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Old 12-20-2011, 11:39 AM
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Libellule - very nice gesture here! Also some vibrant shadows that serve the drawing well! While there is a certain blurring of the male and female as was the style of works at the time - and in this work - I might venture her face/nose might be a touch long ?

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Kevin :
You can dare to tell me, do not worry, I'm here to learn. I have a tendency to lengthen my face, I think that reviewing the shadow under the nose, which is stronger on the reference than on my drawing, I can shorten it a bit.

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Hi everyone, sorry I'm late to the party and thanks to Lauren for putting this together.

John, good drawings. For the first I think you could have made her taller (or thinner), I mistake I also made. Also there is more of a leaning or change in direction of the legs particularly at the lower area. Practice makes perfect. With the second for the hands start with an overall glove shape incorporating all the fingers. That should help.

Not sure if it is cheating Sonni. The shapes look good. I agree that Prud'hon mostly is known for the hatching technique with the lines running along the form (other layers have the cross hatch at an acute angle to that).

Very structural Prosenjit. The odd thing about your comment to John about that shadow is that you could apply some of it to the original, not sure why he bothered since it doesn't follow the form at all (maybe he added it after the model had left).

Sandra, good work so far. It is interesting with this whether to copy the drawing/composition, the technique or both.

Hey there lurker (Trevor), you've got some good shapes there.

Kevin, super drawing. It would be interesting to see you approach this the Prud'hon way. It is also time consuming though.

Hey Duston, Might you finish the painting? Although it is a bit pink the tonal values look good. Maybe a green wash would fix it?

Hi Jessie, good drawing I think you got most of the anatomy spot on. I can see your tonal notes at the bottom left which is a good idea.

Kate, good drawing, I like your colours. It is very time consuming isn't it.

Lovely drawing Lydie, I like the rhythm you've captured with the sweep of her legs and arms. Very classical.

OK my first attempt. It is not finished but I'm going to start again as I've damaged the paper too much to take any more layers (particularly on her face which needs to shrink a bit). This is on A3 paper.




Lessons learnt

1. Make sure the initial drawing is accurate. It is very difficult to rework once you've started the tones. Here I knew the head was too big (and it got bigger as I worked) but didn't change. Also I didn't notice the slope of her right leg to start with.

2. Materials. The paper I chose (Tiziano pastel paper from Fabriano) was too textured to get the lines to work consistently. I also found the stumping didn't work too well as the characteristics of the black and white contes (or rather Caran d'ache hard pastels) were very different. With the softer black the stumping intensified the tone as it filled the weave of the paper. With the harder white most of the tone was removed even with a light touch. I ended up using a putty rubber instead on the black.

3. Patience. Coupled with accuracy. I think this was over 2 hours or so but I did try to hurry things along making mistakes and also damaging the paper.
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The paper I chose (Tiziano pastel paper from Fabriano) was too textured to get the lines to work consistently. I also found the stumping didn't work too well as the characteristics of the black and white contes

I agree, I found the stump and the tooth of the paper seem to fight to much once a certain amount of pigment gets on there ...I like this Nathan , apart from that of the face which you stated ... Lovely attempt!
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Thanks for the "lessons learned" Nathan. I'll start another attempt, but I'll avoid the Tiziano. And, yes, this method is very time-consuming, but I like the result.

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A very nice thread. Lovely works and insight from everyone.

I keep telling myself this is the last one for the year, then I draw again...
I think this is the last one for the year unless I find myself with a little extra time.

A very small pencil sketch. A penny for size Once again, Happy Holidays to all.
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This is so Sweet an Oh so Small~ish Alvin .... thankyou for posting this beautiful little drawing ....Hope your Xmas is full of Lots of drawing !!!






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A very nice thread. Lovely works and insight from everyone.

I keep telling myself this is the last one for the year, then I draw again...
I think this is the last one for the year unless I find myself with a little extra time.

A very small pencil sketch. A penny for size Once again, Happy Holidays to all.
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Thanks Lauren for the great thread! There are so many images to study from. I did these drawings a few weeks ago and planning try at least one in oil.
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OOK This is just a test thread , we seem to be stuck on page 2 here , this mite bring up page 3 , from when WC went and lost postings ...
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I am enjoying the wonderful drawings here. Bravo!
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I just uploaded my drawing. A quick one done last night. I have a hard time with adding values. My shading looks choppy instead of a smooth transition of lights and darks. Any advise would be greatly appreciate.
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Missed this thread when it first started so glad to see it resurrected.

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