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PostSubject: Re: Life sketches   Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:17 pm

Thanks Crystal. We do these quick gesture drawings in preparation for the longer poses. Ironically, I tend to like these drawings better than the 10 and 20 minute ones. I think the idea that I have 1 minute to draw a pose gives me a challenge, and I just try to capture whatever I can.

I have found that I just look at the model in quick glimpses, and then try to relay that information on the page, without taking the pencil too far away from the paper at any time. So, a lot of scribbly lines, some of which are accurate and others that look like noodling, ha ha

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PostSubject: Re: Life sketches   Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:46 pm

Awesome sketches… very vibrant!

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PostSubject: Re: Life sketches   Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:23 pm

Thanks Faisal. I am posting a sketch now and then to 'stay in the game'. Most are not Family Friendly, so I am quite choosy about which ones to share.

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PostSubject: Re: Life sketches   Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:01 pm

I understand that you are being discrete… I love sketches…

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PostSubject: Re: Life sketches   Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:56 am

I'm always amazed at what you can do in those short minutes you have. Keep posting what you can!
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PostSubject: Re: Life sketches   Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:15 pm



Life drawing, 15 minutes. Oil pastel on coloured construction paper.

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PostSubject: Re: Life sketches   Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:16 pm



Life drawing, coloured pencils on coloured construction paper pad. Blurred for posting.

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PostSubject: Re: Life sketches   Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:17 pm



Life drawing; 15 minutes, coloured pencil on sketch pad paper. Blurred for posting.

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PostSubject: Re: Life sketches   Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:19 pm



Life drawing of pregnant woman. 10 minutes, coloured pencil on sketch pad paper. Blurred for posting.

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PostSubject: Re: Life sketches   Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:42 pm

Awesome. Urban Sketching is all the rage these days… Check out the link below.

I lovvvveeee sketching… very primal, don't you think!… That is what our caveman ancestor did with a piece of coal on the cave…

https://citizensketcher.wordpress.com

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PostSubject: Re: Life sketches   Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:06 pm

Interesting site, Faisal. Yes, we are like the cavemen, recording what is in front of us. I still don't have the nerve to sit close to people in cafes who know I am drawing them. Oh well, that is another good reason to go to life drawing I guess.... but yes, I do a few impromptu sketches at the mall now and then..

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PostSubject: Re: Life sketches   Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:50 am

Really nice, Alan. Not only do you do awesome with the sketching but doing it with various color media adds a whole new dimension.
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PostSubject: Re: Life sketches   Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:44 pm

It is fun watching your progress. You seem to be accomplishing so much more in the 15 minutes than you did when you first started. If you have any matboard laying around from matting a painting, it is terrific as a base for chalks similar to the construction paper, but firm.

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PostSubject: Re: Life sketches   Sun May 10, 2015 8:34 pm


A life sketch in coloured pencils from last week's life drawing. This one was about 20 minutes.

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PostSubject: Re: Life sketches   Sun May 10, 2015 8:35 pm


Recent life sketch, coloured pencils on cheap construction paper. No blurring seemed to be required for posting this hand and torso study...

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PostSubject: Re: Life sketches   Sun May 10, 2015 8:37 pm


This one in coloured pastel is from March of this year. 15 minutes. I liked the coloured pastel on that darker background; a chance to work with minimal detail.

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PostSubject: Re: Life sketches   Sun May 10, 2015 8:59 pm

I seemed to have missed months of these! I don't know how. Anyway, your work is great! I can't believe how quickly and clearly your images are coming out. Congratulations!
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PostSubject: Re: Life sketches   Mon May 11, 2015 6:17 am

Thanks Crystal. I took a break from posting, (and attending) during late winter and early spring. But I'm back at the sessions these days.

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PostSubject: Re: Life sketches   Tue May 12, 2015 6:10 am

Wonderful and I love the colors in that last sketch especially.
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PostSubject: Re: Life sketches   Tue May 12, 2015 1:36 pm

I love the colored pencil/pastel effect... love how the color of the paper are shimmering through. These are awesome sketches!...

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PostSubject: Re: Life sketches   Wed May 13, 2015 8:43 pm

Thanks Jan and Faisal! It's fun messing around with the colour combos on that pad of construction paper: it forces me to not take it too seriously...

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