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05-05-2006, 07:45 AM
proportions are hard for me so I tried freehanding it this way :)
put lines on new layer over orig.copied the line layer to a new canvas and painted on that


05-05-2006, 07:48 AM
Great Jean! See that you found the place for great figurestudies:) And great result as well :)

05-05-2006, 09:00 AM
Fantastic idea and great results!! :clap: :thumbsup: :clap:

05-05-2006, 09:09 AM
Nice idea. Similar concept would be to use the moveable guides like in Photoshop or Painter to box and frame key body parts.

05-05-2006, 09:30 AM
I am lost............you put those lines on the original...then moved those lines to new paper and you drew the body using those guidelines? Right?
wow, I am no convinced those lines would help me come up with something this good. Nice work

05-05-2006, 09:51 AM
thanks Sara (I'll be visiting that site often :) )

Marge it sure helps to get things halfway where they belong :lol:

thanks Tom , all I wanted was some help on the dimensions otherwise I would have a pin head, long body and stumpy legs :D

Aggie thats right it sure helped me :wave:

05-05-2006, 12:01 PM
Nice work Jean. That technique works quite well for you.
I use something like that myself. Except that I draw the figure first then scan it in and use it as a separate layer. The reason I draw first on paper is that that process helps me "get to know" the drawing before I paint it.

I reverse tht procedure when I paint traditionally. I put the image up on the PC then use the guides and rulers in PSP to locate and measure features then translate them to the canvas. I could never (at least right now) simply draw accurately from sight alone. (I say that, but I do alright when I sketch or paint from real life.) Go figure!LOL

Again great piece of work.


05-05-2006, 03:47 PM
Thanks chuck :)

05-05-2006, 03:48 PM
Jean, I'm thoroughly impressed with your approach here. The result speaks for itself.:thumbsup:

05-06-2006, 01:18 PM
Great use of the tools of the trade along with a very nice result!!!

05-07-2006, 02:15 AM
Very nice indeed. I like your technique:thumbsup:

05-07-2006, 08:06 AM
VERY impressive jean.

05-07-2006, 03:23 PM
Very nice Jean...your getting sooo good.