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Figure drawing

Got to go back to figure drawing class last week. It was awesome, too, because the model did a half hour pose, and they usually don't go longer than fifteen minutes. All except for one thing. The hands weren't looking right, so I wiped them out completely - and of course thirty seconds later, the buzzer sounded for time. So here, have a drawing and just pretend the hands are finished?

A young blond woman in a light, frilly white skirt and a white top tied over her breasts and knotted in the back, sitting with her hands clasped on her knees

Four drawings of the same young woman, standing and leaning on a sun umbrella and leaning back with her hand on her hip



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May. 21st, 2012 04:51 am (UTC)
Ooh, nice!

It is also really interesting seeing figure-drawing done in a digital medium, I've never seen much of that.
May. 21st, 2012 05:00 am (UTC)
There's a lot of different tricks to it, like setting up your colour palette on a corner of the canvas in between poses, and the order to layer the colours. So far the thing I've found works best is closest to how I was taught to do the figure in chalk pastel, working from the inside out. Like laying down a deep blood red/brown first, then laying the light over top of it like a layer of skin over muscle, then carving the deepest shadows with a dark brown.
May. 21st, 2012 05:17 am (UTC)
oh, these are GORGEOUS :D So lovely, and that top one in particular struck me as very eye-catching and beautiful \o/
May. 21st, 2012 11:26 am (UTC)
Thanks. :) Yeah the faces didn't all come out right on the bottom ones, but there wasn't time to really fix them.
May. 21st, 2012 05:29 am (UTC)
These are beautiful. And her outfit too, and the way you've captured it.

Lol about the hands huh?
May. 21st, 2012 11:24 am (UTC)
Thanks. :) Yeah I really liked her skirt and I wished I had more time to fill in detail for it.
May. 21st, 2012 05:30 am (UTC)
can I pin these on pinterest? I'll put whatever link and name you want on them, or none, if you want?
May. 21st, 2012 11:23 am (UTC)
What's pinterest?

Actually I just looked it up. Um, sure... do you still have my portfolio link? You could use that instead of linking it back to LJ.
May. 21st, 2012 01:13 pm (UTC)
I got a link on deviantart?
May. 21st, 2012 01:20 pm (UTC)
PM'ed you.
May. 21st, 2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
I'm envious. You are very good. I love looking at your drawings and other artwork.
So...were these done on paper then scanned in or did you do them on your computer?

Edited at 2012-05-21 09:21 pm (UTC)
May. 21st, 2012 10:19 pm (UTC)
I did them onto a tablet computer like this one, but there are other people in the class who use an iPad or even a smartphone. Plus some people who use traditional media.

I don't think I've ever asked, I know you do photography, but do you draw?
May. 21st, 2012 10:48 pm (UTC)
I used to, but it's been years ago.
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