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Old 04-02-2012, 11:16 PM
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Re: Miatagrrl's sketches: fueled by rain & caffeine

As a Seattle native and lifelong resident, I definitely have webbed feet, but rain and overcast skies usually don't bother me. But I'm with you re: this winter and "spring," JTMB... this is getting way too old! Plus, I didn't start sketching until last fall, so I have yet to experience my first plein aire season (other than a few days here and there)... so frustrating!
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Ever since I started blogging last month (Fueled by Clouds and Coffee), I've been forgetting to post new sketches here, so here's one that I would appreciate C & C on. This man was sitting directly in front of me, head down as he looked at his tablet, so I couldn't see his eyes at all -- only his eyebrows. I guess it's the foreshortened view (is that the right term?) that threw me, and it looks really distorted. I've been studying Classic Human Anatomy: The Artist's Guide to Form, Function, and Movement by Valerie Winslow (an excellent book, BTW), so hopefully that will help me with these human perspective issues.

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Yes, that's all you would see if his head was down. The brows sit on a ridge of bone above the eyes, so the eyes would be completely hidden. Looks fine.
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Re: Miatagrrl's sketches: fueled by rain & caffeine

the brows and the nose look fine - I think the chin is too long from the foreshortened viewpoint you had and that's what you are finding unsettling?

good sketching though
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the brows and the nose look fine - I think the chin is too long from the foreshortened viewpoint you had and that's what you are finding unsettling?

good sketching though
I think it looks pretty good. Here's another view. The hair (or is that a hat? ) --- hmm.

I think it's darn good overall. And bravo for not giving up on the much-more-difficult hands. There is the challenge.

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Re: Miatagrrl's sketches: fueled by rain & caffeine

Thanks, all... appreciate the comments. Yeah, those pesky hands again! I keep tryin'...

By the way, the object to the left of him is a wastebasket, not R2D2.
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Glad you are enjoying your blog!!

Great pen and wash sketch
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Re: Miatagrrl's sketches: fueled by rain & caffeine

Foreshortening is still a hard thing for me to accept in my sketches, even when it's spot on. You're doing the right thing focus on what is hard to do really look and keep sketching and one day it will just come, really!
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Thanks for the encouragement, RainySea and Margo! And yes, I'm enjoying blogging very much. It gives my sketching a bit of focus and forces me to be articulate about whatever thoughts I might be having about a particular sketch.
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Good sketch of the guy. It is sometimes hard to figure out how to do parts of a person with the poses they are in. You are doing a great job! I'm going to go check your blog.
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Nice to catch up on your sketchbook here, Tina! Finally, we've got some decent weather up here, yes?!
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John, YES! Spring at last! Well, sort of... it was 39 degrees when I left the house this morning at 6 a.m., but by golly, I took the top down on my car anyway, because at least it is sunny!! In fact, I spent the afternoon at the zoo the other day and sketched this Komodo dragon.
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Re: Miatagrrl's sketches: fueled by rain & caffeine

Well caught, I like the subtle colour changes and the attitude.

I wish our local zoo was nearer - I sketched the orang utans and gorillas there a few years ago and loved it. The next project was to be the reptile house but I didn't continue, got sidetracked with something else.
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Marvelous dragon.
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Hey Tina!

Love the dragon,too! Looks like he's trying to soak up some rays!

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