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Rebeccak
09-14-2006, 11:43 PM
Welcome to the Anatomy Lesson Series - Body Part 2: The Torso. All are welcome to join in this 1 month long Workshop!

Anatomy Lesson Series - Body Part 2: The Torso

2D: Draw / Paint 50 Torsos in 1 Month!

or

3D: Sculpt 10-15 Torsos in 1 Month!

Friday, September 15, - Saturday, October 14, 2006

Post your work here and/or to your own Personal Anatomy / Sketchbook Thread! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=341167)


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The goal of this Workshop is simple:

2D Artists: Draw and paint 50 torsos in 1 month from the provided selection of 110 torsos.

3D Artists: Sculpt 10-15 torsos in 1 month from the provided selection of 110 torsos.

Post your work to this thread and / or to your own Personal Anatomy / SketchbookThread (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=341167).


RULES FOR THE THREADS


1. Photographs are the property of The Web Gallery of Art: http://www.wga.hu/ (http://www.wga.hu/)

2. The work created from the reference provided here MUST be TASTEFUL,SINCERE, RESPECTFUL, and for the purpose of serious study of the human figure. Those who post silly, disrespectful, or tasteless work will have their posts deleted immediately and will no longer be allowed to post on this thread. Rebecca Kimmel reserves the right to determine which drawings are considered to be in poor taste and / or disrespectful to the Reference used here in the Anatomy Lesson Series.

3. Please only post a completed image (no WIP). This will keep the number of posts to a manageable level.

4. Artists who post comments and critiques of other artists' work on this thread must be RESPECTFUL, POLITE, and offer CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM. Flaming will be NOT be tolerated, and constitutes dismissal from this and other threads.

5. I will be offering the occasional comments / critique ~ however, the main focus of the Anatomy Lesson Series threads should be on Group Critique and interaction. :)

6. ANY MEDIUM or STYLE may be used: Traditional or Digital Drawing or Painting, Gestural, Sketch, Finished Render, etc.

7. You may post 1 finished piece at a time, or you may post a set of finished pieces.

8. Please limit the SIZE of your POSTS to 800 pixels WIDTH x Appropriate pixel LENGTH. No huge posts, please!

9. I encourage those of you who already have a Personal Anatomy / Sketchbook Thread to post your work here as well as to your own Personal Anatomy / Sketchbook Thread. For those of you who wish to create your own Personal Anatomy / Sketchbook Thread to document your progress, you are welcome to do so here (though this is not a requirement for participation in this Workshop):

Personal Anatomy & Sketchbook Threads (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=200)

See this thread for information about creating a personal Anatomy Thread first:
FAQ: Can I Create My Own Anatomy Thread? (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=341167)

10. Have fun, enjoy, and create great art! :)

___


PLEASE NOTE!

The Drawings / Paintings / Sculptures created from these Reference images may be of any level of finish ~ quick sketches / gesture studies, fully drawn / painted renders, or even 3D renders. I only ask that you do your BEST work! :)


PLEASE NOTE: WIP (Work In Progress) images are less important here than your final pieces. Please post limited WIP unless you are working on a full painting or model.

ANY USE OF PAINTINGS WHICH ARE RELIGIOUS IN NATURE IS IN NO WAY AN ENDORSEMENT OF RELIGION OF ANY KIND.

TRACING IS NOT ALLOWED!
Tracing constitutes cheating on CGTalk, and traced work is not accepted into CGTalk's Galleries. Please freehand draw and paint. Use of a Grid is accepted. :)

EDIT: EVERYONE PLEASE NOTE:

Please only post work here that has been specifically done for this Workshop - no older work, please. Thanks! :)
___

Rebeccak
09-14-2006, 11:52 PM
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LIST OF WORKS:

001:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
A Man: Study for a figure in Battle of Cascina cartoon
1504-05
Pen and brush, 42 x 28 cm
British Museum, London

002:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Bacchus
1497
Marble, height: 203 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

003:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Bacchus (detail)
1497
Marble, height: 203 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

004:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Battle
c. 1492
Marble, 84,5 x 90,5 cm
Casa Buonarroti, Florence

005:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Battle of Cascina (part)
1505
Cartoon
Private collection

006:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Christ Carrying the Cross
1521
Marble, height 205 cm
Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome

007:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Christ Carrying the Cross
1521
Marble, height 205 cm
Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome

008:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Christ Carrying the Cross (detail)
1521
Marble
Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome

009:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Christ on the Cross
c. 1541
Black and white chalk, 368 x 268 mm
British Museum, London

010:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Crouching Boy
1530-33
Marble, height: 54 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

011:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
David
1504
Marble, height 434 cm
Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence

012:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
David (rear view)
1504
Marble, height 434 cm
Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence

013:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Dawn
1524-31
Marble, length: 203 cm
Sagrestia Nuova, San Lorenzo, Florence

014:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Dawn (detail)
1524-31
Marble
Sagrestia Nuova, San Lorenzo, Florence

015:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Day
1526-33
Marble, length: 185 cm
Sagrestia Nuova, San Lorenzo, Florence

016:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Ignudo
1509
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

017:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Ignudo
1509
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

018:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Ignudo
1509
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

019:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Ignudo
1509-10
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

020:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Ignudo
1511
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

021:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Ignudo
1511
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

022:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Last Judgment
1537-41
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

023:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Male Figure
1530s
Chalk
Musée du Louvre, Paris

024:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Male Figures
1530s
Chalk
Musée du Louvre, Paris

025:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Male Nude
1504-06
Black chalk with white highlights, 40,5 x 22,6 cm
Teylers Museum, Haarlem

026:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Medici Madonna (detail)
1521-31
Marble
Sagrestia Nuova, San Lorenzo, Florence

027:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Night
1526-33
Marble, length: 194 cm
Sagrestia Nuova, San Lorenzo, Florence

028:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Nude Man Turned to the Right
1510-11
Chalk
Musée du Louvre, Paris

029:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Nude Man Turned to the Right
1510-11
Chalk
Musée du Louvre, Paris

030:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Palestrina Pietà
-
Marble, height: 253 cm
Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence

031:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Sacrifice of Noah (detail)
1509
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

032:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Slave (bearded)
1519-36
Marble, height 248 cm
Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence

033:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Slave (dying)
c. 1513
Marble, height 229 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

034:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Slave (rebelling)
c. 1513
Marble, height 229 cm

035:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Study for a Nude
1504
Pen and ink over black chalk, 408 x 284 mm
Casa Buonarroti, Florence

036:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Study for Adam
c. 1510
Red chalk, 19,3 x 25,9 cm
British Museum, London

037:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Study for Haman
1511
Red chalk, 25,3 x 119,9 cm
Teylers Museum, Haarlem

038:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Study for the Colonna Pietà
c. 1538
Chalk
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

039:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Study for the Libyan Sibyl
1511
Chalk on paper, 29 x 21 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

040:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici (detail)
1526-33
Marble
Sagrestia Nuova, San Lorenzo, Florence

041:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Twilight
1524-31
Marble, length: 195 cm
Sagrestia Nuova, San Lorenzo, Florence

042:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Victory
1532-34
Marble, height: 261 cm
Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

043:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
Bacchus
1638-40
Oil on canvas, transferred from panel, 191 x 161,3 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

044:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
Christ on the Cross between the Two Thieves
1619-20
Oil on panel, 429 x 311 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

045:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
Cupid Making His Bow
1614
Oil on canvas, 142 x 108 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

046:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
Descent from the Cross
1616-17
Oil on canvas, 425 x 295 cm
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille

047:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
Descent from the Cross (outside left)
1612-14
Oil on panel, 421 x 153 cm
O.-L. Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp

048:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
Jupiter and Callisto
1613
Oil on canvas, 202 x 305 cm
Staatliche Museen, Kassel

049:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
Lamentation (Christ on the Straw)
1617-18
Oil on panel, 138 x 98 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

050:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
Pan and Syrinx
1617-19
Oil on oak panel, 40 x 61 cm
Staatliche Museen, Kassel

051:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
Prometheus Bound
1610-11
Oil on canvas, 243 x 210 cm
Museum of Art, Philadelphia

052:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
Silenus (or Bacchus) and Satyrs
c. 1616
Drawing, 383 x 266 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

053:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
St Sebastian
c. 1614
Oil on canvas, 200 x 120 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

054:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
The Abduction of Ganymede
1611-12
Oil on canvas, 203 x 203 cm
Schwarzenberg Palace, Vienna

055:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
The Consequences of War (detail)
1637-38
Oil on canvas
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

056:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
The Discovery of the Child Erichthonius
c. 1615
Oil on canvas, 218 x 317 cm
Sammlungen des Fürsten von und zu Lichtenstein, Vaduz

057:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
The Drunken Hercules
c. 1611
Oil on oak panel, 220 x 220 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

058:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
The Entombment
1611-12
Oil on wood, 88 x 66 cm
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

059:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
The Fate Spinning Marie's Destiny
1622-25
Oil on canvas, 394 x 153 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

060:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
The Four Continents
c. 1615
Oil on canvas, 209 x 284 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

061:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
The Holy Family with Sts Elizabeth and John the Baptist
c. 1614
Oil on panel, 138 x 102 cm
Wallace Collection, London

062:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
The Three Graces
1639
Oil on wood, 221 x 181 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

063:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
The Triumph of Victory (detail)
c. 1614
Oil on oak panel
Staatliche Museen, Kassel

064:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
The Union of Earth and Water
c. 1618
Oil on canvas, 222,5 x 180,5 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

065:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
Venus Frigida
1614
Oil on wood, 142 x 184 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

066:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
Venus, Cupid, Baccchus and Ceres
1612-13
Oil on canvas, 141 x 200 cm
Staatliche Museen, Kassel

067:
BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo
Aeneas, Anchises, and Ascanius
1618-19
Marble, height: 220 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome

068:
BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo
Neptune and Triton
1620
Marble, height 182,2 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

069:
BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo
Truth
1645-52
Marble, height 280 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome

070:
PONTORMO, Jacopo
Hermaphrodite Figure
1538-43
Drawing
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

071:
PONTORMO, Jacopo
Kicking Player
1530s
Drawing
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

072:
PONTORMO, Jacopo
Moses Receiving the Tables
1546-56
Drawing
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

073:
PONTORMO, Jacopo
Three Graces
c. 1535
Sanguine, 495 x 213 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

074:
PONTORMO, Jacopo
Two Nudes Compared
1530s
Drawing
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

075:
BANDINELLI, Baccio
Laocoön
1525
Marble
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

076:
CELLINI, Benvenuto
Ganymede
1545-47
Bronze, height: 62 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

077:
AMMANATI, Bartolomeo
Leda with the Swan
-
Marble
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

078:
GIOVANNI DA BOLOGNA
Rape of the Sabines
1581-83
Marble, height: 410 cm
Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence

079:
VITTORIA, Alessandro
Neptune with Sea-Horse
1580-85
Bronze, height: 50 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

080:
VITTORIA, Alessandro
St Sebastian
c. 1600
Marble, height 170 cm
S. Salvatore, Venice

081:
ALGARDI, Alessandro
Beheading of St Paul
c. 1650
Marble, height: 286 cm
San Paolo Maggiore, Bologna

082:
AMMANATI, Bartolomeo
Parnassus
c. 1563
Marble
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

083:
BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo
Aeneas, Anchises, and Ascanius
1618-19
Marble, height: 220 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome

084:
BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo
Saint Jerome
1661-63
Marble, height 180 cm
Cappella Chigi, Duomo, Siena

085:
BRACCI, Pietro
Neptune
after 1759
Marble
Piazza di Trevi, Rome

086:
CAMPAGNA, Girolamo
Man of Sorrows
1577-78
Marble, 85 x 115 cm
S. Giuliano, Venice

111:
Milon of Crotona
-
Oil on canvas, 261 x 200 cm
Groeninge Museum, Bruges

088:
GIOVANNI DA BOLOGNA
Mercury (rear view)
1567
Bronze, height: 180 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

089:
GIOVANNI DA BOLOGNA
Mercury (front view)
1580
Bronze, height: 180 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

090:
Study for Adam
c. 1509
Black chalk, 357 x 210 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

091:
Nude Study
c. 1515
Red chalk over metal stylus, 410 x 281 mm
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna

092:
Psyche Offering Venus the Water of Styx
1517
Red chalk, 263 x 197 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

093:
Kneeling Nude Woman
c. 1518
Red chalk, stylus underdrawing on paper, 279 x 187 mm
National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

094:
LEONARDO da Vinci
Leda
1510-15
Oil on panel, 112 x 86 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome

095:
RIBERA, Jusepe de
Apollo and Marsyas
1637
Oil on canvas, 182 x 232 cm
Museo Nazionale di San Martino, Naples

096:
RIBERA, Jusepe de
Martyrdom of St Philip
1639
Oil on canvas, 234 x 234 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

097:
RIBERA, Jusepe de
Saint Onufri
1637
Oil on canvas
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

098:
RIBERA, Jusepe de
St Jerome
1637
Oil on canvas, 128,5 x 102 cm
Galleria Doria-Pamphili, Rome

099:
RIBERA, Jusepe de
St Jerome and the Angel
1626
Oil on canvas, 262 x 164 cm
Museo e Galleria Nazionali di Capodimonte, Naples

100:
RIBERA, Jusepe de
St Jerome and the Angel
1626
Oil on canvas, 262 x 164 cm
Museo e Galleria Nazionali di Capodimonte, Naples

101:
CARAVAGGIO
Amor Victorious
1602-03
Oil on canvas, 156 x 113 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

102:
CARAVAGGIO
Christ at the Column
c. 1607
Oil on canvas, 134,5 x 175,5 cm
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen

103:
CARAVAGGIO
David
1609-0
Oil on canvas, 125 x 101 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome

104:
CARAVAGGIO
Flagellation
c. 1607
Oil on canvas, 390 x 260 cm
Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples (loan)

105:
ARAVAGGIO
Sleeping Cupid
1608
Oil on canvas, 71 x 105 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

106:
CARAVAGGIO
St. John the Baptist (Youth with Ram)
c. 1600
Oil on canvas, 129 x 94 cm
Musei Capitolini, Rome

107:
CARAVAGGIO
The Crucifixion of Saint Peter
1600
Oil on canvas, 230 x 175 cm
Cerasi Chapel, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome

108:
CARAVAGGIO
The Entombment
1602-03
Oil on canvas, 300 x 203 cm
Pinacoteca, Vatican

109:
Nude Viewed from Behind
1810s
Black chalk with white highlights on blue paper
Forsyth Wickes Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

110:
Charon Ferrying the Shades
1735-40
Oil on canvas, 135 x 83 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

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Rebeccak
09-14-2006, 11:56 PM
Tutorial: How to use the (http://www.wga.hu/index1.html)>>WEB GALLERY OF ART DATABASE<< (http://www.wga.hu/) to search for the images you select from the thumbnails:

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Rebeccak
09-15-2006, 12:16 AM
To be notified of all New Tutorials and Workshops on the Anatomy Forum, subscribe here:

Notification of New Open Figure Drawing Workshops / + TUTORIALS - SUBSCRIBE HERE! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=379951)
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I look forward to seeing everyone's work! :)

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

Rebeccak
09-15-2006, 12:16 AM
EVERYONE PLEASE NOTE:

Please only post work here that has been specifically done for this Workshop - no older work, please. Thanks! :)

EDIT:

New image link added:

111:
>>The Raising of the Cross<< (http://www.wga.hu/art/r/rubens/11religi/03erect1.jpg)
Rubens
About 1610
Louvre

Rebeccak
09-15-2006, 12:18 AM
Demo Links:

Opposing Curves Article (Nudity): (http://features.cgsociety.org/story_custom.php?story_id=3346&page=)
http://features.cgsociety.org/story_custom.php?story_id=3346&page=

Opposing Curves and Traditional Drawing Materials: (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3860629&postcount=82)

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3860629&postcount=82

Drawing Principle - Lay-In: (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3862483&postcount=121)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3862483&postcount=121

Traditional Drawing Progress Shots: (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3863678&postcount=152)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3863678&postcount=152

MechaHateChimp's Guide to Quick and Easy Tonal Studies (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3882761&postcount=332)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3882761&postcount=332

ytresu's Digital Coloring Demo (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3883415&postcount=338)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3883415&postcount=338

Intervain's Step By Step Gif Progression (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3923417&postcount=559)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3923417&postcount=559

HuiTzu's Step By Step Gif Progression (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3931910&postcount=591)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3931910&postcount=591

MatthewRodgers
09-15-2006, 01:43 AM
Wohooo! Rebacca you rule! Haha!
I only got thru about 15 heads but i learned so damn much, not just from the 15 heads but from watching everyone elses progress.
So I'm SO in :)

Thanks again for all the hard work you put in rebecca, much appreciated :)

fx81
09-15-2006, 02:32 AM
this could be fun. i really want to participate :). the references look inspiring too.

Johny
09-15-2006, 02:36 AM
i doubt ill make it but im in !

P.S - great organization , good job ;)

kunal
09-15-2006, 02:36 AM
I was waiting for this :twisted: although compilation of all images like we had last time will help save some time and surfing:shrug:

Hope to finish and do better this time :)

RobertoOrtiz
09-15-2006, 02:57 AM
Considering how busy I am, I must be out of my mind.
Rebecca's last minichallenge helped me A LOT.
WTH I am in!

-R

Rebeccak
09-15-2006, 03:29 AM
Hi all,

Great to see the enthusiasm here! Please just search the images on the database, as they belong to the Web Gallery of Art - unfortunately, individual images are not assigned links via the database. It's really very simple to do a search, by just copying and pasting the artist's name and the title of the work in the appropriate search fields.

Looking forward to everyone's entries!

Cheers, :)

-Rebeccak

Womball
09-15-2006, 03:41 AM
I'm going to try to do as many as I can. Just probably not all of them, and I might not meet the deadline. No guarantees yet. I have a senior thesis to do! Will there be more female bodies to draw and anatomy studies? I could use work in both areas.

NR43
09-15-2006, 04:49 AM
Hi y'all
you can count me in ofcourse
if you have trouble finding

029:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Nude Man Turned to the Right
1510-11
Chalk
Musée du Louvre, Paris

search for text Nude Study at Web gallery of Art

Have fun everyone! And thanks Rebecca for this :thumbsup:

Rebeccak
09-15-2006, 04:55 AM
Originally posted by NR43:
if you have trouble finding

029:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Nude Man Turned to the Right
1510-11
Chalk
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Hey there NR43, :)

If you put in both the name of the artist and the TITLE IN QUOTES (" ") as shown below, you should come up with just the one, correct image:


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series%202%20-%20The%20Torso/WGA_Search-Tutorial-2-H.jpg

By entering the Artist's Name and the TITLE IN QUOTES (" "), you should get the exact match:


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series%202%20-%20The%20Torso/WGA_Search-Tutorial-2-I.jpg

Sometimes terms are too broad, so the quotes are necessary for the title entry.

Cheers, :)

-Rebeccak

Ego
09-15-2006, 05:02 AM
Holy Batman Educational Series!!! Sign me up woman. (For as many as I can do :P)

HugeHarhar
09-15-2006, 05:10 AM
I'm definitly in. This is exactly the thing I need right now.

Redsand1080
09-15-2006, 05:45 AM
I'm in for this challenge! Definitely gonna try and make it the whole way!! I posted my first drawing on my anatomy and sketchbook thread...but I figure I will post it here as well since it appears that that is allowed. :)




http://www.empyreal-animation.com/Michelangelo2.jpg

Rebeccak
09-15-2006, 05:46 AM
Originally posted by HugeHarhar: I'm definitly in. This is exactly the thing I need right now.
HugeHarhar, welcome! Glad to see you here. :) As a new CGTalk member, your first 2 posts are manually validated, so it may take just a bit of time for your second post to show up - after that, your posts will appear immediately. I look forward to seeing your work!

I don't know what image host you use, but please be advised that Photobucket does not allow nude images. I recommend as a free image host imageshack:

www.imageshack.us (http://www.imageshack.us)

Also, you may wish to set up a Personal Sketchbook Thread in the appropriate forum. See this thread for details:

FAQ: Can I Create My Own Sketchbook or Anatomy Thread? (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=341167)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=341167

I encourage those who have or who wish to create their own Personal Sketchbook or Anatomy Thread to post their Workshop work both here and to their Personal Threads.

EDIT:

Kudos to Redsand1080 for being the first to post!

There will be far too many entries here to critique individually - people who post both here and to their Personal Sketchbook Threads (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=200) are likely to get a broader range of critique - but as in all group situations, everyone here is likely to learn the most by seeing others' work. I look forward to seeing a lot of group critique and interaction!

Also, be sure to subscribe to this thread if you want to receive notification of updates (once the thread is no longer on the front page).

Cheers, :)

-Rebeccak

saint-max
09-15-2006, 05:59 AM
hi all

And I am in. I will start working from today. I was working alone trying to build my skill in anatomy but here I can improve really fast



I will post here asap :thumbsup:

HugeHarhar
09-15-2006, 06:04 AM
Rebeccak- Thanks.

001:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
A Man: Study for a figure in Battle of Cascina cartoon
1504-05
Pen and brush, 42 x 28 cm
British Museum, London
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y224/KShearerArt/anatomy%20lesson/01finish.jpg

Rebeccak
09-15-2006, 06:11 AM
HugeHarhar,

You're welcome! If you can edit your posts so that all of your images appear inline, that would be great. :)

Looking forward to seeing more work tomorrow.

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

ytresu
09-15-2006, 06:42 AM
016:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Ignudo
1509
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican
http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/3361/ignudo1zc8.jpg

Intervain
09-15-2006, 06:42 AM
:bounce:so excellent - I hope I'll be able to join in soon :) at least for a little something :scream:

MatthewRodgers
09-15-2006, 06:49 AM
Hah and i was hoping to be first! You gotta get in quick around here :P
Good luck everyone :)

here's my attempt at #060 in photoshop.

http://cavematty.com/Dump/060.jpg

mazalo
09-15-2006, 07:08 AM
uh.. :) nice :):)

Overchord
09-15-2006, 07:46 AM
I must be mad :bounce: But I'll give it a shot too. I'm starting a Figure and Life drawing evening class next week, so hopefully along with this challenge it will hopefully help me improve my drawing of human anatomy.

NR43
09-15-2006, 08:11 AM
Ok here's my first (and hopefully worst):

http://users.telenet.be/nr43/images/cgtalk/bodyparts/torso/torso_01_resize.JPG

What did I learn?
1. don't start drawing at 7:30 in the morning
2. don't rush in overanthousiastically

Note to self:
crappy hatching
left leg is weird
lines not too bad

Great to see this thread has started at full speed already :)
Nice work you guys are quick!

ps: Rebecca: I was only mentioning the search thingie because the thumbnail of ref29 doesn't apply to " Nude Man Turned to the Right" as mentioned in the list, but to "Nude Study" for everyones convenience ;)

Mal-1
09-15-2006, 09:00 AM
Here is one that I did a while back, a Caravaggio Study in pencil from the "Crucifixion of St Andrew".


Thought it would fit in here.:thumbsup:


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/CarravagioCrucifixionCustom.jpg

paolodelarosa
09-15-2006, 09:16 AM
Nice work everyone, i'll try to finish as much torsos as I can. here's my first.

014:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Dawn (detail)
1524-31
Marble
Sagrestia Nuova, San Lorenzo, Florence

http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/7546/2db0.jpg

Frejasphere
09-15-2006, 10:20 AM
Hi all :bounce: great to have another workshop up and running and to see the enthusiasm and speed that work is appearing! Nice Caravaggio Mal-1, I like your self-critique NR43 :) great start to the challenge everyone :)

:D not overly happy with this one, bit of overexcitement in wanting to get started

Michelangelo - crouching boy #010

pencil and charcoal on A4 sketch paper:
http://abolinaart.abolins.net/Sketchbook/images/page42.jpg
cheers all
a. :)

jojo1975
09-15-2006, 11:15 AM
Hope to be in :) Love Old school tutorials ;)

YMS
09-15-2006, 11:34 AM
Hey, everyone :)

First torso:

102:
CARAVAGGIO
Christ at the Column
c. 1607


http://spacific.net.nz/yms/102_FLAT_christ.jpg

ytresu
09-15-2006, 11:55 AM
018:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Ignudo
1509
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/2915/ignudo4ns9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

ytresu
09-15-2006, 12:28 PM
048:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
Jupiter and Callisto
1613
Oil on canvas, 202 x 305 cm
Staatliche Museen, Kassel
http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/7790/callistolo4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Rod Seffen
09-15-2006, 12:32 PM
No one's concerned at all of the chosen peices being entirely Italian renaissance-centric? (almost half are Michelangelo alone)
What about all the great neoclassical sculptures and paintings?
80% of the pieces on display seem to be classical male torsos made within 40 years of each other by a few artists with similar styles.
I'm not having a go at Rebecca, but is seems a little bit of a narrow window to be looking at.

TheBloodyAlien
09-15-2006, 12:49 PM
No one's concerned at all of the chosen peices being entirely Italian renaissance-centric? (almost half are Michelangelo alone)
What about all the great neoclassical sculptures and paintings?
80% of the pieces on display seem to be classical male torsos made within 40 years of each other by a few artists with similar styles.
I'm not having a go at Rebecca, but is seems a little bit of a narrow window to be looking at.


LOL narrow window

Rebeccak
09-15-2006, 01:57 PM
Great to see the number of pieces so far! It's funny, the focus here is on the TORSO, but everyone seems to be drawing / creating full figures - which is fine with me, that's up to the individual artist. :)

NR43,

If I may, I might suggest taking a sheet of tracing paper and overlaying it on top of the leg area, then redrawing both legs, which seem small / short relative to the rest of the figure. While 50 is a good goal, I think that it's more important to correct mistakes as this is purely a learning exercise, and we're not out to make finished pieces, necessarily. I look forward to seeing much more of your work and your progress! :)

HugeHarhar,

Nice to see your work here. I will just repeat here what I mentioned on your Personal Sketchbook Thread:

One thing I would say is to slow down a bit in your execution - and create your marks always in the direction of the topology of the form - and sort of finish your thoughts with respect to each stroke. If you really take time to look at a Michelangelo drawing and to analyze it, you will see how every mark that is made is supported and completed by another mark - for more on this, see the ARTICLE - Nudity link in my signature - it's about a drawing principle called Opposing Curves which is seen throughout all figurative art, but most strongly in the work of Michelangelo, who was a profound master of this principle. You see it carried out to the utmost in all of his works, drawing, paintings, and sculptures.

I look forward to following your thread and seeing your progress!

ytresu,

Lovely work, though work posted here should be work done for this Workshop exclusively. :) You know I like your linework a lot and I think you have a lot to teach here!

Cavematty,

Nice to see your first piece, and thank you for your enthusiasm! I would encourage you to focus on a single torso so as to get greater detail and depth of form. You may wish to lightly sketch the entire form, then really render the torso to a greater degree. It's a good opportunity to really explore a single aspect of the body in depth, but I won't prevent anyone from going further and recreating the entire figure. :)

Mal-1,

Lovely to see this work, but please only post work that is done specifically for this Workshop. :)

paolodelarosa,

Welcome, and it is a pleasure to see your work. I like that you have sketched in the face, but really rendered only the torso here. I think that is a good approach! The omni directional method of shading you have is working quite well. Nice start here!

Frejasphere,

A pleasure to see you here! Nice emotional quality to this piece - I would recommend to you also perhaps focusing on the torso while sketching in the rest of the features - up to you entirely, but I think it will allow you more disciplined study of just one feature of the body. :)

YMS,

Great to see you back here, and a really strong start! The figure seems to be leaning too much, perhaps a bit of tweaking could really enhance the tension in the pose. :)

Originally posted by oDDity: No one's concerned at all of the chosen peices being entirely Italian renaissance-centric? (almost half are Michelangelo alone)
What about all the great neoclassical sculptures and paintings?
80% of the pieces on display seem to be classical male torsos made within 40 years of each other by a few artists with similar styles.
I'm not having a go at Rebecca, but is seems a little bit of a narrow window to be looking at.
Hey there oDDity, I don't know if 'concern' is the right word - you are more than welcome to recommend artists to be included, or to find work which you would like to see included and post the relevant information here - unfortunately, the Web Gallery of Art does not assign unique URLs to images, so you will have to, like me, post the information about the individual artworks you find so that others can search for the images (so as not to impinge on copyright).

This is a Workshop that is for everyone's benefit, and I am always open to ideas and suggestions. So I hope that clears up your concerns. :)

Bear in mind that there are only so many body parts to be gone through, so in all likelihood, this Workshop will be repeated in the future, with a different set of artists and styles. But if you would like to see more of a mix, then I am happy to add more to the selection (with your suggestions, which you are welcome to post here). :)

EVERYONE PLEASE NOTE:

Please only post work here that has been specifically done for this Workshop - no older work, please. Thanks! :)


Also, generally, I recommend that people focus on the TORSO, and that those working in 2D lightly sketch in the rest of the figure. (But if people wish to render the whole figure, then I certainly won't stop anyone!)

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

JvdZ
09-15-2006, 02:09 PM
Hey all!

Great workshop. I'll try and do 50 in a variety of media: pencils, photoshop etc. Great way to practice!
Here's my first post and image, it's 008 michelangelo; detail of christ carrying a cross.

http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/5881/01tp6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Crit's and all are welcome. Wait...that's the whole point.
Good luck practicing everyone! :)

On to neptune..

ytresu
09-15-2006, 03:32 PM
027:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Night
1526-33
Marble, length: 194 cm
Sagrestia Nuova, San Lorenzo, Florence



http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/5467/nightpfc6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Hi RebeccaK, thanks for your nice words... I'm trying to your lessons and your drawing style to improve my skill.
Sorry for the first post... from now I will send only original work.
Thanks

agou
09-15-2006, 03:38 PM
This new anatomy thread is a good idea. I'll do some as soon as possible before next week - I'll be too busy then.
Good start everyone!!!

Frejasphere
09-15-2006, 04:07 PM
Thanks for comments Rebecca :) I agree that it's a good idea to focus on the torso, got a bit carried away with the 2 first ones :D... so from now on I will... added to that, drawing at 2am after long day... well, say no more! Keep looking at the original of this one, thinking he must have used a young man... and added breasts, like I said, it's late :rolleyes:

Great work everyone, and this is FUN! :)

http://abolinaart.abolins.net/Sketchbook/images/page45.jpg

cheers all
a. :)

DiM
09-15-2006, 04:11 PM
Hi all.

Good idea, but i have only 1 hour per day and not every day. :sad:
1-st speed paint. about 20-25 min.
http://www.dimm3d.mail333.com/baron_test/torso_01.jpg

paolodelarosa
09-15-2006, 04:15 PM
Jvdz - Great work.... love the shadow of the arm on the torso...

ytresu - Very nice lines. nice shadows as well, that must have takes hours...


Here's my second attempt... changed the shadows a bit from the original.. don't know why... crits are welcome...

thanks


091
Rafael
Nude Study


http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/9418/backpost2fr7.jpg

CgIcecube
09-15-2006, 04:48 PM
Count Me in:thumbsup:

50 torso...in a month...great lesson...ll try to use both 2D/3D

Iridyse
09-15-2006, 05:03 PM
I have just one thing to say...

WHEE!!

Thank you so much for the compilation, Rebecca! :D This should be so much fun.

redehlert
09-15-2006, 05:42 PM
ok.
i'm gonna give this one more love than the head project.
thanks for the...um....heads up on this, rk. :)
cheers!
d

NR43
09-15-2006, 06:22 PM
All right I followed Rebecca's advise and put a chalk paper on top of my drawing and started comparing my drawing with the ref.
I found out that having the right proportions on the torso is extremely important if you want the other body parts to be scaled correctly. What I'm trying to say is that due to the torso I first drew being too narrow, I drew the subjects left upper leg too short. Because I estimated the size of the left lower leg using the upper leg as a indication, this too was too small, etc
Same for the arms (biceps of right arm too short, right lower arm too narrow and too short ) and the head (too narrow).

Conclusion: I'll focus more on getting the torso proportions right in my future studies for this challenge... Thanks Rebecca ;)

Here's the revised version of my first study, which is getting in the right direction

http://users.telenet.be/nr43/images/cgtalk/bodyparts/torso/torso_01_revised_resize.jpg

paolodelarosa nice lines!

DiM for a quicky that's really nice. His right leg seems a bit short though

Frejasphere charcoal? actually my girlfriend came home with a charcoal stick today and i'd like to try it out for a couple of torso's, so if you got any tips on using that (never did before, eg does it matter on what paper you use it? do I sharpen it like a pencil? etc) I'd be happy to hear from you :)

ytresu man you are fast :)

YMS I love your first!

Great work peepz, excuse me now, gotta do one more :)

edit: typo

CgIcecube
09-15-2006, 06:43 PM
Nice work everybody:)

My first update...
089:
GIOVANNI DA BOLOGNA
Mercury (front view)
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f173/cgicecube/mercure1_089copy-1.jpg

batte812
09-15-2006, 06:47 PM
Just to say that i am in. Here's my number 1:


http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/4638/bart999iq5.jpg

Djampa
09-15-2006, 06:53 PM
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/SculpMan/50%20Torso%20in%20a%20Month%20-%20Anatomy%20Studies/torso_1_final.jpg

Djampa - Torso 001

002:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Bacchus
1497
Marble, height: 203 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

Tools:
Sketchbook Pro and Photoshop CS2.
45 minutes.


Rebecca, first thing to say here is THANKS once more for another great opportunity to be here!
I felt kinna sad not being able to participate on the OFDW 19 due to my computer crash and huge business commitments, but now I got back onto my personal studies, and here we go !
My personal anatomy thread is still bugged because my server is still down, will fix that ASAP.

Hi and my best wishes to everyone, I see everybody around did a nice start and it's going to be really nice to learn more with such great artists around !

SulaMoon
09-15-2006, 06:57 PM
Horray for anatomy lesson! =D
Hope this is a big learning experience, like the last one was! Too bad I didnt have time to finish the last one, lets hope I have best luck with this one.

BTW!
Time to stop already! I could go the whole night retouching this.
More to come tomorrow!
(yay, so happy about the workshop ^^)

From #102
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/SulaMoon/torso-01.jpg

mazalo
09-15-2006, 06:59 PM
first two...:)

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/mazalo/Torso_012.jpg

Djampa
09-15-2006, 07:23 PM
HugeHarhar, nice drawing.

CgIcecube, Great Mercury, I liked the style you did it, nice highlights and contrast.

SulaMoon, hey there ! Nice to 'see' you ;) Great torso you did to start it !

Let's keep it up !

NR43
09-15-2006, 07:38 PM
Hey Djampa, nice one, allthough I'd love to see your next a bit less blurry :)

mazalo wow I should create more contrast in my work now that I see yours

SulaMoon nice start and hey, even if you only get to learn a teeny weeny bit, it's worth it ain't it true :)

batte812 good to c ya here man! your crist looks a bit skinny

http://users.telenet.be/nr43/images/cgtalk/bodyparts/torso/torso_02_resize.jpg


sorry if I miss anyone

ha-dou-ken
09-15-2006, 07:55 PM
I just posted another head lol. *Cough*, now that I got that out of my system, I will definitely start on some torsos! I'm in. Great work so far. Can't wait to see more. Rebeccaks last study really helped me out. Actually, it was the whole reason I began painitng. I've learned so much.

sulamoon, you are one of my favorite artiss here. I love your technique...beautiful.

Maidith
09-15-2006, 08:13 PM
Here's my first one...
http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/3139/dienachtkl0.jpg
027:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Night
1526-33
Marble, length: 194 cm
Sagrestia Nuova, San Lorenzo, Florence


This kind of thread is a really good idea, Rebecca. :applause: I need to improve my anatomy and so I will try to make a little master copy every day now.

Rebeccak
09-15-2006, 08:13 PM
It's nice to see everyone's participation so far. :) Thanks everyone for the kind comments - this should be a great Workshop. :thumbsup:

Here's a first one from me. Now that I look at it, the right shoulder needs a lot of work.

045:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
Cupid Making His Bow
1614
Oil on canvas, 142 x 108 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

I've redone this piece here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3859798&postcount=70).


I might revisit this.

JvdZ,

Welcome to CGTalk and to the Anatomy Forum. :) Nice sensitive touch to your drawing. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

NR43
09-15-2006, 09:45 PM
001:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
A Man: Study for a figure in Battle of Cascina cartoon
1504-05
Pen and brush, 42 x 28 cm
British Museum, London

http://users.telenet.be/nr43/images/cgtalk/bodyparts/torso/torso_03_resize.jpg

argh Rebecca nice one.. why am I scared of contrast so much?

Hey Maidith wow, only prob you have with this one is like I have with mine... a bit of highlights would spice things up

Wiggin
09-15-2006, 09:48 PM
Wow!!! 1'st day and so many posts already!

I just have 1 question. Do we have to use the provided reference, or may we find our own, or use no ref.?

Either way you can count me in. Thanks RebeccaK.

D-Hawk
09-15-2006, 09:49 PM
hi!
Im also in and ill try to draw/paint one torso daily...so i just picked the first image and focused more on the anatomic building of the torso with its muscle groups and bones and how the appear tropugh the skin and through the light...therefore my drawing lack in proportion and accuracy since i exxagerate or will exxagerate torso areas...hope that will be understood if lost too many time with silly art copying now i want to do it seriously...
20 mins on this all done in photohsop with only a 3 px thick brush with pen pressure on thickness and opacity...thanks :)

Rebeccak
09-15-2006, 09:50 PM
Originally posted by Wiggin: I just have 1 question. Do we have to use the provided reference, or may we find our own, or use no ref.?

Either way you can count me in. Thanks RebeccaK.
Wiggin, you're welcome - and I would prefer that you use the provided reference, as the strength of these Workshops comes from comparing your work done from the same reference to someone else's. Hope this makes sense. :)

D-Hawk,

Welcome! :) One thing to note in your drawing is that there is a small mark that is reading as the navel, which I don't think you have intended. You might want to remove that which will be simple since you are working digitally. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

HugeHarhar
09-15-2006, 10:05 PM
I have a question. For this thread, should I add each new picture to my first post with art, or does each one have its own post?

Rebeccak
09-15-2006, 10:13 PM
I have a question. For this thread, should I add each new picture to my first post with art, or does each one have its own post?
HugeHarhar, it's best to post sequentially (vs. editing) since no one will be aware of when you have edited, and thus will never see your work. ;)

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

Wiggin
09-15-2006, 11:33 PM
Thanks Rebecca. It makes total sense.

So here's my first, verything but his head and arrows. XD

Ref: #53

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/6569/153rn2.jpg

coCoKNIght
09-15-2006, 11:49 PM
wow, so many posts already... way to many to comment on everyones work but you're all doing an excellent job :applause:

http://v5.fabianhernandez.ch/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/torso01_bacchus.jpg

Well, we're at it again :)
this one is kinda crappy but it can only get better :)

002:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Bacchus
1497
Marble, height: 203 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

vincent1
09-16-2006, 01:17 AM
Kind of interesting to draw the masters again, the last time I did it was 20 years ago on a wall in my small little rented room, it was Michaelangelo's study of Adam of the Sistine Chapel mural.

This time it's Leonardo Ref:94:

http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/8876/anatomy1kx0.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)

HugeHarhar
09-16-2006, 02:12 AM
Here's my second piece.

Rebeccak- I replied to your crits on my personal page.

002:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Bacchus
1497
Marble, height: 203 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y224/KShearerArt/anatomy%20lesson/02finish.jpg

ICY
09-16-2006, 02:39 AM
Hello Rebecca,
I hope you are well :) I think I am going to join the workshop, to keep my creative ka alive :)
This is my first sketch.

Rebeccak
09-16-2006, 03:32 AM
I couldn't resist revisiting this piece traditionally:

045:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
Cupid Making His Bow
1614
Oil on canvas, 142 x 108 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich


http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/My%20Torsos/Torso-02.jpg

Irina, it's great to see you here, as well as everyone else. :)

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

FateBringer
09-16-2006, 03:36 AM
I'm in.

1/50

002
pencil
http://home.comcast.net/%7Emlarlham/002R.jpg

Mark

Edit: Rebeccak wow awesome work :scream:

Thomasphoenix
09-16-2006, 05:34 AM
Hi Rebecca,
I have a Question. If I have better pictures of the same subjects albeit slightly different angles can I use it? since its rather difficult for me to sit in front of the comp and draw with a pad on my lap, thats what I usually do! I prefer to draw on a slanted table :).

rgds

Siju

ytresu
09-16-2006, 06:18 AM
Hi RebeccaK, I really love you drawing style. It's dramatic and dark... Can you explain me your work (modus operandi)?
What kind of paper, format and graphite or so on...
I must realize some figure painting for an exposition and I'm thinking to use graphite on large format paper. So any tip & tricks are appreciated.
Thanks to all.

paolodelarosa
09-16-2006, 07:30 AM
3rd torso...

Michaelangelo's Ignudo..

http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/4646/ignudo2post2aw0.jpg

JosefK
09-16-2006, 08:40 AM
Nice work everybody! I'm definitly in - its so great that this community really helps people and shows em' how to brush up their skills - no way i'll miss that

Frejasphere
09-16-2006, 10:25 AM
Hi all :) been sketching in the sun today

NR43, sorry about delay... :

Frejasphere charcoal? actually my girlfriend came home with a charcoal stick today and i'd like to try it out for a couple of torso's, so if you got any tips on using that (never did before, eg does it matter on what paper you use it? do I sharpen it like a pencil? etc) I'd be happy to hear from you :)


Charcoal comes in a variety of shapes & sizes and ranges from soft to hard... there's compressed and natural (or unevenly shaped sticks in different thicknesses depending on the size of the branch...) I adore working with charcoal because it's so versatile :) You don't need to sharpen a stick, just work it on an angle to get a finer edge for detailing. To get a feel for the medium I'd suggest working on larger paper and let broad strokes flow... By turning the stick on it's side you can build up large areas quickly, lose pressure will give lighter shades that you can rub back with your hand or a cloth, then work the stick to build up more detail with slightly more pressure. Charcoal needs to be fixed to the paper or it will come off... so it's quite smooth and powdery to work with. you can work on any paper really, newsprint, sketching paper, thicker paper... they'll all have a different feel, but well worth exploring :) hope there's some answers in there - and love to see what you do with it :)

http://abolinaart.abolins.net/Sketchbook/images/page48.jpg
033-Michelangelo-Slave (dying)
- pastel and Charcoal on paper

http://abolinaart.abolins.net/Sketchbook/images/page43.jpg
011-Michelangelo-David
-quick pen sketch on paper

http://abolinaart.abolins.net/Sketchbook/images/page44_02.jpg
012-Michelangelo-David(rear view)
-dry pastel on paper

cheers all and take care
a. :)

vincent1
09-16-2006, 11:18 AM
Anatomy 2. When drawing after masters, one quickly realises that not one stroke can be left out without it being detrimental to the picture.

My drawings will always be a vastly inferior effort.

Reubens ref 095
http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/3169/anatomy2sy3.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)

JosefK
09-16-2006, 01:45 PM
@vince
nice study man

here is my first one so far
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/JosefK/zeichnungen/01tstudie.jpg

HuiTzu
09-16-2006, 02:00 PM
hard to paint the hand

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v661/huitzu/cgt060916.jpg

097:
RIBERA, Jusepe de
Saint Onufri
1637
Oil on canvas
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Frejasphere
09-16-2006, 02:05 PM
here's one more

Rubens - Jupiter and Callisto (Callisto)
pastels and graphite on sketch paper

http://abolinaart.abolins.net/Sketchbook/images/page49.jpg
a. :)

Rebeccak
09-16-2006, 02:38 PM
Hello everyone, :)

It's nice to see the new entries that have been posted - I won't be able to address everyone, but I really do appreciate seeing everyone's work here - please continue to post! :)

Wiggin,

Good to see your piece. I would recommend trying a slightly darker pencil - a 4B or 6B, to really get a darker line. While you don't want to draw darkly at first, you want to eventually be able to get a stronger, more expressive outline once you are confident of the placement of major features. :)

HugeHarhar,

Good overall sense of volume. What you next need to work on is finesse. Before drawing, look at the master study, and look at the lines first. Notice how they intermingle and relate to one another. Try to mimic not only the overall sense of volume, but the lines themselves. The best way to do this is to copy Master Drawings first - they will show you exactly how it's done, whereas with copying a sculpture or painting, the lines are sometimes a bit more blurred or subsumed within the medium of the work. Copying Drawings will really get you into the original artist's primary language.

coCoKNIght,

Lovely start. :)

Mark,

Thank you! :)

vincent1,

That's a very nice start - I might recommend working against a toned background of a mid neutral color - working against white makes it unnecessarily harder to establish the full range of values. Would love to see you continue to post, there is a lot of potential with your use of opposing curves in your work.

paolodelarosa,

Lovely sensibility to your drawings and a nice touch.

HuiTzu,

Welcome. :) Your painting is gorgeous - I agree that the hands are a bit small, but you could easily fix that by scaling them up a bit. The navel seems a bit misplaced, you might consider moving it to the center line of the body. Otherwise, really lovely job with this, I hope to see more work from you. :)

Frejasphere,

Nice to see your pieces. One thing I really recommend is focusing on the big shapes and perhaps working less tonally than linearly - something really revealing is that artists like Michelangelo often drew in the equivalent of a crow quill pen:

http://users.wfu.edu/elyjm5/FYS%20100/Cross%20hatch.jpg
http://users.wfu.edu/elyjm5/FYS%20100/Cross%20hatch.jpg

You can see how strong the lines are - even though they are reinforced by tonal cross hatching, the exterior lines are really dominant and the most important thing. Particularly with charcoal, lines are easily obscurred and blurred with too much tonality, and the great thing about a master drawing from the Renaissance or from an artist like Rubens is the subtle interplay of dominant line and the less dominant tone:

http://www.csudh.edu/dearhabermas/rubens.slide.5.jpg
http://www.csudh.edu/dearhabermas/rubens.slide.5.jpg

I might recommend using black Carb Othello or General's 6B Charcoal Pencils - and sharpening them in a way that I'll show below (using an exacto knife, and sandpaper pad).

Or really dark conte crayon.

I look forward to seeing more of your work. :)

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

Rebeccak
09-16-2006, 02:51 PM
Hi RebeccaK, I really love you drawing style. It's dramatic and dark... Can you explain me your work (modus operandi)?
What kind of paper, format and graphite or so on...
I must realize some figure painting for an exposition and I'm thinking to use graphite on large format paper. So any tip & tricks are appreciated.
Thanks to all.
Ytresu, thanks a lot! :) As you know I very much admire the work that you are doing. If you are going to do a large drawing, you will want to use good quality paper - I tend to use just newsprint, since it is cheap and I don't feel too badly if I screw something up. :)

Here is a picture of the basic materials I use for traditional drawing:

6B General's Charcoal Pencils (http://www.dickblick.com/zz204/18/) (or Carb Othello Pencils (http://www.dickblick.com/zz200/09/))
Exacto knife to sharpen pencils / shave away the wood
sandpaper to refine the point of the pencil
paper towels

I use 18" x 36" newsprint (http://www.dickblick.com/zz103/84/) on a drawing board with clips.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/rebeccak4/CG_Talk_Anatomy_Workshop/tools_of_trade.jpg

For anyone interested, here is a gif of some general principles to bear in mind when drawing:

Disclaimer: I certainly don't think my drawing is perfect, the following is just to highlight some useful general principles which I always try to keep in mind when drawing. :)

First, I realized with my copy how much I had distorted / elongated the figure, so I fixed that in Photoshop by scaling it vertically.

The gif also shows how I use the principle of Opposing Curves in all Drawings / Paintings - for a full Article on Opposing Curves, click here (Nudity). (http://features.cgsociety.org/story_custom.php?story_id=3346&page=)

Also shown is how artists should think around the form instead up just around it. The mistake many artists make is to draw an outline of the body and never address the interior. The figure is volumetric and very much rounded. Try to express this in your work by drawing ACROSS the form as much as possible.

The other key consideration is the direction of the light. Shading is as much about describing the direction and effects of light as it is to simply fill space in to show form.

I hope this demo is useful:


http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/My%20Torsos/Torso-Demo-01_small.gif

EDIT: Please remember to bookmark and / or subscribe to this thread if you would like to keep track of updates.

Cheers, :)

-Rebeccak

NR43
09-16-2006, 04:37 PM
Wow Rebecca
You know.. you should write a book, I'd buy it and I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one :)
Thanks for the info


Dear Frejasphere, thanks for your input :)
Biggest paper I have at the moment is 36cm x 27cm but next time I'm at the store I'll buy a bit bigger format and some additional charcoal pens

In the mean time I've tried to imitate this charcoal on rough sketching paper look, which I really really love. To be honest I was also stimulated to do this by seeing zhuzhu's wax pencil sketches

http://users.telenet.be/nr43/images/cgtalk/bodyparts/torso/torso_04e_resize.jpg

011:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
David
1504
Marble, height 434 cm
Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence

Wiggin
09-16-2006, 04:49 PM
Hey Rebecca,

Thanks for the tips. I'll have to try that. I'm at work all day today do I only have a couple of pencils with me, but I'll definitely use darker ones when I get home.

Also on the list of artists #87 is missin the author name. It's SUVÉE, Joseph-Benoit. And the number is wrong, it says #111 at the moment.

HugeHarhar
09-16-2006, 06:00 PM
Rebeccak- I have been thinking that drawing the sculptures first has been a little backwards. Once again your demo is incredable.

003:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Bacchus (detail)
1497
Marble, height: 203 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y224/KShearerArt/anatomy%20lesson/03finish.jpg

JvdZ
09-16-2006, 06:07 PM
Thanks for the kind comments paolodelarosa and Rebeccak!
My 2nd post here will take another 24 hours, so apologies for the late reply..
Didn't have much time today so I couldn't draw. I'll post my 2nd torso tomorrow :)

And wow! this thread is moving fast! Keep it up everyone :thumbsup:

Maidith
09-16-2006, 06:26 PM
http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/1381/thedoomedonewu8.jpg
024:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Male Figures
1530s
Chalk
Musée du Louvre, Paris

CgIcecube
09-16-2006, 06:44 PM
Rebecca great demo as alwaz:)
NR43: Very nice shading of David!..
102:
CARAVAGGIO
Christ at the Column
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f173/cgicecube/56christcopy.jpg

PremiereBoris
09-16-2006, 07:20 PM
Wooo, good opportunity to learn Painter too =P
Michelangelo
Slave (dying)

http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/5249/michelangeloslavedying1ew4.jpg

Nazirull
09-16-2006, 07:25 PM
Hey Beckie....:)
Hey people....:)

Great job guys:thumbsup:

....here's my shot at 080...second attempt.

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/6941/080fk6.jpg

Nazirull
09-16-2006, 07:56 PM
My shot at 099

http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/1558/099lj7.jpg

Rebeccak
09-16-2006, 08:24 PM
Hi Nazirull,

Good to see you here. :)

I hope you don't mind that I took the liberty of doing a paintover - I hope this helps. :) Basically I just created a layer of black and set the layer to 75-80% (working against white is generally not a good idea as all values are relative, and white distorts the relationships amongst your values. You want to work against a midtone, in this case, a mid gray). I then created swatches, white, gray, and black, and used a soft brush set at 50% opacity to create the range of values.

As much as possible, simplify major areas of light and dark before going in to define details. Work from large shapes to small shapes, and from a mid tone to dark and to light:


http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Nazirull_01.gif

For additional links to Workshops and Tutorials on Grayscale Shading, and how to turn a Grayscale painting into a Color one, see this thread:

Personal Sketchbook Primer and Tutorial / Workshop Guide (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=403198)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=403198

I look forward to seeing more of your work! :)

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

Nazirull
09-16-2006, 08:53 PM
OOOOooo..please do paintover!!:)
Im blessed if you do so.......:scream:

Got that! Will try that on the next one! Thanks becca...ure the greatest......

Heres my shot at 042

http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/5936/042pt4.jpg

Vidar3d
09-16-2006, 09:53 PM
Hopefully this will be a good way to get me up and drawing again. What a great grouping of references. This should be a real challenge.http://www.borderlandgraphics.com/ofdw/torso/torso1.jpg

Nazirull
09-16-2006, 09:59 PM
Psst....Becca....like this?? :sad:

No. 032

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/1539/032au5.jpg

Womball
09-16-2006, 10:02 PM
109

http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/3397/nudefrombehindql8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Rebeccak
09-16-2006, 10:03 PM
Vidar3d,

Good to see you in this. :) My suggestion would be to emphasize the tension between the major shapes and to place the most emphasis on the outline, and the interior shapes to a lesser, supporting degree.

Nazirull,

Heya, much better. ;) Slow down a bit - go for quality over quantity - though the goal is 50 torsos, I'd rather see you do fewer studies that are to a greater degree of finish than all 50 torsos to a lesser degree of finish. Try to use lesser opacity brushes to blend some of the areas (for example, the dark black on the thigh). Keep pushing yourself, and with each one, you will get better. :)

EDIT:

Womball,

Good to see you in this as well. I think that drawing traditionally will really be a great thing to help you with your ZBrush work. :) My suggestion would be to try to shade consistently in the same direction, taking each stroke to be an expression of how light is falling across a form or casting a shadow upon or beneath it.

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

architectus
09-16-2006, 11:20 PM
Here is my contribution, I am busy lately, so not sure how much I will be able to participate. As I was painting this, I thought it looked pretty darn close. I was thinking hey man this is right on, they are going to think I traced. Then I matched it up with the painting, over lapping them, and omg, my eye is not what I think it is. So many parts are way off, oh well, from a glance it look pretty close.

I had a hard time matching the colors. But it was a fun study, considering the tummy muscles are the hardest thing for me to acheive.

#102

http://www.manfacedgods.com/forums/torsostudy.jpg

Rebeccak
09-16-2006, 11:21 PM
Good to see everyone's entries.

PremiereBoris,

Welcome. :)

Womball,

Hope you don't mind, I did a paintover of your piece which I hope points out a few things that might help: :)

http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Womball-01.gif

The best thing to do when approaching an figure is to simplify by finding the major axes - of the shoulders and hips in particular, and also find the graceful centerline of the figure first. Then build opposing curve structures around these basic axes, thinking always of the major forms - alway think in terms of big shapes first, vs. the details.

Also, shade according to the topology of the form and the direction of the light, vs. to fill in the space that the form and shadows create.

Hope this helps. :)

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

maritok
09-16-2006, 11:45 PM
Hi everybody -- so much nice work!
I followed the past couple of ODFW's but didn't have the time to join in the fun, but now I've actually done it -- my first post! I'm really excited about getting back into drawing and improving my skills -- thanks Rebecca, for the great opportunity!
I've taken Rebecca's good advice and am starting with the drawings first. I'm trying to reproduce them as faithfully as possible to start with, so I can figure out how to shade and crosshatch. Started it with my new Wacom and Painter, but got extremely frustrated and reverted back to good old pencils on newsprint. Will have to try the Wacom again ... soon.

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/6967/93rafaellokneelingnudewomanuploadfm2.jpg

093:
Rafaello
Kneeling Nude Woman

PremiereBoris
09-17-2006, 12:14 AM
Thanks for the welcome! I am amazed that you take so much time to respond to everyone!:thumbsup:

Wiggin
09-17-2006, 12:54 AM
Great work everyone.


So here are my attempts at #s 64 & 87:


http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/7402/187ck5.jpg

(Sorry, this one came out kinda purple.)
http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/2677/364py9.jpg

PremiereBoris
09-17-2006, 02:19 AM
I can NEVER EVER get the breasts right.... WHY?
Help me, Ms. Kimmel!:banghead:

#64
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/7571/rubensunionfx3.jpg

FateBringer
09-17-2006, 03:17 AM
2 more

2/50
003
http://home.comcast.net/%7Emlarlham/T0030001R.jpg

3/50
006

http://home.comcast.net/%7Emlarlham/T006R.jpg

have seen alot of great work here already :thumbsup: keep it up everyone

Mark

TimonQ
09-17-2006, 03:35 AM
Here's a couple I just did. Started my own sketchbook but I'll put some here too!

#79
http://img60.imageshack.us/img60/5694/001079copyju3.jpg

#33
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7796/003033copygs4.jpg

Nazirull
09-17-2006, 04:59 AM
Great going everybody! :)

One thing ive learned this far is to aim for proportion with big brushes first, when we are satisfy with it, then we go down to details...like post #92...

I found out working on details without getting the basic form right is counter-productive as you end up redoing and redoing the same detail over and over while the main problem is the proportion.

Just my two cents!

Becca.....gotcha! I do hope i'll improve more...:). Thanks for the discount on the torso count! :bounce:

vincent1
09-17-2006, 06:38 AM
RebeccaK,

Thank you for your pointers about drawing from a mid tone, encouragement and your hard work putting this thread together.

Nazirul, good to see you here again.

JosefK, thank you for your comment, seeing your drawing reminds me of the last time I did a master study 20 years ago on a wall in my small rented bedroom.

rende
09-17-2006, 08:57 AM
haai, nice pose so i had to try. shouldve cropped off the legs prolly ;p

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c56/rouanvde/003_anatomycopy.jpg

architectus
09-17-2006, 09:37 AM
Alright, I got some time to make some comments, although maybe I am not qualified to do so, I will just give oppenions.

I really want to submit a pencil drawing and some sketches, but no scanner right now. Maybe I could just scan them at kinkos, yeah I might do that.


Rebeccak thanks for the workship I hope I can make a contribution. So far I have only posted one.

Redsand1080 - Nice job with Michaelangelo, he has a unique style of doing humans. Personally I am not sure I will do any of his sketches, because I think they have their problems, and often look funky, I like Leonardos sketches better. You did a good job on making it look like his. The one with Jesus on the cross is good.

Hugeharhar, not sure if it is the scanner or not, but the pencil seems to ruff. You got the form though. Some parts look off, but then again I think michaelangelos sketch looks off.

Ytresu - cool reminds me of the older asian style. The style of drawing, not the subject. I really like your 27

cavematty - with such simple brush strokes you really captured his back muscles nicely, well done.

NR43 - his legs and feet seem very small compared to his upper body.

palodelarosa - cool, I have always liked this line work, although I would have changed the direction of some of the lines. I would have the lines slowly moving direction towards her legs at the bottom of her torso. hey your number 91 is that painter X or traditional?

Frejasphere, you chose a hard one, were the values will make his arm look like it is actually between his legs, and not flat, I think you pretty much pulled that off, good job.

YMS - cool you chose the one that caught my eye most, and it is the first one I ended up doing. Nice job.

jvdz, good job, maybe use a light pencil to bring out highlights, or add darker tones to bring out the contrast more.


dim - nice job in a short time

Cglcecube - your 89 entry, are you going for a metal look, just wondering?


Batte812 - a little ruff but the shapes look good, is this a normal pencil, or art pencil?

Djampa 02, hey that looks like marble, fantastic.

sulamoon - 102, all I see is the chest up, is that right? Good job though, you have nice digital bursh strokes.

Mazzalo - kicked butt on the giant, and you are rocking on the torsos, good job. You use photoshop right, what brushes did you use for hte skin?

Maidith, good job. I think they did boobs funny back then.

vincent- maybe add some shading to her torso, after all it is a torso study. Nice drawing so far. 94, number 95 great job, good colors.

ICY - good job on first sketch, are you using 100% hard brushes, if not give it a try, opacity turned down to about 25% and click the noise option. I think it usually gives a better paint feel.

Rebeccak - 45, nice job. Hey you like that contorted body look that michaelangelo and rubens do huh? Maybe it is just me, but I think at times they make some funky looking people. You did a great job with contrast and pencil movement.

Fate bringer 002 - I would add some darker areas in his body, where the shadows are darkest.


huitzu 97- rock on man, this is very nice. Nice color. The hands are way to small though, they should be large enough to cover his whole face, and he some what looks to be lacking a wrist.

rende that is very good.

Malanjo
09-17-2006, 09:43 AM
Here's my first try... =)

008:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Christ Carrying the Cross (detail)
1521
Marble
Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/1295/008ng5.jpg

025:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Male Nude
1504-06
Black chalk with white highlights, 40,5 x 22,6 cm
Teylers Museum, Haarlem
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/6160/025dd5.jpg

And my Sketchbook Thread:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=350402

Darktwin
09-17-2006, 10:31 AM
Here is my first torso (done with wooden graphite pencil), very rusty, but I believe the journey will be fun, everyone is off to a great start. I'm truely motivated by everyones positive energy to learn. I just couldn't miss out on the fun. Thanks a lot rebecca for putting this together. :)




001:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
A Man: Study for a figure in Battle of Cascina cartoon
1504-05
Pen and brush, 42 x 28 cm
British Museum, London


http://onajii.com/d_sketches/torso1.jpg

GoRocco
09-17-2006, 11:16 AM
I'm new here, but when I saw this thread I had to do something. I've been learning Maya and ZBrush lately, and so I did a sculpture based on a Caravaggio painting using Maya to create the base mesh, and ZBrush to do the sculpting.

Thanks for the inspiration.

http://gorocco.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/CaravaggioByRocco01.jpg

Nazirull
09-17-2006, 11:22 AM
Hey there Vincent1!:)

Great to see you here too! Lets post up some...:)

Here is my workflow animation of the mighty neptune...079...cant resist....im weakest when i comes to the back areas....

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/6402/079animatedmm9.gif

I outlined the shapes of the muscles to make sure theyre in a somehow correct form and all....im bad with blotching initial form with brushes....
Im quite comfortable with the front torso...coz i see it all the time....unfortunately not the back....its a pain....:sad:

saint-max
09-17-2006, 11:36 AM
Hi all
This is the first image I will upload here....
I noticed that the chest is slightly bigger and it took me more time than I thought..

I would like to hear you comments


006:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Christ Carrying the Cross
1521
Marble, height 205 cm
Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome

mazalo
09-17-2006, 11:42 AM
Mazzalo - kicked butt on the giant, and you are rocking on the torsos, good job. You use photoshop right, what brushes did you use for hte skin?


Thanks Architectus...:) I am not using Photoshop...I do everything in Painter and use just few brushes..pencil for quick sketch, artist oils dry brush, chalk and palete knife...

mazalo
09-17-2006, 12:48 PM
next 3 - 4


http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/mazalo/Torso_03-04.jpg

Frejasphere
09-17-2006, 01:21 PM
Hi all :)

A lot of torsos going up here :thumbsup: Great commenting Architectus!

Mark - good work, esp 006 (your #3) lovely!
Malanjo - First try ;) Nice sketches and I like your line-work on the one you've added all the comments to! keep those torsos coming!
Maritok - Nice drawing!
Gorocco - that torso looks soooo smooth! haven' compared to original, but head seems a bit off, then again the torso is the main thing and it does look lovely!

Heaps more great ones to comment on, big thums up to all, and thanks too Rebecca for comments and enthusiasm all around!

Today's ones:
Got frustrated working on small paper - I much prefer working at an easel (which is hard to accomplish in front of the computer *scream*) so printed off a number of the images and did some larger drawings. The thing I like about these workshops (apart from the enthusiasm and seeing everyone's work) is the freedom of doing a multitude of drawings/paintings/sketches... that take me in different directions to own and commissioned work... You can never do to much figurative drawing (in my mind), and you never stop learning.

http://abolinaart.abolins.net/Sketchbook/images/page51.jpg
093-Raffaelo Stanzio-Kneeling Nude Woman
Chalk pastel on sketch paper - 51x76cm

http://abolinaart.abolins.net/Sketchbook/images/page50.jpg
090-Raffaelo Stanzio - Study for Adam
Chalk pastels and Charcoal on sketch paper 51x76cm

http://abolinaart.abolins.net/Sketchbook/images/page52.jpg
094-Leonardo da Vinci - Leda
Charcoal on sketch paper 51x76cm

http://abolinaart.abolins.net/Sketchbook/images/page54_02.jpg
110-Charon Ferrying the Shades
chalk pastels and charcoal on sketch paper 51x76cm

cheers all and take care
a. :)

coCoKNIght
09-17-2006, 02:18 PM
my second torso.. I think the belly area shoud've been larger in height.. oh, and I didn't care to copy the cloth exactly, just wanted to get it there fast.
http://v5.fabianhernandez.ch/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/torso02_christ.jpg

006:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Christ Carrying the Cross
1521
Marble, height 205 cm
Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome (http://www.wga.hu/art/m/michelan/1sculptu/2/4christ.jpg)

mazalo: those 2 are great, I wish my paintings had more of that quick strokes look

Nazirull
09-17-2006, 02:19 PM
020.......Im trying to familiarise myself with the workflow....it teaches you to understand what youre drawing, unlike what i did few post before, just trying to imitate the master copy.

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/5224/020oe0.gif

Womball
09-17-2006, 02:51 PM
http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/7465/nudefrombehind2py2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Update to 109

http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/7674/crouchingnudepi3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

10

Rebeccak
09-17-2006, 03:04 PM
Hello all,

Fantastic to see all of the new work and new people in the Workshop! :) To everyone who is new here, welcome! I will comment in just a bit, but wanted to post first a paintover I did yesterday:

PremiereBoris,

There are different approaches to take when just learning the figure, and the main thing to recognize is that the best way to approach any figure or form is to analyze it, not just copy it. :)

What do I mean by that? Well, to analyze is to break apart form according to basic drawing principles.

Drawing Principle - Lay In:

To find the lay-in of the figure is to go through a number of steps where you break the figure down sequentially.

1. Find the center line of the figure - from the front view, this is the line that runs from the pit of the neck (the center of the clavicles / collarbones) down the sternum, through the navel, to the pubis. From the back view, this center line follows the spine. This line should always be a fluid, gestural line. It serves to establish the major action of the figure.

2. Find the gestural axes of the shoulders, the waist, and the base of the hips.

3. Find the lines that represent the sides of the figure's torso. These lines will always be parallel to the figure's center line and should represent the narrowest width of the waist.

4. Find the lines that represent the box shape of the pelvis. The torso can be thought of as a cylinder, and the pelvis as a box. The pelvis will often be shaped like a trapezoid:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b7/Isosceles_trapezoid.jpg

depending on whether the figure is male or female, the trapezoid will be more or less exaggerated in shape.

5. Find the Opposing Curves of the figure. For more on Opposing Curves, see this article:

Opposing Curves Article (Nudity) (http://features.cgsociety.org/story_custom.php?story_id=3346&page=)

This in a nutshell represents a way in which you can approach the figure to break it down into simple components.

Do you use Photoshop as well as Painter? I think you might try to work in Photoshop initially since it's a lot more straightforward - at this point let's focus on drawing principles generally vs. learning Painter as an app. I'm much more comfortable with Photoshop and think that for beginners it's a better tool for basic drawing / painting purposes.

I recommend also working traditionally - this will really reveal what the artist knows, and as such, will be more useful at this stage. I recommend working in 2B or 4B pencil in a sketchbook, or using a ballpoint pen.

Hope this demo helps: :)



http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/PremiereBoris_01_small.gif

I recommend trying the approaches outlined here, and posting your work. This lay in idea is something that it has taken me a long time (years) to really get down traditionally, but it's an important and central principle to figurative art, so it is well worth learning. :)

EDIT: Guys please note that I've linked demos to post #6 here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3857008&postcount=6). :)

Please feel free to post your own demos as well! This Workshop is not just about my crits, I completely appreciate and value when others post constructive critique - thank you, architectus, and others who have commented on others' work. :thumbsup:

Please note however to ask the artist before doing a paintover for their work.

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

Iridyse
09-17-2006, 03:07 PM
Wonderful work everyone!

Here's mine :)


110:
Charon Ferrying the Shades by Pierre Subleyras

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/7424/1104finalsmallva0.jpg

detail:

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/2245/1104detailjg1.jpg

Great demo Rebecca! I sort of work the same way too :D

Rebeccak
09-17-2006, 03:18 PM
I'm new here, but when I saw this thread I had to do something. I've been learning Maya and ZBrush lately, and so I did a sculpture based on a Caravaggio painting using Maya to create the base mesh, and ZBrush to do the sculpting.

Thanks for the inspiration.

http://gorocco.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/CaravaggioByRocco01.jpg
GoRocco, welcome to CGTalk and to the Anatomy Forum. :) I think you have a great start with the torso here - it's up to you as to whether you want to develop the head further as well. Since the focus in this Workshop is on the torso, I would encourage you to really develop the torso to a greater degree of depth than to spread yourself too thinly and work on the head as well - though I certainly won't stop you should you decide to do so. :)

Right now there are some problems with the head and neck, but I prefer to keep the focus in this Workshop on the torso. I look forward to seeing much more of your work!

EDIT:

Nazirull,

Nice to see your gif! I would suggest drawing the initial sketch digitally in pencil - scanning it in, and working with it in Photoshop. What do you say? :)

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

HuiTzu
09-17-2006, 04:12 PM
HuiTzu,
Welcome. :) Your painting is gorgeous - I agree that the hands are a bit small, but you could easily fix that by scaling them up a bit. The navel seems a bit misplaced, you might consider moving it to the center line of the body. Otherwise, really lovely job with this, I hope to see more work from you. :)


Rebeccak
Thank you very much.:thumbsup:
==================
091:
Nude Study
c. 1515
Red chalk over metal stylus, 410 x 281 mm
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v661/huitzu/cgt060917.jpg

Rebeccak
09-17-2006, 04:21 PM
HuiTzu,

You're welcome. :)

Some updates from me (apologies for the poor picture quality):

054:

http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/My%20Torsos/Torso-03.jpg

095:


http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/My%20Torsos/Torso-04_small.jpg

http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/My%20Torsos/Torso-05_small.jpg

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

Thomasphoenix
09-17-2006, 04:42 PM
Great going everyone! Lots of new faces ! Terrific response!
These are the first ten Torsos! done today evening!

001http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/001.jpg

006
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/006.jpg

009http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/009.jpg

010http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/010.jpg

011
http://www.ccxstudio.com/sijuGallery/011.jpg

012http://www.ccxstudio.com/sijuGallery/012.jpg

015
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/015.jpg

020
http://www.ccxstudio.com/sijuGallery/020.jpg

025
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/025.jpg

042
http://www.ccxstudio.com/sijuGallery/042.jpg

mazalo
09-17-2006, 06:17 PM
Nice drawings Thomasphoenix as always...

Can enybody help my with the signature in my post...i have to many caracters and how do I write an word for expl. web site and make that a link to my web site ...thanks

CgIcecube
09-17-2006, 06:18 PM
Itz lot of fun in the workshop where everybody includin masters actively sketch, paint, give demos and participate :applause:

Btw Architectus, thanks for comments and yes i observed the similar metallic highlights on the Mercury statue...

MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f173/cgicecube/01_4secopy.jpg



P.S. NR43 : Thanks for inspiring me to do more work like old man's portrait

mazalo
09-17-2006, 06:19 PM
Hi guys...I made my sketchbook thread...check it out...:)

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=406125

norman365
09-17-2006, 07:18 PM
001:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
A Man: Study for a figure in Battle of Cascina cartoon

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c400/norman365/1_michaelangelo-studyofafigureinbat.jpg

Redsand1080
09-17-2006, 07:21 PM
Hello! This is my fourth drawing in the series. I did something quite different with this one than my first three. With this one I wanted to do a few gestures, showing how I blocked out the form quickly, one drawings showing the lines across the form and how the muscles connect one into the other in a foreshortened pose, and then one that is a little more refined...but still not the the level I have been aiming for.

My first three drawings are all in one post back on page 2 of this thread if you would like to check them out to compare. I didn't want to post this one there because noone seemed to go back and check out any of the older posts. So anyways...here it is! I think I might go back and for my 5th one doe a very refined drawing of this same piece. I wonder if that is permissible Rebeccak? Thanks! :)

MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Male Figure
1530s
Chalk
Musée du Louvre, Paris


http://www.empyreal-animation.com/Michelangelo4.jpg

Iridyse
09-17-2006, 07:42 PM
109:
Nude Viewed from Behind

I actually did this in greyscale and then colourised it. It was fun to work like that! Oh, and I have a new pretty rake brush<3

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/2007/1093cgtalkin3.jpg

Detail:

http://img164.imageshack.us/img164/9882/1093detailtn9.jpg

NR43
09-17-2006, 07:45 PM
Hi all and wow the quality level of this thread is impressive!

Here's a quicky (about 20min I think), experimenting with charcoal brushes and paper effects
going for that rough feeling

036:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Study for Adam
c. 1510
Red chalk, 19,3 x 25,9 cm
British Museum, London

http://users.telenet.be/nr43/images/cgtalk/bodyparts/torso/torso_05b_resize.jpg

The thread is going really fast too...

great work everyone!

gilgamesh828
09-17-2006, 07:48 PM
Sooo glad to be a part of this! Just finishing (this week!) my course of study at AnimationMentor.com and this is going to be such a welcome change of pace.

My first study:

http://www.phelansykes.com/cgforums/torso_01sm.jpg

batte812
09-17-2006, 07:50 PM
So many great contributions here.
Architectus: thanks for the comments - i work with regular pencil HB and 2B mostly. I should polish my work a bit more - but i don't want to spend too much time.
Gorocco: beatiful 3D contribution. I'm working on a general 3D-modell as well - but to make a pose frome reference is not so easy.
Here's a few more


http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/7209/b96tg1.jpg

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/1714/b94zl5.jpg


http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/27/b26cg8.jpg

Rebeccak
09-17-2006, 08:39 PM
Some gorgeous work being posted -

Iridyse, Siju, and gilgamesh, Wow! It's great to see everyone's progress here. Please keep using others' work as a basis of comparison and as a way to help improve.

Looking forward to your posts! :)

I encourage everyone to bookmark / subscribe to this thread as I do not know for how much longer the link will be on the front page.

I also encourage any who would like to show step by step tutorials of their work to do so. :)

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

norman365
09-17-2006, 08:49 PM
my second drawing, gotta agree that the level of the quality work on this thread is really inspirational. (anyone else think this is like gone in 60 seconds but without the cars, the chases, angelina jolie, nic cage, that snake...in fact it nothing like it is it?)

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c400/norman365/2_michaelangelo-bacchus.jpg

MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Bacchus
1497
anyways, great thread!

architectus
09-17-2006, 09:41 PM
Iridyse, fanstastic job, is this the rake brushes in photoshop or painter?



Gilgamesh nice work

ICY
09-17-2006, 09:44 PM
My second drawing.

jmBoekestein
09-17-2006, 09:48 PM
interesting, I really love this charon painting, one of my fave characters I guess. didn't take very long I'd say 20 mins so it IS possible, theoretically, to finish this one me.

http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/6785/torsocharon110hq7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Icey
09-17-2006, 10:23 PM
Iridyse,
Siju,
gilgamesh
Rebecca
Damn... you guys are the best thing on this thread!

here is my modest work...
1st - no. 80
2nd - no. 34
3rd - no. 110

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/IceyLord/0198.jpg

MechaHateChimp
09-17-2006, 10:53 PM
http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-01.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-02.jpg

http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-03.jpg


Yay for naked torsos! :buttrock:

vincent1
09-18-2006, 12:04 AM
My third study:

Third drawing and I can already feel my drawing skills returning.

042:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Victory
1532-34
Marble, height: 261 cm
Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/5439/anatomy3at9.th.jpg (http://img115.imageshack.us/my.php?image=anatomy3at9.jpg)

Rebeccak
09-18-2006, 12:29 AM
Hello everyone,

Excellent posts, some really stunning work!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I've made this thread a Sticky Thread (it will appear at the top of this Forum) so as to make it easier to find. Hopefully those of you who are interested in the Workshop know where to find it! :)

Joel,

Some gorgeous linework here - I've not seen very many of your traditional drawings, so this is definitely a treat. :)

vincent1,

It's great to hear that you're getting your groove back! :) I might suggest introducing a wider range of values so as to really emphasize the play of light and dark in your piece. Nice work so far.

Icey,

Gorgeous work, as we expect from you! The hatching on the upper area of the rightmost torso is a bit flat, but your other pieces are really strong. The center one in particular stands out as particularly arresting. :)

jmBoekestein,

Good to see you in this. :) Nice to see your sensibility in this piece, I hope to see you push the range of values further, as well.

Irina,

Great to see your second piece - I would love to see you pull out the more textured linework with which you do such a beautiful job, and perhaps go more for digital drawings than paintings - we know how good you are at both, but I particularly admire your digital drawing style. :)

norman365,

Good to see you in this - I would recommend slowing down a bit on your hatchstrokes, and really trying to reveal the topology of the form with each stroke.

Keep up the good work everyone!

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

ICY
09-18-2006, 12:57 AM
Thank you, Rebecca. I will try to do what you suggest. I am just happy that I can find 30 minutes between work and school :) I was trying to find a full image of your new avatar (with the birds), where can I see it in full size?

architectus
09-18-2006, 01:01 AM
Michael nice pencil work, but I like more contrast.

I decided to try something differen't, Bacchus 43, thanks for anyone who gives feedback, or critiques.

http://www.manfacedgods.com/forums/bacchus.jpg

Redsand1080
09-18-2006, 02:19 AM
I originally just edited my first post and put these two drawings there, but I'm not sure if anyone is going back and looking at the older posts for updates, so I wanted to post them seperately instead. So here they are! :)

http://www.empyreal-animation.com/Michelangelo3.jpg


http://www.empyreal-animation.com/Michelangelo5.jpg

MatthewRodgers
09-18-2006, 02:44 AM
gilgamesh thats awesome! incredible lighting!
and thomas pheonix, great to see you back, i saved out a few of ur heads from the last thread. Love ur style :)

Man i was in early, but was away with the gf for the weekend, now i come back and its up to 10 pages! geez. ill post more tonight. great work everyone, and rebecca cheers for the paintovers and stuff, im gonna take a serious look at this apposing curves thing :)
peace

MechaHateChimp
09-18-2006, 03:27 AM
http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-04.jpg

Managed to squeeze out one more before I hit the sack. Just wanted to mention Im doing these freehand using prisma color pencils. I'll probably do the remaining set in the same way.

Great effort from everyone so far. Personal standouts for me are Nazirull, Iridyse, Thomasphoenix, jmBoekestein, and of course Rebecca :)

Keep up the great work everyone! -J

RobertoOrtiz
09-18-2006, 04:14 AM
Ok I had time to do two tonight.

I am trying to do one more before I go to bed.

IMAGE 1/50
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/02-1.jpg
036:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Study for Adam
c. 1510
Red chalk, 19,3 x 25,9 cm
British Museum, London

IMAGE 2/50

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/o1.jpg
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
A Man: Study for a figure in Battle of Cascina cartoon
1504-05
Pen and brush, 42 x 28 cm
British Museum, London

Myku
09-18-2006, 04:49 AM
OMG!!!

Wow, am I off to a slow start???!!!

I've just looked through so many awesome copies of so many awesome works of art- I'm too overwhelmed to comment on any one person's stuff. Amazing work, everybody.

Here's my poor little doodle.....

#110:
http://myku.org/pics/MC1.jpg

I noticed that I was getting a little carried away and had started scribbling in the background and stuff, so I pulled the plug on it ;). Oh well.......

Destinatus
09-18-2006, 05:00 AM
Dunno if I can do 50 but heres one, hehe
http://cyber-sky.org/art/fig917.jpg


MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Victory
1532-34
Marble, height: 261 cm
Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

I think this might be my first post O_O

Rebeccak
09-18-2006, 05:15 AM
EDIT:

Destinatus,

Welcome - congrats on your first post. :) Lovely drawing and sense of confidence, balance and weight. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

architectus,

Nice start with this, and lovely 'fleshy' feel. Do you plan to take it further?

Redsand1080,

Glad to see these pieces - definitely better to post continuously than to update an older post, as you're right, no one will see your work. Nice sense of mass and major vs. minor forms, and of tension. The first image I find particularly striking!

Cavematty,

You're welcome! :)

Joel,

Great stuff. I think what you might try to add into your drawings is a little more sense of tension, and of emphasis to the apexes of major curves. I find the Libyan Sibyl one of the hardest drawings to copy, and I've barely attempted it because it's so difficult and daunting.

Roberto,

Good to see your work here. Really try to clean up your lines, and to tidy your drawings generally. Nice sense of twist in the Adam copy.

Mychael,

Good to see your work here. I recommend going for quality over quantity in this Workshop - really focus on the torso, and just sketch in the rest of the figure. This will really give you more time to explore the subject of this Workshop, the Torso.

Update time for me - worked on this tonight, from 050:

I took pictures at the beginning, middle, and end of the drawing process in case anyone is interested, and they're presented in reverse order (from end to beginning) here:

End result: I decided not to work further on this for fear of killing it - I've learned to be a pretty decent judge of how far a particular drawing can be pushed:


http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/My%20Torsos/Torso-06_stage-4_small.jpg

Middle of process: trying to get the big and small shapes to interrelate:


http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/My%20Torsos/Torso-06_stage-2_small.jpg

Beginning of process: trying to get the big and small shapes basically established, and laying down an overall light tone, to be further defined as the drawing progress:

http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/My%20Torsos/Torso-06_stage-1_small.jpg


Good work everyone! Please keep posting! :)

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

architectus
09-18-2006, 06:26 AM
rebeccak, nope, I am going to only work on the torso parts. I am pretty busy lately, so I cannot do whole bodies. It does not take to long to do the torso. Bacchus is much harder to paint than the Jesus one.

Intervain
09-18-2006, 06:52 AM
OMG - this thread is flying!! Great job everyone :D:bounce:

Thomasphoenix
09-18-2006, 06:53 AM
Next 10 0f mine , most probably will be able to resume only in the weekend again!
Great work everyone!

004
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/004.jpg

016
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/016.jpg

017
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/017.jpg

018
http://www.ccxstudio.com/sijuGallery/018.jpg

021
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/021.jpg

022
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/022.jpg

036
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/036.jpg

037
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/037.jpg

038
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/038.jpg

041
http://www.ccxstudio.com/sijuGallery/041.jpg

saint-max
09-18-2006, 07:32 AM
hi and aother one. it took less time than the first one.
i would like to try it with ink.:)

020

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k141/saint-max/020.jpg

saint-max
09-18-2006, 07:41 AM
here are other studies I did yesterday

016

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k141/saint-max/016.jpg


011

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k141/saint-max/011.jpg

TimonQ
09-18-2006, 08:38 AM
Seeing all these different techniques is very interesting. I think this is a good opportunity to try out new approaches as well.
Here's my latest, #81

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8804/006081copypj2.jpg

mazalo
09-18-2006, 08:45 AM
No. 5.




http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/mazalo/Torso_05.jpg

jmBoekestein
09-18-2006, 10:49 AM
nice works mazalo, I like your approach of the specular in the paintings :D

PureGhostGR
09-18-2006, 11:54 AM
I will also give this a try. Here are my first five pieces, all digital since I would like to get used to sketching with a tablet. (the numbers of the paintings are on the upper right in white)

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/9295/01094yb3.jpg
1. This was sketched after adjusting my pen pressure settings. A serious breakthrough for me.. it feels like a different tablet now..

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/1087/02012wx2.jpg
2. Male back, tough work as I rarely sketch male figures.

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/3765/03104gx7.jpg
3. I really should try to make the male figures smoother.

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/1663/04109tm9.jpg
4. I took this a little further from a sketch.

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/9550/05011lh5.jpg
5. Took this a bit further too. Good learning experience.. I think I picked up a lesson while sketching it.

Great sketches from everyone here. Another good learning thread.
Keep up the good work! :)

JvdZ
09-18-2006, 11:56 AM
Great colors mazalo.

My 2nd torso

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/7083/02md3.th.jpg (http://img170.imageshack.us/my.php?image=02md3.jpg)

On to the next!

P.S. Great entries so far!

Rebeccak
09-18-2006, 02:23 PM
Great to see everyone's entries!

architectus,

Ah, gotcha, just curious. :)

Intervain,

Can't wait to see your entries!

Siju,

Nice stuff - would love to see you do an extended study. :)

saint-max,

Lovely painterly feel to your pencil marks - one thing I would suggest on the David piece is to slow down a bit, and to really feel out the opposing curves of the contour. 016 I find particularly successful as a drawing. :)

TimonQ,

Nice to see your experimentation here. I have a feeling you can really push these grayscales to a very refined limit. :)

mazalo,

Always good to see you in these Workshops. :) Nice painterly touch. Looking forward to more.

PureGhostGR,

Nice development here - keep pushing your digital skills. Nice job on 109 especially! :)

JvdZ,

Nice touch to your linework. One thing I might suggest is to try keeping the sensitivity while also emphasizing the major curves with darker lines.

Great to see everyone's work!

Cheers, :)

-Rebeccak

norman365
09-18-2006, 02:29 PM
Drawing #3- Michaelangelo, Bacchus (Detail).

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c400/norman365/3_michaelangelo-bacchusdetail.jpg

NR43
09-18-2006, 03:22 PM
Ok this was a superquicky (about 10min) but I gotta be on my way...

http://users.telenet.be/nr43/images/cgtalk/bodyparts/torso/torso_06_resize.jpg

053:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
St Sebastian
c. 1614
Oil on canvas, 200 x 120 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

maybe I'll work on this more, maybe not (not too happy with it)

you people rock!
bye 4 now

mazalo
09-18-2006, 04:36 PM
Here is No. 6. :) This one was hard to paint but I think I got it..:))


http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/mazalo/Torso_06.jpg

DiM
09-18-2006, 05:05 PM
next speed paint 20 min after work #100

http://dimm3d.mail333.com/baron_test/tor100_copy.jpg

gerttreg
09-18-2006, 05:27 PM
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k159/joptuah/figure%20drawing%20albums/Afbeelding018.jpg


OWKAY this thread is going superfast , som many beautifull works here ,
this motivates me to work harder , my comments will come later , cause now , i'm going to eat and then work some more ,
nice job everyone, lets make the best out of this ,

chop

Djampa
09-18-2006, 05:33 PM
Hi everyone, thread is flying.. great !


Thomasphoenix, great to see your art here as usual ! So inspiring... next time I plan to go to USA I will try to visit you and attend to a class if possible.

NR43, thanks for commenting, I really use a lot the airbrush on Sketchbook Pro and that always my sketches comes out blurry, Intervain noticed that first, when sketching I look more into the form and movement rather to the detail, but I will take more care to make it less blurry. Thanks :)
I like your 10 min sketch, I try to do many fast 1 min sketches before moving into the 10 minutes one, that makes our hands more 'loose' and fast and gives more accuracy when doing the 10 minutes sketch.

Architectus, thanks, glad you liked the marbled effect.
PureGhostGR, nice style.

Rebecca, so good to learn from your sketches, and thanks for all the teachings, I want to move to charcoal pens too, will see what I can do from here.
And yes... I agree too you should write a book, you're so fast to answer everybody, study, teach at workshops and so on that I believe you would have no problem with a deadline for a book, seems you could write it on coffee breaks *lol* :D
I'd buy it as pre-order ;)

Best wishes to everyone ! keep it up.

Myku
09-18-2006, 06:20 PM
Just popping in to check out this awesome thread again. Wow.

Thomasphoenix, um, yeah. You might be my new hero. Fantastic sketches-I wish I could do that. mazalo, I really like the feel of your paintings, very natural and warm. DiM, great speed paints! Thats one of my biggest weaknesses. BTW, thanks, Rebecca, for the advice earlier. I got lost in doodling and totally forgot the point! Am I easily distracted? Yes, but that's ok because......... um........ wait........ what was I just talking about?

JvdZ
09-18-2006, 06:24 PM
JvdZ,

Nice touch to your linework. One thing I might suggest is to try keeping the sensitivity while also emphasizing the major curves with darker lines.



Thanx! I will try that in my next attempt.

nr. 3:

http://img324.imageshack.us/img324/6162/3lp4.th.jpg (http://img324.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3lp4.jpg)

SulaMoon
09-18-2006, 06:38 PM
Wow, thread is moving so fast!

Thanks for the kind words, everyone!
And some amazing works already showing up! This is going to be such a great experience.

Here, my torso #3, after reference #109.
Working is so much more difficult then working on heads =x
I couldnt do a copy that made me confortable with, but its quite ok. Torso #2 I did on paper, but dont have scanner avaible yet >.< gonna scan it tonight, I hope. Didnt like the results on paper that much too hehe.
(lets hope photobucket do not delete this..)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/SulaMoon/torso-03.jpg

Thomasphoenix
09-18-2006, 06:43 PM
Djampa M8 Thanks:),
P.S.I'm on the other end of the planet , you'll have to come to India to see me :).

Mychael , Thanks dude !:)! I would be glad to help you if you want any help wid your drawing!

I was getting a bit bored of seeing and drawing,so decided to make it a bit more difficult for myself! I looked at the 047 PPR painting for about 5 minutes then proceeded to draw it without any ref after!

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/047.jpg

CgIcecube
09-18-2006, 06:43 PM
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Ignudo

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f173/cgicecube/steps-1.gif


herez a step by step process of my paintin torsos!..

CgIcecube
09-18-2006, 06:57 PM
Btw i have this very wierd problem in photoshop...i'll be glad if anybody can help me in solving this...Whenevr i save images in .jpeg or.gif format...the darker shade in the image becomes more darker...dark grey becomes black...unlike how it shows in photoshop...i ve tried several color profiles but none seems to work til nw:( This disturbs the contrast of the image...

Nothingness
09-18-2006, 07:03 PM
a quick warmup

i tried a 3d too but hell thats difficult. Especially from only one image.

here it is
http://users.skynet.be/nothingness/2d/torso_102.jpg

Rebeccak
09-18-2006, 07:05 PM
Btw i have this very wierd problem in photoshop...i'll be glad if anybody can help me in solving this...Whenevr i save images in .jpeg or.gif format...the darker shade in the image becomes more darker...dark grey becomes black...unlike how it shows in photoshop...i ve tried several color profiles but none seems to work til nw:( This disturbs the contrast of the image...
Richa, I'm not sure, but if you are working in Grayscale in PS and converting to RGB, then your values will become darker. Try working in RGB format, but just using grayscale swatches - try a test, and see if the values remain the same when you save in .jpeg or.gif format.

If anyone else has a suggestion, please post it! :)

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

batte812
09-18-2006, 08:02 PM
Three more for me, ordinary pencil. I'm gonna try a few in painter now.



http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/2607/b25ay0.jpg

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/7499/b29ka2.jpg

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/4606/b87xo7.jpg

coCoKNIght
09-18-2006, 08:28 PM
http://v5.fabianhernandez.ch/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/torso03_crouch.jpg

my 3rd torso, I keep changing style... the eternal search for the way to go I guess...

010:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Crouching Boy
1530-33
Marble, height: 54 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
(http://www.wga.hu/art/m/michelan/1sculptu/2/6crouch.jpg)
I looked at the 047 PPR painting for about 5 minutes then proceeded to draw it without any ref after!

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/thomasphoenix/047.jpg

wow! :eek:
respect! :buttrock:

JosefK
09-18-2006, 08:59 PM
my second post - nice stuff here everyone!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/JosefK/zeichnungen/02tstudie.jpg

mitze
09-18-2006, 09:05 PM
Newbie here First post. Some great pics already posted. I am a bit late and would be happy if i manage to get half of them done. Here is my first one.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f162/mekese2000/torso1.jpg

cakeypigdog
09-18-2006, 10:19 PM
wonderful project and some exceptional pieces starting to appear out of here!
i will hopefully manage to start joining in later in the week... never done any master studies but always fancied it.

CgIcecube: i am probably wrong but check your colour profile in photoshop. I have found turning it off can help with that sort of thing: i noticed it in my work popping from photoshop to painter and back again...

keep it up folkes, great stuff.

norman365
09-18-2006, 10:22 PM
026:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Medici Madonna (detail)

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c400/norman365/4_michaelangelo-medicimadonnadetail.jpg

bit unsure about this one (the shoulder's a bit too messy, it's the first one I've done from a monitor screen).

PremiereBoris
09-18-2006, 10:54 PM
Gah! I just had a figure drawing class in school today, I can't draw anymore torsos today :surprised

FateBringer
09-18-2006, 11:52 PM
4/50

010
photoshop

http://home.comcast.net/%7Emlarlham/T010R.jpg

Mark

Rebeccak
09-19-2006, 01:51 AM
Nice to see everyone's work! :)

Update for me - I couldn't resist drawing from a book of Rubens' drawings that I have: Rubens - A Master in the Making (http://www.amazon.com/Rubens-Master-National-Gallery-Publications/dp/1857093712/sr=8-1/qid=1158630870/ref=sr_1_1/104-2447561-0975162?ie=UTF8&s=books). I couldn't find the Drawing online, but I have linked the painting for which the study was done in the 2nd post of this thread here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3857005&postcount=5):

111:

http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/My%20Torsos/Torso-08_small.jpg

Keep up the good work everyone!

Cheers, :)

-Rebeccak

D-Hawk
09-19-2006, 03:06 AM
002:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Bacchus
1497
Marble, height: 203 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

Long time no post from me i was very busy and i do many parallel stuff....here s my work:

http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/4974/torso2id5.jpg

Redsand1080
09-19-2006, 03:25 AM
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Male Figure
1530s
Chalk
Musée du Louvre, Paris


http://www.empyreal-animation.com/Michellangelo6.jpg

Rebeccak: Thank you for the observations on my werk...always appreciate your insights. And if you have any suggestions on how to improve please let me know! Great work as well...I love how your rendering of anatomy flows so nicely, one muscle into another, kinda like a lava flow. Gorgeous.

FateBringer: I really like that piece...really has the look of a sculpture to it. I think you did a particularly nice job in capturing the feel of the medium used.

JosefK: I really dig your style of drawing! Leaving the parts unfinished and showing your process for creating the image is awesome. In my opion the process of creation of any piece is just as, if not more important than the final work, so any piece that places a priority on the process is great! You do a nice job of blocking it all in as well.

CgIcecube: I think that is fantastic that you took the time to make an anim. of your process. Very informative and I definitely gleaned a 'lil knowledge from it. :) And ur final image is great as well. I really feel like you captured how the rib cage is just sliding over the lower abbs and squashing the skin...and the renderin of the chest has a great sense of weight and thickness.

coCoKNIght: I love the texture in your piece. Has such a unique feel to it and it really adds to the dynamism of the pose. Awesome job. :)

Everyone here is doing great work. Let's all keep it up!! :)

zhuzhu
09-19-2006, 03:51 AM
hi, everyone, i'm coming~~~:twisted:

T-01

black waxpencil on sketchpad.


http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/5245/t01au6.jpg

MechaHateChimp
09-19-2006, 04:47 AM
http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-05.jpg

One more before I hit the sack.

Rebeccak
09-19-2006, 05:27 AM
Some great entries! :)

I decided to do one more tonight, but this is really simple - sometimes I like drawings when they're at the very beginning stages, before they're overworked - I might come back to the Master Work and do another copy, but not continue with this copy:

077:

http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/My%20Torsos/Torso-09_small.jpg

Keep up the good work everyone! :)

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

RobertoOrtiz
09-19-2006, 06:16 AM
3/50

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/Image3.jpg

102:
CARAVAGGIO
Christ at the Column
c. 1607
Oil on canvas, 134,5 x 175,5 cm
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen

MechaHateChimp
09-19-2006, 07:16 AM
Rebecca & Roberto, great work!:thumbsup:

coCoKNIght
09-19-2006, 07:24 AM
MechaHateChimp: You should try to sleep more than just 2 hours...

cakeypigdog
09-19-2006, 08:06 AM
Hey ho here is my first crack. about 40mins in painter.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f87/cakeypigdog/micheal1.jpg

great drawing from zhuzhu, good to see you over here!

mechahatechimp: the last one is great.

Darktwin
09-19-2006, 08:37 AM
Good work everyone!!

2/50

http://onajii.com/d_sketches/torso2.jpg
013:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Dawn
1524-31
Marble, length: 203 cm
Sagrestia Nuova, San Lorenzo, Florence

coCoKNIght
09-19-2006, 09:12 AM
Rebecca: You may want to correct the info on Number 87, it's not 111, and its SUVÉE, Joseph-Benoit.

ytresu
09-19-2006, 10:03 AM
Great work here!
My compliments to all.
RebeccaK: as always your work is super
RobertoOrtiz: wonderful digital
Darktwin: well done with your pencil

MechaHateChimp: the figure is very well rendered
zhuzhu: I like your sketching talent
Redsand1080: good work - the torso is very strong

Good work to all

Overchord
09-19-2006, 12:13 PM
Well I thought that I'd get started as well.

Unfortunately I did not bring any of my pads or pencils to work today, so I ended up doing it with a normal pen - so apologies for the low quality. I did one of the torsos in #61, Rubens, The holy family with Sts Elizbath and John the Baptist.

It was a bit strange starting with a child's torso that is substantially different, but i'll do another couple of torsos properly tonight.

http://www.overchord.net/blogcms/cggal/galleries/Anatomy/61.jpg

ytresu
09-19-2006, 12:19 PM
008:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Christ Carrying the Cross (detail)
1521
Marble
Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome

http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/1748/mic1poe6.jpg


036:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Study for Adam
c. 1510
Red chalk, 19,3 x 25,9 cm
British Museum, London
http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/9452/mic2bpvk6.jpg

ytresu
09-19-2006, 12:49 PM
037:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Study for Haman
1511
Red chalk, 25,3 x 119,9 cm
Teylers Museum, Haarlem

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/9412/mic3pbl3.jpg

Myku
09-19-2006, 01:16 PM
Mychael , Thanks dude !:)! I would be glad to help you if you want any help wid your drawing!


That would be wicked! I need all the help I can get. :bounce:

Frejasphere
09-19-2006, 01:23 PM
Hi all :)

My goodness this thread is flying! You'd honestly think that part of the world must be on hold with all these torsos being drawn, painted and modelled (or is everyone trading sleep for art ;) )

Roberto - that is a lovely piece :) beautifully captured expression and the lighting is stunning
Rebecca - great to see your drawings, there's a lovely line in that last one
Darktwin - I like the sketches you are doing, painstakingly lovely - keep them up
Ytresu - Your Study for Haman (Michelangelo) feels like the most resolved of the 3 last you posted, nice sense of flow and movement.
MechaHateChimp - some really nice studies you're posting - obviously one of the sleep traders :thumbsup:
ZhuZhu's here - better watch out! No seriously, lovely to see you join in and great start!

So many, I'd love to keep commenting and will try to do more... everyone's doing great!

Today's torsos:
Played around a bit with oil-pastels and ink - will get back to more traditional sketching in a bit, just having fun with this

#018-Michelangelo-Ignudo Oil-pastels and ink on paper 51x76cm
http://abolinaart.abolins.net/Sketchbook/images/page46.jpg

#109 - Nude Wonan Viewed from behind Oil-pastels and ink on paper 51x76cm
http://abolinaart.abolins.net/Sketchbook/images/page53.jpg

#002-Michelangelo-Bacchus Chalk-pastel on paper 51x76cm
http://abolinaart.abolins.net/Sketchbook/images/page41.jpg

#28-Michelangelo-Nude man turned to the right 10 min sketch on paper
http://abolinaart.abolins.net/Sketchbook/images/page47_02.jpg

cheers all and take care
a. :)

mazalo
09-19-2006, 01:28 PM
Hi all...very good work here ..

Ill try to coment on everybody...it is hard for me to do that in english so sorry for possible mistakes ...

darktwin - verry good sketch

cakeypigdog - nice, glad that i am not only one to use painter ..

josefk - really like your pencil work, and the unfinished sketch process...

mitze- nice drawing

norman365 - i like this, i am not comparing with the original, but it has a nice artistic feeling...

d-hawk - nice texture, but it is to flat...you need to make some contrast between volumes...

zhuzhu - very good, the lines are exelent, the way that there thicknes is depending on the light that really gives a dramatic in the drawing..

mechahatechimp- very good drawing too...

nr43 - nice loose stile...tray searching for the right lines on the paper...dont be afraid to fill the hole paper with lines, and in that process you will find and extract the right ones from the "forrest" of lines...sorry my english is a mess..hope you understand what i mean...

gerttreg - is this coal ?..if it is try usin the longer side of the coal stick and block the shadow in few large strokes...and than work on details...

thomasphoenix - nice work man...but i liked better you earlier drawings on the heads.( like your avatar now )

nothingness - nice...i suggest not using the black color for shadows...

batte812 - nice..no. 87. is better...try not to limit your pencil...the pencil hase a lot of shading posibilities betwine white and black...

mychael - nice work

destinatus- again try making your lines more dinamic ( see zhuzhu )

saint max - nice..very dinamic

pureghostgr - nice work also...

icey - very good pencil work..

redsand1080 - nice ,but..,try to soften your images more they seams a bit rough...

irydyse - very good

gilgamesh828- very nice...love the way you got the volumes and shades..


Again soory for my english ...if anybody want i can do better critic in paintovers than in words..

keep up the good work all,
maz :)

norman365
09-19-2006, 01:40 PM
Michaelangelo (again)
Battle of Cascina (part).

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c400/norman365/5-michaelangelo-battleofcascinapart.jpg

tried to make this one less 'choppy' but I got the angle of the arm too straight (check the angle of the pole on the original, I think mine looks a bit floaty).

Mazalo: thanks for the crit!

coCoKNIght
09-19-2006, 01:46 PM
http://v5.fabianhernandez.ch/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/torso04_david.jpg

Here comes another one.
This one was suprisingly difficult and I almost gave up... but I think it turned out well in the end...

011:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
David
1504
Marble, height 434 cm
Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence (http://www.wga.hu/art/m/michelan/1sculptu/david/david.jpg)

Roberto: I think you've improved a lot since the beginning of body part 1 - the head.
Congrats on that!

Rebeccak
09-19-2006, 02:34 PM
Great to see everyone's entries! It's also nice to see others critiquing here, thanks! :)

If anyone feels they have tips or advice to offer with respect to drawing / painting, please do so! :thumbsup:

Rebecca: You may want to correct the info on Number 87, it's not 111, and its SUVÉE, Joseph-Benoit.

coCoKNIght, my apologies if I appear unresponsive ;) - unfortunately, if I attempt to edit that post, I am told that I have maxed out the character limit, even if I remove text or even just replace the same amount of text - so without reshifting posts around in a major way, I'm afraid the mistakes will have to stand. Sorry for that!

norman365,

It would be lovely if you could post larger versions of your images - at such a small size, it's really hard to see the detail! ;)

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

MechaHateChimp
09-19-2006, 02:43 PM
MechaHateChimp: You should try to sleep more than just 2 hours...

HAhahah!... aint that the truth :)

HuiTzu
09-19-2006, 04:33 PM
3/50
000:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Ignudo
1509
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v661/huitzu/cgt060919.jpg

4/50
033:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Slave (dying)
c. 1513
Marble, height 229 cm
Musee du Louvre, Paris
:scream: sleep
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v661/huitzu/cgt060920s.jpg

Redsand1080
09-19-2006, 05:12 PM
mazalo: Nice observation...I will work that advice into my next piece. Much obliged. :)

coCoKNIght: Your latest piece has a wonderful, lumenescient quality to it..I dig that. Nice job of pushin the dark, darks under his pits...helps pop the light values out and throws them into contrast.

norman365: I would definitely like to see some images that are a little larger! Hard to tell what's going on when they are so small. Keep goin' though! :)

Frejasphere: You have some interesting color choices there! Might even be nice to revisit those two and spend a little more time fusing one plane of color into the next to better delineate the muslce structure and to add to the coherence of the form. Each plane seems to be a little disconnected from the next, with sharp transitions and abrupt stops. However, I think you did a wonderful job capturing the overall sense of movement in the body!

ytresu: I really like the last image you posted! Nice contrast in this piece...way to push the darks in just a few areas to get the rest of the body to really pop. Nice movement as well.

Darktwin: Gorgeous hatching. So soft, and subtle. I think you really got the twist of the body down and also the arms are quite nice as well.

cakeypigdog: Nice paint! Good sense of dynamism in this pose...and I think a lot of it comes from the quickness of the strokes (at least they look quick to me). I like it.:)

Djampa
09-19-2006, 06:11 PM
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/SculpMan/50%20Torso%20in%20a%20Month%20-%20Anatomy%20Studies/torso_2_final.jpg

Torso 02
001:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
A Man: Study for a figure in Battle of Cascina cartoon
1504-05
Pen and brush, 42 x 28 cm
British Museum, London

Tools:
6B Pencil and regular 75g paper
Time: about 6 minutes.

I didn't like the result, but was aiming for speed and gestural aspects of this torso, anyway a fast bad sketched one, but would appreciate some C&C.

Mazalo, great work here man !

Frejasphere, getting better and better, nice job ! You #002 is my favorite by now.

Zhuzhu, you became one of my favorites, always great to analyse your style !

ThomasPhoenix, India ?? Oh my ! Anyway I'd fly there to see you, maybe one day ;)
Your 047 PPR, WOW ! Very good to see it. What tools are you using there ?

HuiTzu, Very nice #3 and #4, I like the volume you gave to it.

Norman365, nice but can you make it a little larger?

Yetresu, nice style good to see it.

RobertoOrtiz, oh my... just great #3 ! Will post at your hardcore modeling thread all my 10 models before Monday September 25 th 12:00 PM... *lol* (my comp crashed... anyway... I'll talk less now and work more... *lol*) hopefully I still can get some C&C there.
Great to have you around, keep it up ! Thanks.

Bate812, very cool.

JoseFk, You doing just great, very good to see your work. Nice way present your artwork.

MecaHateChimp, wow, very cool lines, very loose, very accurate, good to see it.

Rebecca,
I decided to do one more tonight, but this is really simple - sometimes I like drawings when they're at the very beginning stages, before they're overworked - I might come back to the Master Work and do another copy, but not continue with this copy:
I like it too at the very beginning stages, but specially at live model classes when using black paper for light studies in my case. But your work is always 'saying', 'telling' something to us even at a very beginning stage, thanks for sharing.

D-Hawk, good to have you on-board, keep it up.

Everyone rocking here, inspiring !

coCoKNIght
09-19-2006, 06:48 PM
http://v5.fabianhernandez.ch/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/torso5_david_r1.jpg

A quick one, sorry for that...

012:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
David (rear view)
1504
Marble, height 434 cm
Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence (http://www.wga.hu/art/m/michelan/1sculptu/david/david_r1.jpg)

Djampa: Try drawing them bigger, so you can add more detail / value perhaps?

Redsand1080: Thank you!

HuiTzu: I totally dig you latest image!

MechaHateChimp: :)

Rebecca: I remember having similar problems with my signature :) it's nothing tragic anyway...

aggie93
09-19-2006, 08:22 PM
I thought I'd participate in this until the next OFDW. Here is my first Torso piece.

http://img456.imageshack.us/img456/9150/jesus009gv9.jpg

mitze
09-19-2006, 08:22 PM
Two more now up to 3. Loads of great art here can't comment on any as too many except Mechahateschimps as in was the same one as my first pic and now i can see how it should be done mine was all over the place, have to concentrate harder.

number 2 pencil

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f162/mekese2000/torso3.jpg


Photoshop around 1 hour. Can't spend any longer or i will never get 50 done.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f162/mekese2000/torso2.jpg

gilgamesh828
09-19-2006, 08:46 PM
I am too slow -- but this one was a struggle with the twisted pose and multiple light sources.

http://www.phelansykes.com/cgforums/torso_02sm.jpg

Rebeccak
09-19-2006, 09:29 PM
There are lots of entries here and I can't comment on all atm, but I just wanted to post a brief comment:

gilgamesh828,

Nice work, as usual :) - what I might recommend to help make the pose really click is to emphasize the statue's right bottom rib, and to carry the parallel flow of the line of the outer ribcage to the sternum a bit further south vertically (and parallel) before really popping the curve of that lower rib and bringing it back toward the abdomen. I think that's really the key to the pose, which isn't totally working atm due to the premature sloping of the outer edge of the rib cage inward toward the abs. This combined with the shortness of his left upper leg is contributing to the flattening out of the dynamic of the pose, which you've set up all the ingredients for beautifully - you just need that final key. :)

Also I think that if you draw the gestural axes of the head a bit more loosely and larger, you will also give the proper dynamic to the pose.

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

gilgamesh828
09-19-2006, 09:50 PM
There are lots of entries here and I can't comment on all atm, but I just wanted to post a brief comment:

gilgamesh828,

Nice work, as usual :) - what I might recommend to help make the pose really click is to emphasize the statue's right bottom rib, and to carry the parallel flow of the line of the outer ribcage to the sternum a bit further south vertically (and parallel) before really popping the curve of that lower rib and bringing it back toward the abdomen. I think that's really the key to the pose, which isn't totally working atm due to the premature sloping of the outer edge of the rib cage inward toward the abs. This combined with the shortness of his left upper leg is contributing to the flattening out of the dynamic of the pose, which you've set up all the ingredients for beautifully - you just need that final key. :)

Also I think that if you draw the gestural axes of the head a bit more loosely and larger, you will also give the proper dynamic to the pose.

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

good tips -- i really need to get back into my figure drawing for real.... maybe a draw-over if you get a free minute...!

Overchord
09-19-2006, 10:39 PM
Well here's my works for today. I have squished 3 together in one - the individual sketches are in my sketchbook thread. Need lots more practice :)

http://www.overchord.net/images/3TorsoComp.jpg

MechaHateChimp
09-20-2006, 01:23 AM
http://www.joelcarlo.net//temp/images/illustrations/ofdw/ofdw-50-torsos-06.jpg

You know what sucks? Having to type atleast 10 characters on every post. I wish I could just post a damn pic without having to feel like I have to talk about it... seriously. Whatever happened to "a picture is worth a thousand words"? Even worse is trying to get away with typing like 10 exclamation points or ten periods. Damn cgtalk character police...damn you to hell!!! :banghead:

Redsand1080
09-20-2006, 04:21 AM
030:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Palestrina Pietà
-
Marble, height: 253 cm
Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence



MechaHateChimp: Nice pose! Great gesture. As a side note...a good way to cheat having to talk about your image is just copy and paste the title of it like I did above. :thumbsup: It has werked fer me!

RobertoOrtiz: Awesome painting. Not much more I can say. :)

gilgamesh: Nice sense of mass in that piece. So much volume there...very nice.

http://www.empyreal-animation.com/Michelangelo7.jpg

YMS
09-20-2006, 04:23 AM
Amazing works being posted here! :)

Torso #2

061:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
The Holy Family with Sts Elizabeth and John the Baptist
c. 1614
Oil on panel, 138 x 102 cm
Wallace Collection, London

http://spacific.net.nz/yms/61torso.jpg

RobertoOrtiz
09-20-2006, 06:15 AM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/sleep3copy.jpg
Guess what, there are TWO ignudos by the same author.

I guess I did the wrong one. Well I guess Ill have to do now 51 drawings
021:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Ignudo
1511
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

HuiTzu
09-20-2006, 07:01 AM
Nice work everyone:thumbsup:
ytresu--good line. good style.
iridyse--that draw are very beautiful .
coCoKNlght--Like your light .good style.
Rebeccak--Your demo and paintover helps me a lot of .Thanks. good work.
Nazirull--good style
FateBringer--good line
mazalo--good work.good style.
masphoenix--Bright figure, fluent lines .good style.
gilgamesh828--good light.good style.
Redsand1080--Your works making me appreciate. Such a style seen for the first time.great.
MechaHateChimp--beautiful.good style.
Djampa--good line.Thanks.^^
RobertoOrtiz--good style.

sorry. My bad English:shrug:

Intervain
09-20-2006, 07:07 AM
great stuff everyone - as always!

gilgamesh828 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=156453) - really like that last one :)

MechaHateChimp - I love the simplicity of your studies! really clean :thumbsup:

Keep it coming people - I really enjoy visiting this thread :bounce:

pierceda
09-20-2006, 09:13 AM
MechaHateChimp, great lines--very clean and they define the contours nicely

gilgamesh828, I like your use of hatching along with value, gives it a nice texture.

I finally started tonight with a couple of torsos:

Michelangelo, Crouching Boy
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/5684/20060919torso1001ag3.jpg

PRUD'HON, Pierre-Paul, Nude Viewed from Behind
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/7272/20060919torso10902yv5.jpg

cakeypigdog
09-20-2006, 11:28 AM
great stuff guys, this is real fun. wish i had dabbled earlier on in life!!
here is number 2:

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f87/cakeypigdog/michael2.jpg

another 30-40min job straight in painter. going to try a tradition sanguine drawing next.

keep it up guys: some really really strong stuff comming through now!

Redsand1080
09-20-2006, 12:17 PM
HuiTzu: Thank you! The last 2 pieces you posted were executed very nicely. Very refined, with a nice sense of form and the way the light wraps around the different muscle groups. Nice use of color as well.

pierceda: Nice job of blocking in lights and darks and capturing the essecence of the pose.

RobertoOrtiz: Another gorgeous piece! I very much enjoy the gestural quality of this one. My only crit is that arm blends right in with the torso, might be nice to better delienate the distinction of those two forms.

cakeypigdog: Another great job of capturing the overall tonality of form with gestural strokes. I would like to see the background 50% darker tho to really pop that figure out. Even tho the background in the actual work may be on the same value level as the torso...I think the darker background would really thrust that torso into the foreground and thrust those lights into relief.

YMS: Nice soft, luminous quality to the skin. Has a very cool massive feel to it.

Overchord: Nice! Might be cool to refine the torso areas of a few of those a little more.

mitze: Nice!

aggie93: Nice work blocking in the shadows and highlights! Would be cool to refine the torso area at least a little more, forces you to really look at all the intricate parts in addition to the overall form.

coCoKNIght: Nice luminous quality in this piece as well!

HuiTzu
09-20-2006, 03:55 PM
5/50
:)
053:
RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
St Sebastian
c. 1614
Oil on canvas, 200 x 120 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v661/huitzu/cgt09202s.jpg
arms have a little fat,or body too small

DiM
09-20-2006, 04:15 PM
http://dimm3d.mail333.com/baron_test/tors03.jpgHi all! Nice work everyone!

Next 2 speed paint.
http://dimm3d.mail333.com/baron_test/tor42_copy.jpg

craban
09-20-2006, 04:31 PM
This is what they call "guilding a turd", when the setup is not correct and you start rendering the piece. Too bad.

-craban

http://users.pandora.be/strange-enterprises/tmp/craban-CGTalk%20torso%20thread.jpg

DiM
09-20-2006, 05:32 PM
Next speed torsoabout 20 min
http://dimm3d.mail333.com/baron_test/007.jpg

mazalo
09-20-2006, 05:36 PM
Here is No. 7.... :)

I will post WIP on this one in my Sketchbook Thread later this evening...

cheers to all

maz .:)http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/mazalo/Torso_08.jpg

CyborgJA
09-20-2006, 10:46 PM
Hi there!
I've discovered this 3D thanks to JMBoekestein. I'm loving it and I've decided to subscribe it and post here my exercises

@mitze : your first post but...man...you have got a pro-hand !
@redsand1080 : great pen-style. it remembers me the old Leonardo's sketches
@MechaHateChimp : I love sanguine ! It's a great sketch
@robertoOrtiz : O_O great lighting. Your pic is my mum's favourite
@rebeccaK : 077 is clean but direct in volumes.
@cocoknight : amazing david !
@gilgamesh828 : great work !
@mazalo : where can I buy him ? :D

Here my first pic. All ignudi coming from Michelangelo. Made in something like 6 hs.
http://aureamediocritas.com/images/am/gallery/Torso01.jpg

See you tomorrow :)

gerttreg
09-20-2006, 11:24 PM
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k159/joptuah/figure%20drawing%20albums/Afbeelding010-1.jpg

hello there everyone ,
this is my second torso OOONNNLLY my second, to slow, but mor e will come , this one is done with old skool oil paint , on glued paper , liked it verry much ,
learned much of techniques from a book called how to paint like the old masters , by joseph sheppard , if your into classical oil painting , i advise too check it , learned verry much , from that book , but enough commercial

cybrg : nice work joo , alle of them

mazallo , how did you do the 7 ?? rocks

and for the rest good ork , too lazy to comment any more , verry tired , peace fellow artists , nice to know , you guys and girls are somewhere around
peace




chop

maritok
09-21-2006, 12:09 AM
001:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
A Man: Study for a figure in Battle of Cascina cartoon

@frejasphere: thanks for the comment. Glad you did the same drawing, yours has a nice soft feel to it. I'm not only learning from the masters, but you too :)

There is so much amazing work here that I somehow feel too overwhelmed -- and tired -- to comment on them individually.
Keep up the great work everybody!


http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/6782/001michelangelostudyforafigureinbattleofcascineuploadiv2.jpg

Rebeccak
09-21-2006, 03:12 AM
Nice to see everyone's entries! Thank you to everyone who has commented here. :)

good tips -- i really need to get back into my figure drawing for real.... maybe a draw-over if you get a free minute...!
gilgamesh828, no problem! Sorry for the delay - here is the paintover, hope it helps: :)

http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/gilgamesh828_01_small.gif

>>LINK to full size JPG<< (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/gilgamesh828_01.jpg)

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

Myku
09-21-2006, 03:25 AM
Well, things is goin' slow on my end. I'm trying though......

Lots of inspiring work on this thread. I really dig some of the stuff posted by cakeypigdog, CyborgJA, mazalo, and HuiTzu. Thanks for sharing your great sketches!

#109:

http://myku.org/pics/MC2.jpg

Rebeccak
09-21-2006, 03:36 AM
Overchord,

Even though you are 'painting' digitally, really try to work out the drawing first. The drawing is actually the hardest bit, not the painting.

Joel,

Really getting a nice flow with your piece. Start going for the drama! :)

Redsand1080,

Really nice drama to your pieces. I think you'd enjoy looking at / studying the work of German Expressionist artists like Kathe Kollwitz:

http://users.iafrica.com/s/sw/swartart/LoveOf_Images/FrauMitTotemKind.gif
http://users.iafrica.com/s/sw/swartart/LoveOf_Images/FrauMitTotemKind.gif

YMS,

Nice volume on this one!

Roberto,

I suggest focusing on the torso, and sketching the other elements. The purpose of the Workshop is to focus on the torso in depth. Try lightly sketching in the other features / full figure, but then going for a more finished rendering of the torso only.

HuiTzu,

Your comments are appreciated! :) Really lovely piece - keep up the good work!

pierceda,

I would make the same recommendation - work on the drawing, and think of this as less of a painting exercise than a drawing exercise. I would also recommend focusing mainly on the torso. :)

cakeypigdog,

I would make the same recommendation as for pierceda - nice use of exterior linework, I would focus that mainly on the torso. :)

DiM,

I might recommend making some of your brushstrokes 'drier' - the oily brushes are giving the figures a bit of a melting look - also, I would recommend focusing more on the torso vs. the overall figure. :)

craban,

That is a pretty nice 'turd'. ;) One thing I might suggest is merely lightly sketching the gestural action of the pose first, before rendering. Don't render for rendering's sake per se - but rather render according to the gestural action throughout the pose. It's a tall order - and part of what makes drawing so challenging. I look forward to seeing more of your work! :)

mazalo,

Really lovely piece!

CyborgJA,

Lovely collage. 021 is really quite striking.

gerttreg,

Nice sense of atmosphere to this one. Good to see this piece - keep at it!

maritok,

Lovely work. I look forward to more!

Mychael,

Lovely! Nice emphasis with the lights. Her right leg seems a bit flat, which I think is due to the hard edge. Try to let the lines breathe - particularly when areas of the body run off of the page, it's important to lend them a sense of roundness by creating a more flexible line.

Good stuff everyone! Keep posting!

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

Myku
09-21-2006, 04:55 AM
Mychael,
Lovely! Nice emphasis with the lights. Her right leg seems a bit flat, which I think is due to the hard edge. Try to let the lines breathe - particularly when areas of the body run off of the page, it's important to lend them a sense of roundness by creating a more flexible line.

The lines wanted to breathe, but I just kept strangling them!!!

Really though, I totally see what you mean. This is some great advice that I'll really try and work on in my next one. Thanks!

RobertoOrtiz
09-21-2006, 05:14 AM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/Image3a.jpg
Nude Viewed from Behind
1810s
Black chalk with white highlights on blue paper
Forsyth Wickes Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

DiM
09-21-2006, 06:47 AM
Rebecca! Thanks for advice. In following figure I necessarily shall take advantage of it.Next speed paint.
http://dimm3d.mail333.com/baron_test/tor006.jpg

Darktwin
09-21-2006, 08:24 AM
Mechahatechimp: Really like your the way you approach the form, and the way you render, very quality.

Rebecca: Just can't thank you enough for the time and energy your putting into teaching all of us who want to learn, keep it up, Love your studies, got a inspirational folder with your name on it. Kathe Kolwitz was an amazing artist. I took a class and got to learn about her. The day we covererd her in class was extremely inspring.

CyborgJA: beautiful torso studies, really like the choice of color and the range of value you produced. keep it up.

everyone is doing a great job, this thread is very inspirational

#3 and #4

MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Male Nude
1504-06
Black chalk with white highlights, 40,5 x 22,6 cm
Teylers Museum, Haarlem
http://onajii.com/d_sketches/torso3.jpg


MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Crouching Boy
1530-33
Marble, height: 54 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

http://onajii.com/d_sketches/torso4.jpg

Nazirull
09-21-2006, 08:29 AM
Pfff....so many talents....ok...im posting this one and duck under my bed.....im so shy.

Neptune - 085

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/4875/085fq7.gif


P/S: psst...Beckie......hey....i cant draw and scan....i ....uhmm...shy

mynti
09-21-2006, 09:52 AM
My first one, based on #109.

http://www.myntifresh.com/figurestudy3.jpg

Nazirull
09-21-2006, 09:52 AM
081........The Beheading of St.Paul............

Beckie...these count as two torso ya?:deal:


http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/9356/081ul2.gif

:beer:Holy mother of pearl!!! Its my millenial post!! Huraah!!:beer:

aggie93
09-21-2006, 12:50 PM
Here is my contribution to Torso #2.

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/5945/torso02007jz1.jpg

I am beginning to like this digital painting a bunch. One thing, it is a lot less messy and there is no cost for materials.

My comments are for the general populas. I think everyone is doing a great job with their torsi. Looks like we are getting a good combination of traditional and digital. So many and such little time.

Iridyse
09-21-2006, 01:26 PM
Here's another. Not very happy with it, but if I keep working on it I'll never finish 50 torsos :P (aahh 47 to go!!)

080:
VITTORIA, Alessandro
St Sebastia

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/5783/80tut4smallfj6.jpg

ytresu
09-21-2006, 02:05 PM
022:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Last Judgment
1537-41
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican
http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/3992/mic022le1.jpg

010:
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Crouching Boy
1530-33
Marble, height: 54 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/5934/mic0102ix9.jpg

mazalo
09-21-2006, 02:55 PM
@ytresu : checked out your site... love the aquarel landscapes ...they are just beautifull :)



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