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October 20, 2020 at 2:18 am in reply to: Composition for Visual Artists | Week 8: Space #843481
Hi, it seems that most of the reference files, the pdf documents that go along with each week’s lessons, do not work. If this could be fixed, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!October 20, 2020 at 2:15 am in reply to: Composition for Visual Artists | Week 7: Primaries of Design #843477
Hi, the reference pdf document for this week 7 lesson does not work. Would it be possible to have this fixed? thanks.October 20, 2020 at 2:14 am in reply to: Composition for Visual Artists | Week 6: Shape as Visual Component #843470
Hi, the reference file of the document that goes along with this course does not work. It doesn’t load past the first page. Would it be possible to reupload the document or have it fixed? thanks.October 20, 2020 at 2:12 am in reply to: Composition for Visual Artists | Week 2: Notan and Chiaroscuro #843467
I would like to ask whether the Week 2 and 3 PDF documents can be reuploaded or fixed? They are the notes that go along with the course in the references section. I’ve tried to download them but they don’t seem to load past the first two pages.
Thanks.August 2, 2020 at 7:23 pm in reply to: Charles Bargue Plate Drawing Study Group #654062
Hi @andonlyif @sagarikaganguly @natashanashadka . Apologies for the late reply. Nice to see you all are interested to form a study group! I too have the Bargue book, but I haven’t picked it up for a couple weeks 🙁 I can do about 5-10 hours of Bargue work every week, so will be slow to get through.
I don’t have any specific ideas of how to set up the study group and how to organise it all, so happy to hear your ideas. I do like the idea of trying to simulate a class environment, like setting a weekly assignment, to help set some structure and accountability but I know this can be tricky if we all vary with the time we can invest each week etc.
CheersAugust 2, 2020 at 7:17 pm in reply to: Russian Academic Approach Study Group #654051
Hi @beccayoung @batoolkhalifa @bradmitchell @matheuscoutinho . Apologies for the late reply! I hope to find you all well. Great to see that there are a few of us to form a study group. I think this number of students would work well!
I don’t have any specifically set format to how we would set the group up and how to approach it all, so would love to hear any ideas you all may have. Here are a few ideas I have floating around:
We could try to set up something that would simulate a class schedule. It would be useful to create more structure and accountability. Maybe work on a week to week basis? flexibility where needed. Some Ideas I have for ways to do a class schedule below.
We could set up weekly assignments/tasks. We’d all be working on slightly different ones/sections of course, but we could set ones up for each person together through a catchup via Whatsapp or the like to discuss and set up the assignment/task for the week. We could use WhatsApp or something simliar keep in touch during the week too, and to discuss at the end of the week how everything has gone.
We could post the weekly assignments on here and give feedback to each other here?
I am from Australia, so my time zone difference is a fair bit, but we could also look into doing Zoom maybe once a month? Or every fortnight?
We could maybe start the “term” next week? Monday 10th August? or a week after? To give us enough time to set out the group and all.
Anyway, keen to hear from you all 🙂August 2, 2020 at 6:57 pm in reply to: Russian Academic Course Assignments #654040
Hi @Jessica . Thank you for your feedback! How are you finding the course so far? What lesson and assignments are you working through now? I haven’t done enough of drawings to explore the articulations more closely and specifically, so thank you for sharing that to remind me I should do more! Thanks for the draw overs too. For the zygomatic process, yes I can see what you mean, Iliya drew the same. I confused myself with trying to remember all the various zygomatic processes! I checked and I believe it is correct to say there’s one for the temporal, frontal and maxilla bone. Thanks again!
Hi @iliyamirochnik . I am very grateful for you taking the time to provide critique and feedback on my drawings – thank you! I find the corrections for the proportions, axes and plane changes all very useful. I find myself not remembering often enough to look at and take in the whole drawing! I agree with the values. I was trying to see if I could get away with less contrast, so setting the minor key more on the lower end, but I did find it difficult to depict form well. I shall definitely make the focus more of the depiction on form for the meantime. Oh, and I’m currently up to the portrait! I am working along with the lesson to get an idea of how to approach the assignment. I’m not so good at handling Conte as a medium, but I’m sure with time and practice it will improve. Thaks again!June 30, 2020 at 8:09 am in reply to: Russian Academic Course Assignments #604645June 30, 2020 at 2:01 am in reply to: Landscape and Still life Oil Painting Critiques #604647
Thank you for your critique and suggestions on how to improve the composition. Very grateful for you taking the time to do this.
Thanks.June 18, 2020 at 4:13 pm in reply to: Skull Reference #588597June 18, 2020 at 4:10 pm in reply to: Skull Reference #588595
I have a medical anatomy textbook that has cadaver photographs of the bones and muscles of the body (as well as organs) It is: Color Atlas of Anatomy – A Photographic Study of the Human Body, by Rohen et. al. There are photos which show the articulation of bones quite well, as well as individual bones, and whole structures. Though I think these kind of things just support knowledge of anatomy rather than necessarily learning to draw anatomy, I did find them useful, especially for understanding these forms organically, which is not common to find in artistic anatomy texts. I attached an example here. If you want I can send you a couple or even take a number of photos from various sections of parts of the body and have them available for other NMA students. Not sure but yeah a thought, because the textbook isn’t cheap. I got it a number a years ago for anatomy studies at university which is why I own a copy. But if someone is very keen to learn anatomy very in depth, say if their goal is to specificall draw anatomy at a high level, not just to have the knowledge to support your drawing.
I hope your studies are going well!June 18, 2020 at 3:25 pm in reply to: A Realist Approach to Drawing and Painting #588567
I could be wrong here, but I believe Juliette did not use medium here. I did this course at the end of the year, so my memory isn’t fresh on what she said, but I remember that from the appearance of it applied on the canvas and how she worked it in, I think it would have been straight out of the tube. The viscosity of your paint and the surface you are working on matters here. Some oil paints can be dry and stiff, others buttery, others more viscous. Best to experiment with a couple – the earth tones such as raw umber makes it more affordable to do so. For surface, some are more absorbant than others, which will affect the spreadability.
For the underpainting, it would be best to let it dry before beginning the first layer of colour to prevent the underpainting “bleed” into your colour layer.June 18, 2020 at 3:00 pm in reply to: Josseline’s 100 Day Challenge: Sketchbooking #588546
I wanted to apologize for my long absence from this challenge.
I was reaching a point of feeling very overwhelmed balancing the challenge along with my course studies for Spirit of the Pose and the Russian Drawing course, along with doing some painting. What I had set out was eating away from time working on those aspects, which at this current stage I need to focus on more. I was also trying to reply to as many threads as I could on here. I felt it wouldn’t be ideal to only post my work and reply minimally to others.
Sincerest apologies again. I may restart this challenge, but set it out related to my coursework. Not sure. Either way, I have spent time looking at some threads and has been inspiring seeing everyone’s hard work and progress!April 21, 2020 at 4:58 pm in reply to: Josseline’s 100 Day Challenge: Sketchbooking #484570April 21, 2020 at 7:47 am in reply to: Josseline’s 100 Day Challenge: Sketchbooking #483459
Day 13 – I’m wanting to do some oil portrait sketches in the coming weeks, so I am going to get some head study practice in to help with the painting. Very out of practice. I want to focus more on head construction – I’ll mostly stick to using the Reilly abstraction and planes, and some of Charles Hu’s content.
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