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PostSubject: Two more life study nudes   Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:41 am

Posting 2 more life studies, in WMO in next post with images. They are tasteful poses, intended to show my recent painting efforts.
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PostSubject: Re: Two more life study nudes   Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:13 pm

You're doing better as you go. It's hard to believe that you can do all this, in such little time. Congratulations!
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PostSubject: Re: Two more life study nudes   Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:10 am

Fantastic studies… Love these...

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PostSubject: Re: Two more life study nudes   Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:30 pm

Thanks for the comments, Crystal and Faisal. I am pleased to be able to do some painting again. I'll continue to post some of the life sessions. I might try other colour combinations, staying just outside my comfort zone, ha ha

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PostSubject: Re: Two more life study nudes   Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:49 am





Here are the 2 images, blurred now for more general audience.
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PostSubject: Re: Two more life study nudes   Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:52 am

To recap, both were on Canvas paper with Burnt Sienna Artisan paint, applied as a thinned wash, then dried.

Figure 1was painted from life in 20 minute session, Figure 2 in a 30 minute session. Both painted using Burnt Sienna, and Titanium White, one brush only. I added a bit of Artisan medium to the paint to help it flow better on the prepped paper surface.

I'm still challenged by proportions, so I roughed the body in pencil first. You can see where I altered the head position a few times. Ah, learning. There is another session this week, I will be trying something new again, and will post some images here if it works,  Surprised 
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PostSubject: Re: Two more life study nudes   Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:35 pm

20 to 30 minutes is unbelievable. you really are developing quite a talent with these sessions.
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PostSubject: Re: Two more life study nudes   Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:00 pm

Thanks Judy. I see them as opportunities to quickly sketch the figure in pencil, and that's usually the hardest part for me; getting the proportions right. After that, it is a value study, with light and darks. Gotta push ourselves, I guess Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Two more life study nudes   Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:49 pm

You are getting very good at these Alan… Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Two more life study nudes   Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:00 pm

Thanks Faisal! Ironic that I can paint people in front of me in their birthday suits, but am uncomfortable sketching strangers at coffee shops. Oh well, when we are out of our comfort zones, that's where the best learning happens!

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PostSubject: Re: Two more life study nudes   Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:39 pm

watermixableguy wrote:
Thanks Faisal! Ironic that I can paint people in front of me in their birthday suits, but am uncomfortable sketching strangers at coffee shops. Oh well, when we are out of our comfort zones, that's where the best learning happens!

It does seem odd, doesn't it! It might be that the people posing for the life classes know they're being drawn while the people in a coffee shop haven't usually given permission. If you're like me, you're a bit timid about getting yelled at!

But the life sessions are really good - keep on, the proportions will come.
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PostSubject: Re: Two more life study nudes   Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:24 pm

I have been sketching people in Coffee shops for over 5 years (off and on) and much longer in other different places. I used to be extremely secretive to avoid being yelled at. But in the past one year I have become very relaxed. People have found out, when I am sketching them and are always flattered. I think artists are not equated to "creeps with cameras", but they are respected and highly regarded for their mysterious skill. Also, in places like a Coffee shop (and that too in a book store) the crowd is usually sophisticated, so I don't worry anymore. However, I would be careful in openly public places because you may be sketching a wanted criminal and that he/she may not like that. So be careful of where and who you are sketching… Thought I should share… Smile

I think women sketching in public have almost 0% chance of getting rebuked/yelled at, because women don't come across as a threat (when sketching in a coffee shop).

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