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Women

Post by Mic » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:38 am

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Re: Women

Post by Suzanne » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:56 am

The second drawing, the woman on the right is beautiful. Lovely derrière and waist lines. Nice facial pose. I'd like to see it in clay! Suzanne

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Re: Women

Post by Lake » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:39 pm

I'm with Suzanne on the second one, I like it better among others.

I find some techniques in drawing the shade are similar except that we use different tools.

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Re: Women

Post by Magpie Jane » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:09 am

Good, Mic.

You have really made these women come alive; they each have their own authentic personality.

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Re: Women

Post by Mic » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:53 am

Thanks very much Suzanne, Lake and Jane.

Lake - for some reason I use very little shading. I am trying to work on this aspect of my drawing (e.g. in the second drawing of the woman on the right). Unfortunately my shading often simply looks like colouring-in.

I'm also being enouraged by my new teacher - the artist Jane Fordham - to focus on getting proportion right, even if I want to abandon it in other drawing. I really would like and think it is very important to be able to do draw in this way, even though 'accuracy' and 'realism' aren't always the defining characteristics of a good piece.

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Re: Women

Post by Macavity » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:17 pm

It's the disproportions, distortions I found interesting, challenging.

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Re: Women

Post by Mic » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:20 am

Thanks Mac. I do know what you mean - I like less 'realistic' life drawing, those in which distortion is used in a way that somehow captures the vitality of the model and the energy of the artist - I especially like Egon Schiele, Picasso and Matisse for thte way in which they do this (but worth noting that they could all draw 'realistically' as well!)

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Re: Women

Post by delph_ambi » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:46 am

Second picture; the woman on the right has an excellent backside. She's let down by her shoulders, but that's a great bum.

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Re: Women

Post by Mic » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:37 am

Thanks Jane and Delph.

These 10-minute poses can sometimes feel a bit too short (but then the time-constraint can also help to create a 'looser' drawing), I am pleased that her bum has been appreciated!

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Re: Women

Post by Macavity » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:02 pm

Mic wrote:Thanks Mac. I do know what you mean - I like less 'realistic' life drawing, those in which distortion is used in a way that somehow captures the vitality of the model and the energy of the artist - I especially like Egon Schiele, Picasso and Matisse for thte way in which they do this (but worth noting that they could all draw 'realistically' as well!)

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