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    Day 78

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    Thank you Mattias,

    I for myself luckily found that being conscious of the things you mentioned helps alot to not get bothered by them.

    If I’m getting impatient or frustrated recently it’s mostly because even if we would learn the perfect way there is still a limit of how much information we can process per day which can get me frustrated since it forces you to stay patient because learning anatomy, for example, is just not possible in a day 😅

    The next thing that succeeds in bothering me from time to time are these inconsistencies we have in our learning, where you think you had a good week and made some progress but shortly after a not so good time arrives there your stuff seems to be even worse than compared to before the improvement 😅

    Day 75, 76 & 77

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    Still having issues with my hand so only one page per day for the moment but I’m using the time to revisit my notes aswell as some of the lectures.

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    Hi Mattias,

    at this point, I assume, your basic procedure pretty much is ingrained in your brain so that it has become somewhat automatic? I mean this in a good way since it doesn’t matter which pose I look at I immediately know you drew it.

    Another thing I’m wondering about, since I exposed myself to some basic proportions recently, is if your somewhat more than average tall poses are that way on purpose or if you aren’t conscious of that. I like how they look and I remember Steve mentioned that I think Watteau and Pontormo also kind of stretched their figures.

    So to summarize: You got a basic process to follow down aswell as, if on purpose, a direction of style. So I personally would suggest that you start doing something differently or adding a new component. I can’t really say what but I think that you developed what you got now far enough to advance in some way. Maybe try to really dive into Anatomy or, if you plan a second challenge, choose a new topic like portraits only.

    Anyway I’m really enjoying following your learning and reading your thoughts aswell as sharing our thoughts. It might not be visible in my practice but your break throughs/realizations aswell as your thoughts here and in my thread have influenced my process aswell as my thinking more than once 👍👋

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    Thank you Mattias I know it’s really far from what Glenn and Steve do (not that I would expect that) as you can see on my follow alongs which are for the most part bad versions of their demonstrations with the proportions being way off but if I look at the figures I started with a few weeks back I, at least in my opinion, see a little improvement and alot of changes in how they are done and looking which shows the influence of the lectures. So just comparing me to me I’m happy with how it’s going 👋

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    Day 73

    in reply to: How can we improve the community? #978999
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    Similar to what Aidan suggested I would like to see either some new folders or the possibility to create our own for figure poses with chosen poses with specific topics to pratice in mind, like a folder with poses centered around foreshortening or a folder with just twisting poses.

    Especially the figure library is huge which is awesome but makes it also quite time consuming to look for specific poses so a feature like that would be nice.

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    Learning from different teachers might have it’s benefits but it’s definitely not easy if your brain constantly jumps around between different approaches and priorities. It’s fine while following along but quite challenging while practicing on my own.

    There are some gestures that I really like but now I have to figure out why and how to replicate that constantly aswell as figuring out different solutions for different poses. For example I have a much harder time with male models since it’s much easier for me to get those watery flowing lines on females. I also tend to have a much easier time with back views where I can emphasize the spine and the cross contour ellipses for showing the leaning of the torso and pelvis are oriented against each other instead of away from each other. Lastly I got a hard time with legs especially in front and back views, my “B” mostly turns out pretty ugly 😅

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    Day 70

    Because I’m still having trouble with how to break down the figure into spherical forms, I used that as a reason to do my first ever master studies. I still don’t really have a clue about spherical forms neither do I know how to study from the old masters but at least I got things started.

    For the studies I basically did what the NMA teachers do in their analysis of the old masters, therefore I didn’t copy but I tried to break the drawings (in this case Rubens and Raphael) down while focusing on seeing spherical forms in their work.

    The last page was the assignment for the box forms chapter.

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    Day 64

    My hand isn’t fully recovered yet so that I still can’t draw as much as I would like to.

    I started to add some new colors so that I can switch things up if I feel like it. Additionally I made sure to have a light and a dark color so that I can draw the gesture with a lighter color in order to get things less messy. Glenn Vilppu suggested that in one of his lectures.

    If it’s about the spherical forms I’m having a hard time figuring out how to do the arms and legs especially the elbow and knee areas. Besides that I’m quite enjoying this stage even if I find it visually ugly sometimes since it’s pretty symmetrical and therefore got the feared snowman effect especially in the mentioned arms and legs.

    I assume I’m having problems with that because of a lack of anatomy knowledge since without out that it can be hard to know which areas or muscles to group together as spherical forms.

    But overall I’m having a great time and I hope that my brain starts to get some connections and a better understanding soon while continuing to progress through those courses.

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