Nice illustrations my friend, keep referencing and keep us posted!!
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ThomasM: I bet you impressed the hell out of the people that saw your King's college sketches. If I was one I would be like OMG!!!! That's brilliant. Thanks so much for the words of support and encouragement, I think you are right and that in general people just seem to enjoy seeing people having ago. There were a couple of sketches on the last page that were a lot better. Hopefully they are a glimpse of a future me if I keep at it. Not too long now until I go away, so I'm really looking forward to having ago at sketching all sorts then.
Dannyphoto: Hey Dannyphoto thanks so much for your support. Much appreciated. I took a look at your blog and I thought your photos look good, very intriguing. I shall enjoy reading about your progress on your photography course.
Liberty: Well thank you for taking the time to read it Liberty. I appreciate you taking the time to comment.
I am still working on my Master study, just mapping in the shadow areas and making some corrections to the outline. Once I finish this stage I will post a photo before I begin the rendering. I've been trying out a pen I got for sketching on my holiday. The pears are from life and the study is after Raphael. I did a drawing in charcoal first. I have a lot to learn about this medium but I do enjoy it.
saltfox: Hey saltfox thanks so much for such a lovely comment. I really appreciate your feedback.
Life Drawing: Term 5
6.4.11 - End of term
Last class of this term, I can't believe how quickly these terms go by. I worked out that although I'm in my second year of life drawing my total hours, 2 hours once a week for five terms, only adds up to about a month compared to a full time student drawing 4 to 5 hours, 5 days a week. Needless to say I've signed up for next term.
1. 5 min gestures.
2. 45 min pose - measured on this one but I feel the thighs are too long, body too wide and feet too small.
3. 30 min pose - Didn't measure on this as I just wanted to test my eye for judging proportions. I was way out and had the lower leg way too small and the upper body way too long. So I took some measurements to help out with the foreshortening.
Hey Marian, and what about that Einstein bulb head that you were doing with the orbits of the atom as hair? Did you finish that one? Also I really loved the story about the model that approach you at the cafe! Your stuff is inspiring even though you render your self as someone insecure: you have a lot of will and it's possible to see that you put some great deal of love in the stuff you study, and that's always the print of an artist.
You're drawings and your comments are a pleasure to read and watch!
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Great to see you doing the cafe studies! (They can be frustrating, but they're good practice-- I'm periodically dragging the watercolors to Starbucks-- it attracts a bit more attention than I'd like. . . hard to hide the motion of dipping a brush into water or colors. . .)
Drapery study's nice-- makes me wanna buy one of those Rotring pens!
keep up the effort with the life drawings. You can only move in one direction and that is to improve, it's really good to see.
I especially dig your pen studies particularly that 2nd one with the drapery. Is it possible to post a bigger version of this? Your hatching studies and line work appear quite solid, would love to see it more closely!
lennon: Hey lennon I'm not too sure how to progress with my Einstein portrait at the moment so he's on the back burner for now until I find the solutions. Thanks so much for your lovely comments, it's really touching to have this kind of feedback, especially from such a skilled artist.
Kamber Parrk: Hey, hey Kamber did you know that it was seeing your cafe sketches that spurred me on to begin having ago myself. I do seem to be attracting attention now, I shall have to get my 'cloaking' device checked....hehe. Thanks for your feedback and continued support.
seungy: Hey seungy, your words are so true and I do believe that if we put in the work we will see the improvement. Thanks for your feedback it is appreciated. I've posted a larger view of the drapery study for you. You will see my hatching is rather messy close up!
A close up of my study after Raphael. I think this shows that my pen work was quite uncontrolled. I was enjoying myself too much and scribbled a bit in all the excitement of drawing with a pen. Two pages of cafe sketching from last Sunday. The 'winking' man turned up again and was very chatty this time. By the time he went all the other people had gone so I had to result to drawing the teapot!
A couple of life drawings of my own hand. I just couldn't get the foreshortened fingers right on the second one even though I had two attempts at it. Lastly a short cafe session from today where I attracted the attention of another man, slightly younger than the last. He came right over and said 'I see you're an artist'....I wish I had known what 'pulling' power sketching in public had when I was in my teens! LOL
Marian I've had no computer for a while now, but I'm back and I see that you've been busy! That pen raphael inspired study has blown me away. Particularly the first shot of it, where the shapes are more obvious (from a little further away). Really really impressed by that. Pen is a really fun medium, and I think the fact that you can't go back and "tame" it as much makes it all the more fun.
The cross-hatching value scale is a good idea too, and something which I definitely need to do more of myself sometime soon. No crits from me I'm afraid, your trip must be coming up really soon now?
Well done Marian, those value studies are looking good
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ThomasM: Hey Tom I did wonder where you went. I'm glad it was just a computer glitch. Thanks so much for your kind words about the Raphael study. I'm pleased you like it. The holiday was great but I didn't get much of a chance to draw. Have to get back to it now and life drawing class started back up this week.
andres333: Hey andre it's lovely to hear from you and you know I appreciate your support.
redpandafire: Hey Panda thanks so much for that. I will have to catch up with your studies as soon as I can.
Mag-Neo: Hey Mag great to hear from you again. Thanks so much for such a lovely comment and your continued support.
Sketches Update from Las Vegas trip:-
Back from my trip to Las Vegas. Saw a lot of sights just didn't have the opportunity to capture them. Still managed to draw everyday, although I did have to resort to doing self portraits and drawing my hat and my hands. The heads and people are all from life, the tower and Vegas sign are from photos. The palm trees are from life and I had ago at drawing the view of the airport from my hotel room window. Lastly is a 10 minute sketch done whilst driving through Red Rock Canyon.
Last edited by Marian Rowling; May 5th, 2011 at 04:55 PM.
Good to see lots of sketching since I was last in here the las vegas drawings are good fun to look through, butI really like where the long life drawings are going! The pears and Raphael study are neat, but I would watch that value scale - 7 seems to be lighter than 6 and uses less lines from here.
I would suggest working on your heads from the side, doing some study on the shape and proportions and then going out cafť sketching and seeing the results, looking forward to seeing more!
I love your anatomical volume studies ... they are coming out darn well! ... and is that some cross hatch I see !!!! I loves it ... one of my fave ways of shading! Keep up the awesome work!
tehmeh: Hey Olly thanks so much for your feedback and continued support. I did make a mistake with the value scale and made 6 too dark and kind of left myself no where to go. Thanks also for your suggestion I shall give it a go and see if I can improve.
PLeon: He he Pablo, good to hear from you and thanks for the feedback and support. I haven't as yet had a go with quill and ink but I'm sure I will in the not too distant future.
shambok: Hey Shamie thanks so much for your very kind comments. I appreciate your feedback and support. I noticed you have some very nice cross hatching yourself on your blog.
I've been doing hand studies for the last couple of weeks. They are all quite quick studies ranging from 15 minutes to 30 minutes drawn in either pencil or biro.
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good studies here marian rowling, I recently did some hand studies myself and I found out they were so hard, you got some good ones but some are also a bit of. But I know it's hard so you did great.
Hi Marian, I really like those pears. (Well, I really like that pen too, lol). I think the difference between your pencils and this new pen is the boldness factor. I think It really helps your line confidence out a lot. Good hands.
Good job keep it up. Hope you keep pushing that boldness factor!
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deadlyhamster: Hey deadlyhamster thanks so much. The hands are hard and yes I am way off with some of the drawings. I like to practice seeing the envelope around the hand and if I get this wrong the drawing is usually a failure. It's great practice for foreshortening and as I've progressed I've tried to think more about the rendering to show form, not always successfully, so it really is great to have your feedback.
poetry man: Hey Andre so glad you like my pears. I was having a bold, excited, I've got a new pen moment when I did those so you're spot on with your comment. Sometimes I think too much and it causes uncertainty and often failed drawings. Thanks so much for stopping by I really do appreciate it.
Life Drawing: Term 6
Tried to just continue with what I was doing last week. I still like to start of my longer poses using the envelope as I find this helps to place the image on the page. That said I quickly lost myself in the lying down pose when I went to detail before getting in my basic shapes and I got really lost with what I was doing. So I stopped and went back to measuring to try and sort myself out. Hence the feet ended up of the edge of the paper. I was pleased with the foreshortened knee though as this was really challenging to get right. As always far from perfect or beautiful but a good learning lesson I think.
1. 5 min gestures.
2. 40 min pose.
3. 35 min pose.
Thanks for passing by my sketchbook. I think you need to become more confident with your strokes, they're a bit scribbly. I like your pen drawings very much. With the problem of hands, you need a deeper under the surface understanding - skeleton, muscles, tendons, and after you have this information, you can proceed to simplify and stylize what you know.
Marian - it's great to see your hard work evident in these posts! I like the raphael drapery study above and one of the recent figures w/the man leaning with his arm resting on a bar/bench.. keep working on the basic designs of the human shapes - a little less copying what you see and using knowledge you build to create rhythmic drawings. Have you been to Fred Fixler's site ? check his stuff out! ( glen orbik's teacher).
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Hands and figures are looking great. Cool that you are back in figure drawing from life. Keep posting!
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Moonrage: Hey Alex thanks for the feedback I appreciate it. I shall do my best to improve my strokes and rendering.
Valoo: Hey Lukas thanks so much. Left a reply in your sketchbook about the pen.
kevinwueste: Hey Kevin thanks so much for looking and helping. I have been to Fred Fixler's site before and seen his great drawings. Have to admit though that I do find his abstractions for drawing a bit difficult to understand without being shown, like the Reilly method I am interested. Hopefully the more I study the clearer my understanding will become.
purplegoat: Hey PG thanks for stopping by. Doing all I can to try to push my skills forward.
A couple of hand sketches and a few cafe heads. A quick sketch in pen and ink of Windsor Castle. A tonal study of a Silver Birch tree and a watercolour attempt. Finally a pencil photo study trying to understand the proportions of the head in profile and work on my rendering skills.
Life Drawing: Term 6
Good class again this week. I was pleased to have a seated pose as I have noticed I tend to draw these too wide, so I tried to correct but I think it is still too wide and the head seems too small. I was quite pleased with the last pose but I wasn't sure how to render the models stomach to show how much it bulged to the side.
1. 5 min gestures
2. 40 min pose.
3. 40 min pose.