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Old 09-12-2018, 10:31 AM
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New semester has started. Iíll be posting on this thread for the next three months. This is a block-in from last night. Iím working with nitram charcoal on mi tientes paper. Cc always welcome. -E

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Old 09-12-2018, 11:20 AM
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about time you got working again
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You already have a solid figure there. Great start.
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Old 09-12-2018, 02:13 PM
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David - Unfortunately, I still have a day job that gets in the way sometimes. It's good to be drawing again.

Thanks Harry - I think I'll have one more night to work on this drawing if I choose but I'll probably just do another block-in to get warmed up for the upcoming long poses. I'm curious... do you always follow the same routine at Stamford? It seems I'm the only one here doing this "long pose" thing.

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We usually have one or two poses over the two hour session. I have mentioned before that several of the people who attend would like shorter poses as a warm up. Mike, who runs the show is a bit set in his ways. The compromise solution is to move around and sketch the same poses from different positions. Not ideal.
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Looking forward to seeing the development of this drawing
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This post is meant to demonstrate that sometimes things just donít go well. Blockin was ok until I started working on shadow shapes... then things started to fall apart. I was pushing myself to work as quickly as possible. At one point this drawing looked something like a ninja... hence my instructor drew the nunchuks. Sigh. Next week will be better. -E

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We've all been there Earl and will be, over and over again
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This is a 3hr block-in/sketch in pencil. I did this study to help prepare for upcoming long pose. This is a new model that I'm looking forward to working with. Apparently, she's a classically trained dancer. She holds the pose really well.

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You've moved forward a lot there Earl, I much prefer the way you have blocked this compared to earlier works
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First night of a 4 week pose. Largest drawing so far... about 19Ē. Nitram on mi tientes paper. -Earl

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