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Naked Tuesday

A pretty good night I think.  Our model, Scott, kind of has this grown up Jungle Book look to him so he was really fun to draw.

  Scott:  Five minutes

I think I like this one.  I wished I had pushed the torque of his body a bit more though.

  Scott:  Five minutes

I like how you can feel his weight as he sits on the box.  It seems very languid.  I think his head is out of proportion though.

  Scott:  Twenty minutes

A breakthrough!  I think there is a subtlety, a gracefulness that has ordinarily evaded my drawing.  It's also a really good likeness which pleases me since I have really been trying to improve that.  The highlights came out stronger than I anticpated though. 


What do you think sirs?


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Mar. 17th, 2005 01:14 am (UTC)
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh yea
Mar. 17th, 2005 04:22 am (UTC)
Indeed! He's married to the model from last month. They both teach yoga.

And try to not imagine THAT.
Mar. 17th, 2005 01:44 am (UTC)
your use of highlights on these drawings is delightful.
Mar. 17th, 2005 04:22 am (UTC)
Thanks! A lot of times it looks softer on the page but when I scan it it just turns into bright headlights!
Mar. 17th, 2005 06:39 am (UTC)
so long! sorry
I hope you don't have this in big bold letters on your userinfo page but where do you attend these art classes?

I like your style of using a thick side of charcoal (conte crayon? crayon? eh?) but somehow my eye is not totally convinced of the pose. It looks like you just drew it straight, no prep with proportion which I feel may make it easier to get the roundness and musculature -- there aren't any straight lines on the human body. Unless of course this is on purpose? I only mention it because I am under the impression that this is a basics sort of class. I remember finding it difficult to go from a personal style to, just draw what you see, exactly. However I did find that it still had some personal style even after all the correct shading and whatnot, just in you, I guess.

The white looks nice and though I am unsure of what sort of lighting you had, I don't know if the highlight on his left butt cheek would be lighted the same as the highlight on the top of the head unless light was shining in two different directions.

Neat thing: You took the time to capture the reflective light! It gives the figure more of the 3D illusion, roundness, dynamic. It definitely initially distracted me from highlights, which I think serve a more stylistic purpose anyway?

I miss figure drawing, now. Have you taken a figure modeling class...doing a small model with clay 1/3 (I think) of a life sized model? I hated it but it taught me so much about the human body, muscles, bones and how it all moves and how it doesn't -- ever used to draw limbs or even a pose that just looked...off?

Love your comic! I like the idea of a daily comic, mostly from the artist's standpoint. Seems like it would keep you in the creative mode. Its easy to get distracted when everything else major in your life isn't very artsy.

I'd love to be able to animate my "characters", seems too technical, borderline film student stuff. Of course, I have no idea.

Anyway, hope I didn't babble too much. I love constructive criticism of my work but I understand others may not? Especially from those who write you a novel for a comment.

Ps, any relation to Margaret Atwood?
Mar. 17th, 2005 12:10 pm (UTC)
I think you nailed it in that 20 minute drawing *nods* You've really captured the feeling of power in the muscles.
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