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07-15-2006, 06:24 PM
Hi everyone! I've been lurking around for a bit and been really inspired by all the stuff that's been going on, and I finally decided to take the plunge and join in...I look forward to learning a lot from everyone here. :)
07-15-2006, 10:43 PM
Welcome aboard! :) Looking forward to seeing your work and hearing a bit about your art training and background! :)
07-16-2006, 07:52 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome, Rebecca!
As far as training and background goes, I was pretty much self-taught until university; I'm currently enrolled at the University of Toronto at Mississauga, double majoring their Communication Culture Information Technology (say that 5 times fast!) and Art & Art History programs, both of which are joint programs with Sheridan institute. For Art & Art History, the art history classes are taught at UTM, while the actual studios are at Sheridan...it's a pretty good program (though since there's no portfolio required it's not nearly as rigorous a curriculum as the Art Fundamentals/Illustration/etc. program at Sheridan). Unfortunately, due to the wonders of scheduling conflicts, I won't be able to take Drawing next year, so yeah...thank God for this forum!
These are the first Master Copies I attempted (sorry about the quality of the scans...I was having serious issues with my brother's scanner)...Done after Durer's "Rear View of a Female Nude Holding a Cap":
(5 mins, 10 mins)
(continued on next post...)
07-16-2006, 10:17 PM
EDIT: I started getting weird error messages when I edited my last post (I had to fix all my URLs), so the rest of the Durer copies are here:
More to come....
07-17-2006, 02:50 AM
These next few are done after Michelangelo's "Pieta"...Even though this was only the second Master drawing I'd attempted to copy, I can already see one way these help - they're a really good way to 'diagnose' your weak areas in anatomy.
More to come....
07-17-2006, 02:55 AM
07-17-2006, 02:59 AM
07-17-2006, 03:03 AM
A series of skeleton studies of the torso that I did after the Pieta copies...
(10 mins - MAJOR mess-up of the proportions, heh)
07-17-2006, 03:06 AM
A couple of rough studies of the muscles of the torso:
07-17-2006, 03:11 AM
A few random heads and skulls.....
....and an ear copied from Gray's Anatomy. Probably my favourite thing I've drawn so far. :)
Anyhoo, that's enough thread-spamming for tonight, heh...I'll try to have another round of images soon!
07-17-2006, 09:19 PM
Great to see your work here! If you like, I can do a paintover for one or more of your images. But I won't unless given permission to. :)
Great to see the short format / sequenced studies, I think these are always beneficial! :)
07-17-2006, 10:40 PM
Rebecca, I would *love* for you to do paintovers! I'm a visual learner, so I think this would be an ideal way for me to see where I need improvement. Feel free to go bananas with 'em :thumbsup:
And I agree, the short format drawings are really good - they definitely force you to see the big picture first rather than worrying about perfectly rendering some random unimportant detail before the rest of the body's been even blocked in...
07-19-2006, 07:31 AM
Ack, I haven't forgotten you! Will try to get to a paintover tomorrow. :)
07-19-2006, 04:37 PM
Heh, no prob Rebecca - take all the time you need :thumbsup:
07-21-2006, 04:55 PM
Finally got back to your thread! :D Here are some reviews, which I hope are helpful. :) I also found some better reference for the Pieta Study image, so I think that might be useful as well:
>>Large Reference Link<< (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/Anatomy%20Thread%20of%20Prisca712/Mich_Pieta-Study-Ref-Large.jpg)
Hope this helps! :)
07-21-2006, 11:04 PM
:bounce::bounce::bounce: Wow, thanks, these are great! (They were definitely worth the wait - looks like good things really do come to those who wait! :thumbsup:) I really appreciate you breaking down the originals like that (and thanks for finding that clearer Pieta ref - I can actually see the head!) I also must say that having them side-to-side really opened my eyes as far as things like proportion and whatnot goes. I'll definitely study these in more detail...thanks again. :)
07-21-2006, 11:11 PM
Hey, no problem! :) With the 50 Portraits Workshop going on, there are a lot more threads to reply to, but am happy to help when someone requests it. :)
Looking forward to seeing more master copies, which are, I think, one of the best ways to learn how to draw / paint the figure.
Hopefully you've already seen this link:
Master Copy Resources (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=354836)
There are also a number of great resources for general Anatomy reference here:
Reference for Anatomical and Figurative Art (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=257570)
When it feels right, I recommend doing extended master copies as well ~ but I think it's a good idea to work from the general forms to the specific / from the large to the small, and from gesture to detail.
A great book I would recommend is Vilppu's Drawing Manual (http://www.vilppustudio.com/). He also has a number of DVDs which I hear are excellent.
07-21-2006, 11:11 PM
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