Image attachments

Looks like I have found a suitable plugin for WordPress that will allow an image to be inserted into a comment. This is good news as now we can show, rather than talk about only. After all, this is a figure drawing blog.
Would’n mind if some of you folks could test whether it is working well.

R

figure studies

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A few drawing studies using images from the first lesson. Would welcome comments from anyone. (Pardon the “no-hands” in the first one).

Ref photo

Ref photo

Fig 1

Fig 1

Fig 2 & 3

Fig 2 & 3

Fig 4

Fig 4

 

 

Hi Keith,
Thanks for your upload. If I may I will add a few comments.
First of all, let me say that overall your drawings are nice. I can see you have spent time on anatomy, you have quite a good knowledge of bones and muscles, especially in the rib cage and pelvis. There are some really nice suggestions of the underlying structure in fig 3, which gives the drawings a sense of firmness and reality. That is very nice.
If you were to ask me what is it you could focus on, I’d say you need to spend a bit more time on massing when drawing. It feels to me you start to work on the details before the massing is finished. I have to point out tough, that part of the missing massing is due to the fact that in fig1 the head is obstructed by hair.
The second thing I noticed is a bit of an issue with the ground plane in fig1. The two feet don’t seem to be on the same ground.
And a last observation. Applying gravity to the figures will give a sense of weight and therefore reality. Apart from breasts other ways to indicate gravity is the flow of hair and when the muscles are relaxed, they need to sag as they are not supporting their own mass (neither of which applies to your drawings here). Hope all this helps.
Really nice work. Hope to see more.
R

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Mea Culpa

I was alerted to a problem by one of our contributors, Keith, who was trying to upload some artwork and could not find the “Add Media” button. Well, it turns out it was my mistake.
Here I’m all going on about contribution and uploading images and creating a space for creative thought and…well….the role of the contributor does not allow for images to be uploaded.

It’s all fixed now and the role of all the contributors have been changed to the role of an “Author”. Now it is all possible. If I have omitted anyone*, please send me an email. Thanks Keith, appreciate your comment.

R

*PLEASE NOTE: In order to become a contributor or an author you will have bought at least one Lecture at www.figuredrawingonline.com

Building a knowledge exchange

Hello everyone,

Quite a few of you who bought at least one Lecture will have noticed that I finally got around to add your blog membership with a “contributor” privileges. This is good stuff. I was never meant to be the only contributor. The dream was to build a place where you guys can show your work, exchange knowledge, contribute in comments or ideas, publish what you come across daily in your artwork. Upload a scan of your drawing you are battling with so that someone who has made their own discoveries already can help to point out (in the case of my artwork often) the obvious.

I know that none of you denies the importance of art and its impact it makes every day on all of us. Well, this is the space to support those ideas, to bring up issues. It is up to us, the practicing and budding artists alike to forge ahead and stay connected. To bring forth the hidden, to explore and question.

Hope to see you around and: Happy Drawing!

Robert
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