I think I do need counselling after that session. :D

James or Jimmy Jim
01-28-2006, 03:01 PM
Hi Jim - Heads are now posted in my Drawing Heads thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=322213). I had a problem getting decent light for the photo.

I'll go take a look Katherine. Join the "having trouble photographing artwork from life" club. :D