View Full Version : Figure from life - 07/23/2011
07-23-2011, 09:24 PM
Hm... sometimes envy is healthy, I guess :) After seeing a lot of folks here doing gestures and short poses, I was motivated ( rather forced ) to get my lazy body out to venture into a open workshop today. It's a bit of a drive for me, but since I had nothing going on today, I pushed myself to visit the place. The tough part is waking up early on a weekend after a week long work schedule. It's been more than a year and half since I did my last short-poses. I had forgotten how much fun it can be.
So, this is DeLynn.
Paper and tools:
Paper: Strathmore 70 Lb drawing paper.
Size: 9" X 12"
Pencils: HB General's charcoal pencil, soft vine charcoal
10 2-minute poses and 1 10-minute pose::[/U][/B]
2 5-minute poses:
4 20-minute poses:
Comments and critiques welcomed as usual. The first 20 min pose' thigh/leg turned out wacky in proportions :evil:
07-23-2011, 11:02 PM
Wow and Wow , so nice to see your short figures Kiran for a change , your right I do think its fun , but a nice balance would be nice I think between the two , just me thinking out loud there) ~ Im speechless I think ... hang on ~ yep speechless ....!!! : )
07-24-2011, 12:11 AM
Wow what great short poses and I aminpressed with yljr 20min ones.just great.
07-24-2011, 12:53 AM
Kiran your short poses are great!. And I absolutelly love the last 20 minutes one.
07-24-2011, 04:31 AM
Hey Kiran!- you have nothing to be envious about! These are really great! Looks like you had much fun- and it shows in the cohesive drawings- Good stuff!
07-24-2011, 08:06 AM
Nice shadows, some proportions could be better but overall for such short life work, they are very good.
07-24-2011, 04:27 PM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Absolutely love the one before last!
07-24-2011, 08:18 PM
Hi Sandra, you have posted a few threads since, so , am guessing you are speechless no more :) Thanks for the kind words. I think I could do better, but this is ok for a come-back. I hope to visit this place regularly if possible. Let's see.
Hi Carol, thanks for the nice words! Am glad you like the 20-min poses. Working against time is a bit difficult since am not used to it, but hopefully I have a plan next time around and perhaps focus on one area and let go of the tendency to do the whole figure in the 20 min time slot.
Hi Luicre, thanks for the thumbs up! That last one is interesting, but a tough one, because the tilt of her hand balancing the umbrella would gently shift to and fro and was changing the shadow patterns :) Talk about all the challenges we subjects these poor models to who do all that with a smile :)
Hi Bethany, thanks a lot. You are the master of the 20-min poses yourself, so your encouragement means a lot to me.
Hi Wanda, thanks! Am glad you see good things in the studies. Would you mind pointing out the ones where the proportions seem off ? I would like to know so it goes into my "be-aware-of-these-bad-tendencies" list.
Hi Laurene, thanks! That pose is quite nice, would've made a good long pose I guess. I especially love *her* right hand folded relaxedly there. I simply love hands that are free and relaxed.
07-24-2011, 08:26 PM
Hi Sandra, you have posted a few threads since, so , am guessing you are speechless no more
I am Always speechless at your fine artisty Kiran:eek: ...!! So please take the comp , or you will be made to eat those words ... ~toast and vegemite ...;):)
07-24-2011, 08:52 PM
Damn but you're fast and accurate :) I usually choose one or the other. Like the mix of line and form in your short poses.
07-25-2011, 02:03 PM
Ok Sandra, I'll take the safe route and accept the compliment :D:D
Hi Clive, fast perhaps, but accurate, am not so sure. I probably should settle into choose one for the other also, at least for the 20-min and up poses. Thanks for the comment on line and form, glad you like it !
07-29-2011, 08:14 AM
Wow! You draw real quick @ these 2 minuters... :clap: Normally there is little time to put in the shadows, and you've done really well to impart a sense of volume as well. And the last one is just glorious!
Although, as part of my habitual nit-picking, I'd say there are some proportional issues creeping in, in some of the longer poses e.g. third from bottom, head (and the visible foot) looks a tad too small and the anatomy of her right leg, starting from the inguinal/groin flexure area (which would normally tend to be visible where her elbow is, or at least the upper edge of thigh) up to the ankle might need a re-look. Well, you don't have the model anymore, so next time maybe :)
07-29-2011, 11:34 AM
Hi Roy. Using both line and tone is something that comes naturally to me. I look for shapes and contours and if opportunities allow, negative shapes, helps move and adjust lines ( and vice versa ). Thanks for the nit picks. It is what helps me focus better and improve. So, please don't hold off on those nit-picks as you call them !
07-29-2011, 10:59 PM
Kiran- I really do like your last drawing a lot.
07-30-2011, 10:59 AM
Hi Carol, thanks! I like that one too :)
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