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10-23-2011, 08:11 AM
Here's a few weeks worth of drawing, been working so only had time to snatch up my pastel pencils and rush off arriving out of breath...
all 30 min
10-23-2011, 08:12 AM
and some 5 min
10-23-2011, 11:45 AM
Good shapes Rob, I particularly like those twisting short poses. I wonder if the energetic lines around the figure maybe draw the eye away from the figure. Having said that I always like the way you include the background in your drawings like in the fifth one here, makes it feel more complete.
10-23-2011, 04:23 PM
Great set of drawings, Rob. I too like the one with the background quietly stated. My favorite, however, is the second drawing on the second post. The hard twist with the weight on her right elbow is beautifully stated.
10-23-2011, 04:32 PM
Hi ho ~Rob, I think no, 5, 6 an 7 are the picks here , i like the volume you appear to be capturing in these , the fragmented bg adds to the figure in No 5 , the straight line of the weighted foot through into the lower torso/back of the standing pose is nicely strong , and the fluidness of no 6!
10-24-2011, 11:41 AM
Nice quick gestures! Of the whole set, I love the first series, some terrific volumes coming across with minimum lines/shades, especially #4,#5 . The twisting poses are nice too, with some nice flow and rhythm expressed.
#4 reminds me of one of Rembrandt's drawings. #7 is awesome :thumbsup:
10-24-2011, 12:58 PM
out of breath and all we are lucky to see your nice drawings. Nice light and lines.
10-24-2011, 10:19 PM
Rob figures are good you're knocking in the light and shade.
I like the hatching in the background it changes direction has form. I would suggest incorporating this into the figure, if it generates half the energy the background has you have got something.
10-24-2011, 11:04 PM
rob - that tall reclining figure near the beginning stands out to me - and I really like the cool/warm light "conversation" with the two figures - all are a treat to look at!
10-25-2011, 01:55 AM
Wow- I am admiring them all, Rob!
10-25-2011, 04:50 AM
Thanks all, I enjoyed these sessions particularly and I'm glad it shows.
@Nathan, yes you are right some of the hatching lines are a bit over done I was exploring ways of showing the interchange of light and dark around the figure without getting into my fellow drawers and the soft furnishings! The trouble with any stylised method of toning is that it becomes a quirk that can detract from explaining the figure even though it often makes the drawing a more attractive object.
@Mike Burrell, That is something I will try, when I looked at the drawings once home I noticed that exterior lines mostly opposed the direction of the figure, but actually varying the angle and weight should give opportunity for stressing and suppressing edges.
10-26-2011, 04:04 PM
another nice season Rob... your sketches are full of movement and energy... and you got those dramatic contrasts without muddying the colours :thumbsup:
10-26-2011, 09:45 PM
I like how you dont have a line all the way around the figure, and how the background has discribed the edge of the form sometimes.All are a treat to my eyes.
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