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06-11-2000, 01:18 PM
This quick gesture drawing was based on both a photo and a drawing (already posted)..pose changed slightly. My goal was to capture the over-all gesture as simply as possible. For those of you who have had life-drawing classes...the short poses force you to get the model's gesture down as quickly (and as briefly!) as you can.
Women's shapes lend themselves to a wonderful interaction of curved lines..and beautiful shapes within those lines. As I mentioned in Cindy's post under "Lets talk erotic art", I feel erotic and sensual content can be very very subtle at times. Sometimes the smallest details...can be VERY sensual.
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06-11-2000, 03:04 PM
I'm curious...how many of these do you do a day? What are their sizes? I'm still a beginner, so I'm amazed at the amount of work that you post on this site.
Is your color done in colored pencil? I love how these gesture drawings show your knowledge of the female form...hard to do unless one is constantly practicing.
One last thing...love the shoes!
06-11-2000, 03:28 PM
I've seen the original picture before. Is it from a photo series, isn't it? I think both of us browsing the same site for models. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif
Great girl, great drawing, but her eyes frighten me. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
06-11-2000, 05:47 PM
Hi WindDncr and welcome to Wetcanvas!!
This weekend, I have done 6 sketches. I average about 10-12 a week. Some nights I'll do 7 or 8. (On a good week). Now, I wish I'd get to painting that much! lol Most of the sketches I do fit the scanner bed, about 8 1/2" X 11" on the average. Most of these drawings are practice..but I also work out problems as they might relate to painting. Most of the drawings are pencil of some kind..a few lines emphasized with ink. Yes..it is interesting WindDncer..how SOME..clothing plays a part in our ideas regarding sensuality and erotica. I will leave that topic to everyone else here.
Gerak - you have cornered me!! Yes..I have to admit..I do browse the internet for material. Do I attempt to copy photos directly?.."no". Am I interested in photos for practice..reference..gesture..or themes.."yes". I much prefer to work with models (and take my OWN photos), but in order to continue to practice and draw daily..I have often used existing photos from MANY sources..for inspiration. I make a point of altering drawings sufficiently enough to avoid any legal issues. Poses, gestures, etc are universal..it is never my intention to do portraits based on someone elses photos..I am not trying in any way to capture a likeness.
As WindDncer mentioned..I do practice a lot.
(Almost) all ALL of my paintings are based on photos I've taken of models...a few paintings are the result of my interpretation of an existing photo.
As I mentioned before, photos are usually just a starting point..my drawings and paintings are an attempt to state what I feel about what I see. They are never copies.
06-11-2000, 06:13 PM
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06-12-2000, 04:25 AM
Michael - I think sketching or painting from *FREE* material isn't illegal. I did the same thing. I learn to draw and practising with these free pictures too.
<u>Your originality was not questioned!</u>
Sorry, if I did hurt you... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/frown.gif
06-12-2000, 07:22 AM
It's great the way you can capture the subject with such simplicity!
06-12-2000, 11:37 AM
Gerak - don't worry. I understood your comments, I was only sharing the fact that there are helpful things (as we've both discovered) on the internet, in terms of ideas, examples, and reference material. I am always concerned about legal issues, and I try to be VERY!! careful about borrowing material, and changing what I use sufficiently to avoid problems. You did not hurt my feelings at all..don't worry.
I know that graphic artists use TONS of reference material, and with computer graphics all of it can be changed..altered...and re-used. I suppose the originality comes from how something is re-done,or re-worked..??
so Gerak, please don't worry at all..I was just explaining how (even though material is "free"...I still make a point of not copying things I see. Hope you are drawing, and I'm looking foreward to seeing more of your work.
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