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    David CarterDavid Carter
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    Day 71.  Rendering/Value discussion with Steve Huston’s Basic Anatomy class. This brings me up to date with my daily work.

    Value discussion

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    David CarterDavid Carter
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    Day 72-75.  Catching up on some progress.  I’ve been sketching every day, but no time to photograph my work – one of the disadvantages of working with traditional media and lack of daylight.

    Sketches + Loomis figure

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    David CarterDavid Carter
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    Torso from Steve Huston’s class and three point line exercise.

    Torso + 3 point exercise

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    David CarterDavid Carter
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    Day 78,80,81.  Arms, shoulders joints, muscles from basic anatomy.  Conté pencilArms + shoulders

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    David CarterDavid Carter
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    Day 79.  First foray into coloured paper – really unusual but I enjoyed it.  I wasn’t impressed with my white pencil so ordered some different types.

    Shoulders arms

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    David CarterDavid Carter
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    Day 82, 83.  Arms

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    David CarterDavid Carter
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    Day 84, 85. Legs, knees.  All from Steve’s basic anatomy.Legs knees

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    David CarterDavid Carter
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    Ellipse exercise from Scott Robertson’s book.

    Ellipses from Scott Robertson

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    SuCVSuCV
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    Hello David,

    I admire anyone willing to draw a self portrait, I find this impossible to do. I have done these exercises as well, found them extremely useful. I purchased a small drawing skull from an art store which I found helpful to improve portrait drawing.

    Nice work,

    Susan

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    David CarterDavid Carter
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    Thanks for the encouragement Susan.  I’m pretty rotten at them too really – I cheated a bit with that one and got the vague outline with a lightbox and tracing over a photograph – it’s a total wimp’s way out!  I had to do it a couple of times and even then I wasn’t happy with it.  I will have another go again using some more solid drawing principles this time around.  Maybe the Fialetti plates would help me!?

    Thanks for your comments about moving house – yes it’s been very disruptive actually and we’ll be moving again in a month or two but then we should be settled and have space.  I’ve got another 3 or 4 days’ progress to photograph which makes about 10 days left of the challenge for me – so hopefully that will be done by the time we move 🙂

    Cheers,
    David.

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    SuCVSuCV
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    Hello David,

     

    Don’t give up now, you are so close to the end of your challenge. I find copying very useful, I trace over lines from photos / other drawings to get a feel for the line.  Do you every try drawing larger? It seems most of your sketches are in a sketch book.  If you can, pick up a pad of newsprint (very cheap and my personal favourite to draw on, as it is very smooth surface) I think it will help with your figure drawings, as you will be able to get a bit looser. I also notice that you are doing mostly lessons, I think I slowed myself down by focusing too much on the lessons and not applying them more to practice. This is just something I noticed, when I started drawing more and trying to learn less, things went quicker. I think you have to evaluate if something is working more closely if you push yourself to draw something to some sort of completion.  I like to draw my breakfast, toast and coffee is a great subject. Anyway, nice to see how much you have completed. Keep going.

    take care,

    Susan

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    David CarterDavid Carter
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    Thanks for all the great suggestions, Susan!  Yes, this is mostly work from the lessons.  Will have to get more original!

    On the paper size I am extremely limited in size at the moment due to house moves and living in a tiny London flat with a ton of stuff!  I have a couple of large pads including newsprint, but they are in storage right now.  I’m looking forward to the final move in a month or so when I can decompress and set up a proper studio.  Large fluid strokes are coming one day!

    I haven’t given up by any means.  I don’t post every day as I tend to batch up my work and photograph several days in a row.  I’m on Day 92 now so only 9 days to go.  Will post my progress after the weekend.

    Best wishes,
    David.

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