June 28, 2020 at 7:12 am #601810
I’ll start things off with one of the last drawings I did when we still had live drawing sessions from a model. Hopefully those days will be with us again. In a couple of Vilppu’s videos he mentions intentionally doing things in his drawing process to slow himself down. I can really relate to that. In this challenge, I want to slow down, be more deliberate and say more with less. I am working through several of the NMA courses currently, the Costume Figure course, and the Russian Drawing course. I’ll post work from those endeavors as well as other stuff I am working on to try and improve.June 28, 2020 at 10:40 am #602239Dennis PostulaParticipant
nice drawing I like the portraits you posted. Regarding this drawing, try tracing over her left leg and then shifting it over to the leftJune 28, 2020 at 2:32 pm #602596June 29, 2020 at 3:59 am #603290June 29, 2020 at 4:09 am #603295elizabeth honeParticipantNo badges. No points.
nice sketches.June 29, 2020 at 10:17 am #603695June 29, 2020 at 10:19 am #603697
Thanks so much. I am beginning to see some payoff for all of the hard work. Gives me encouragement to keep at it.June 29, 2020 at 11:00 am #603765June 30, 2020 at 6:30 am #605007June 30, 2020 at 5:05 pm #605985Debbie HParticipantNo badges. No points.
Hi Erik. Welcome to the challenge! You’ll find the time will fly. Great drawings! One small comment if you’d like one – your heads seem a little on the small side. How are you finding Glenn’s teaching? He’s amazing isn’t he! Out of interest, in which videos does he talk about slowing down? There’s a lot to learn from all of the teachers on NMA. Keep up the great work!June 30, 2020 at 5:36 pm #606041
Thanks Deborah. I can’t recall the exact video where he talked about slowing down, sorry. Another comment he made that has stuck with me is that the natural tendency is to copy reference, so he goes out of his way to keep from doing that. He rarely uses the same lighting as the reference preferring often to use modeling tone or conceptual light where the center of the form gets the strongest light and the sides are in shadow. He will often change the pose as well to better explain the action. I am constantly amazed by the quality of instruction on this site, and they keep adding more!!July 1, 2020 at 12:53 pm #607207July 2, 2020 at 3:13 pm #608846July 3, 2020 at 10:45 am #610107July 4, 2020 at 12:30 pm #612228
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