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In the continued saga of Crimes Against Art, last week we had the verdict, this week we come to the sentencing court

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Your humor is good Dave as always !!!!!!!

Your really getting the gestures, and also really getting the drawings.

I have a feeling the next to last one looks just like here.. Bet on it.
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Dave,
Your drawing is improving all the time. Mapping is good, values improving too. I would suggest playing with your line- mark making more. An experiment you can play with is just making lines straight, curved, s-curved.
Try using just fingers, then hand , then from wrist, then from elbow, then shoulder, then upper body, then waist, then whole body. I usually demo this but you will have to explore it on your own. Use some news print point is to feel the form with the different parts of the many levelers in your body, then you can take it further by combining different levers like wrist shoulder etc. You are using your body to navigate through many task unaware. You are not writing when you draw, it may seem like you would use same motor skills but your not going to success with just those. Hope this gives you something to think about.
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Dave, you got some good shapes down this week. The short poses on the first page fit together well (love the feet shapes) and the overlapping shapes of the last one are cool.
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Thanks Charles, it’s always good to hear from you

The model for this session was Helen of Wales Carol, and yes No4 does have some resemblance to her, not a lot, the reality is she is young and beautiful like Helen of Troy

Thanks Mike, I have been trying to improve my line work, these are quite large drawings 30"x22" inches I start them off with a bit of charcoal held in the ferrel of a long brush held out at arms length That way I can get the drawing the length of the brush and my arm away from me and it comes into some sort of focus and I can see the model and the drawing. Once I get closer to the board I can’t really see the drawing only the tone. If I but glasses on I can see the drawing but not the model But I will do as you suggest and concentrate on making better marks.

Cheers Nathan, I’ll tell Helen you complimented her feet

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That last one is spot-on - you really captured the pose.
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Now then Bethany you are supposed to be sitting as the judge and deciding on the sentence not complimenting the folly. Cutting off my hands would be quite a lenient sentence as I would still have my toes to continue with the Crimes Against Art.

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Hey Dave, i have the same problem with seeing the model and the paper. I have come to the conclusion that bifocals are in order for the future well being of my sketching. a visit to the eye doc and the glasses store and problem solved, ha. I favor the last drawing.
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Dave, that last one is beautiful! Those intricate curves and shadows are fabulous. I'd be happy to sentence you to a life of drawing.

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Good work Dave ... my favourites are 4 and 5. In the first ones I like how you indicated the (I guess somewhat transparent ?) pants.

What size are they ? They look rather small ? I found it easier for myself to use a big sheet ... usually 70x50 cm recently (very cheap paper, the expensive stuff I find too precious for practice), smallest I use is A3 (about 42x55 cm or something) ... with the large paper it forces one to use the full arm swing and I like that very much. Problem with the big sheets however is that I have no room in our drawing group to stand back, we are all pressed against the wall behind us pretty much ... makes it harder to judge the proportions.
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The prices the opticians charge here in the UK is obscene Wanda so I’m very reluctant to go and visit them. Plus not being able to see is not really my problem at least not the physical seeing

Ho No Carol, not a life sentence of drawing, you are so cruel

Sascha the paper I use is 31"x22" inches that’s 79cm x 56cm there is larger paper to be had but I would have to make a bigger drawing board to use it. Plus borrow a camel from Trevor to carry it

Thank you all, Dave
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Love #5 Dave. Lovely distribution of negative shapes and simplified shadings.
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Thanks Geoff, you are as wicked as Carol Dave
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All this talk of punishment from a peace activist

I think you should be made to draw constantly till you agree with the majority that yours is good art it may not suit you but we like to see what you do
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