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10 October 2007, 12:28 AM
goddamn you're good with that shading!:twisted: Excellent work!:bounce:

10 October 2007, 04:59 AM
Glenn, thanks for your continuing support. Hope your back feels better soon! :)

kris, thanks! Appreciate your stopping by.

razz, thanks buddy! :)

Mu, heh, thank you.

batte812, thanks!

Icey, thank you!

anandpg, heh, you guys guilt me into working more. :D

CyborgJA, thanks! :)

Shay, nice to see you back here! Thanks for dropping by!

Magda, haha, thanks!

Here is another drawing I'm working on, from photo ref. I sort of like the way it is now and may leave it this way, sort of unfinished. Just got an upright easel and it's making drawing a lot easier, vs. a tilting table.

10 October 2007, 08:26 AM
hi rebecca, nice work! Hope to see more!

10 October 2007, 08:50 AM
its a very interesting work if left here....thnx for encouraging us all wid your work

10 October 2007, 02:22 AM
raylistic and killermachine,

Thanks guys!

Here are some notes from today's class with G. Vilppu. Will post my drawings later.

10 October 2007, 04:36 AM here is a lucky person who has got chance to study under great notes r really cool.i wish writing was lil more clear as it looks like it cud be a good help:deal:

10 October 2007, 05:54 AM
Your linework makes me crazy :scream:

Really happy for you you're able to be taught by Vilppu himself. I have his gesture DVD and it's the best DVD I've ever bought (apart from Finding Nemo :p)

Your drawings look really beautiful but your (quick) handwriting sux (or else it are my reading capabilities that suck) :D

Please post some more :bounce:

10 October 2007, 11:43 AM
Your linework makes me crazy :scream:

Nothing to add. :scream:

10 October 2007, 09:42 PM
killermachine, haha, yeah, sorry for the poor writing... ;)

NR43, heh, thanks, I'm sure with some careful deciphering, you can read my crazy writing. :) Thanks for dropping by!

CyborgJA, thanks! :)

Will post more later. Here is one of my demo drawings from Monday's class at IVC:

10 October 2007, 10:53 PM
Here is another drawing I'm working on, from photo ref. I sort of like the way it is now and may leave it this way, sort of unfinished.
Me too, finished/unfinished sketches have a lot of visual oompf :o) I've always admired the way figurative artists can make your eye interpret the blanks - David Downton, for example.

10 October 2007, 11:32 PM
Another dump of images from my IVC and Vilppu class:

3 min gestures:

10 October 2007, 11:35 PM

10 October 2007, 11:37 PM
damn you're burning some good fuel heh?! Great stuff! Keep inspiring! :bounce: hehe somehow I had a feeling it ain't over and I'll squeeze myself inbetween the posts :scream:

10 October 2007, 11:37 PM
More gestures:

10 October 2007, 11:53 PM
Thanks Magda!

Oh and for kicks, here's a WIP dog:

11 November 2007, 05:15 AM

11 November 2007, 09:25 AM

i 2nd that :buttrock:

11 November 2007, 09:32 AM
Third on drooling. :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

I'm in love with this right's -Idonothavewords-... could I print it, please?? :cry:

Another dump of images from my IVC and Vilppu class:>

11 November 2007, 01:45 AM
Been a while since I visited here.
Wow. Just wow...
And you are in Vilppu's classes now?!? When did that happen? Honest;y Rebecca, shouldn't you have your own art school by now? ;)

Anyway, i dont know if you remember or recognise my forum name? I had a sketchbook thread running a whle back. I stopped it because I had to focus on environments, but i wantt o get back into it again. So... I kinda made a deal with myself... I decided im gonna do 1 hour drawing per day no matter what (excluding my environment paintings that I have to do anyway, and any 3D work)... Kinda a long shot... I did an hour and a half today tho to get started, so its got off well. I dont know whether Ill be able to keep it up, but im really gonna try, especially over christmas :)
I just wanted to let you know coz you always gave me so much help and encouragement, that I haven't given up. If I decide to post my hour a day of drawings I will post them here first, promise!

Lovely seeing your work Rebecca, it never ceases to amaze me.


11 November 2007, 07:31 PM
I missed a few... pages... during my bureaucratic phase, but you've filled the time well! Your gestural work has really opened up and the sense of form in both the rough and finished drawings is much more crisp then your pre-thesis work -- grats on the progress :) I love the extensive coverage you're putting up here. There are a insights into the classroom(s) to be had when you have enough to look at.

11 November 2007, 07:53 AM
Haha, thanks anand. :)

Ditto killermachine.

CyborgJA, please feel free. I think though you're far better off copying work from the masters.

Hey Nick, thanks for dropping by. :) Lots of good stuff in your CGP, looks like you've been keeping busy! Keep up the good work. :)

Hey kary, thanks for stopping by.

Here's a drawing from photo ref, trying to understand Vilppu's principles and combine them with my own style.

11 November 2007, 08:19 AM
Hey Rebecca,] (
These are some awesome updates. Your skill in depicting volumes is most enviable.
But your skeletal gestures are a source of invitation for me to really explore flow and rythym lines. From post #737 on.

11 November 2007, 12:39 PM
Hey Nick, thanks for dropping by. :) Lots of good stuff in your CGP, looks like you've been keeping busy! Keep up the good work. :)

Thanks, Im glad you like it, I only purchased the CG portfolio last week, so i still have lots to upload. But yes, I haven't been idle in my absence, just haven't been able to get as much figure drawing done as I would like recently.
Looking forward to more udates, these look awesome!


12 December 2007, 01:16 AM
Some recent stuff:

12 December 2007, 01:18 AM

12 December 2007, 01:22 AM
I'm really proud of my Irvine Valley College students - the last class will be next Wednesday, I've been really impressed with how far many of them have come in the last months. :)

Please note that the following is the work of my students:

12 December 2007, 01:22 AM
More work from my Irvine Valley College students:

12 December 2007, 01:44 AM
Hey Rebeccak! Impressive student work there!

I love your sketch of the woman - the one done with a red pencil! Great stuff as always :bounce:

12 December 2007, 03:06 AM
As per Magdalena that red pencil figure really stands out, it's a very vivid depiction. Great to see your students work! Must be a nice warm glow to get those kind of results first time out of the gate :)

12 December 2007, 07:49 AM
:drool:...! I envy your students!!.. The benifit of your teaching is so evident in their work!!:bounce:

12 December 2007, 08:42 AM
Heya Magda, thanks - of course I've been following the outstanding progress in the Movement thread - great stuff!!

kary, thanks. :) Yeah with the first semester drawing to a close, it's fun to see the rewards of getting up early and tackling the freeway for four months ;) - thanks for commenting!

Hey Anand, thanks so much! Your work recently is amazing, it's really cool to see how much stuff you've been working on so consistently. No one can keep up!

Here are a couple of tiny art poos. Just felt like painting a bit.

12 December 2007, 11:46 AM
Hi ..Rebecca..:)



12 December 2007, 11:54 AM
err... sorry folks... for some strange reason I can't open page 53... I am trying to post hoping the system will again let me see the latest posts... so.. don't look here!


EDIT: HA! It worked!

great update, Rebecca. This "felt like painting a bit" sometimes creates wonderfully untroubled imagery... like in this case..


01 January 2008, 08:10 AM
Thanks Glenn and Mu. :)

Here's a WIP update for OFDW - not happy yet but will come back to this a bit later:

(Thus far poor) copy of Gio Nakpil's great 3D render ( which he graciously donated to the Workshop.

01 January 2008, 09:34 AM
Some really strong Pencil work you have going here!

As for the OFDW, don't get yourself down. It is only the foundation of the piece, once you start refining everything it will all just pop into place.

01 January 2008, 06:22 AM
Great work becca
Great work for your students


01 January 2008, 01:18 PM
I think it's pointless telling you how much I love your works so...
I simply look at them.

01 January 2008, 02:21 PM
me too! [but darn what's with the haters and low ratings in those forums lately?] Love your copy of Gio's work :thumbsup:

01 January 2008, 03:48 PM
Here, made the rating the way it should be =]
Impressive work, Rebecca. When it comes to painting, you sure have a style of your own. I do enjoy seeing the way figures grow out of the blur.
Yeah, your students are lucky :thumbsup:

02 February 2008, 09:02 PM
Fl3wk, ;) I'm not down, and trust me, I understand how the process works :) - thanks for dropping by!

Gord, thank you!

CyborgJA, thanks very much madame.

Intervain, thank you! Appreciate the props. :)

razz, thanks buddy, how are you?

Haven't updated in a while so I figure I'm due:

Some landscape experiments, using photos for textures:

02 February 2008, 09:05 PM
Some OFDW progress, using textures (very obviously) for a traditional look -using Antropus as reference:

Using gio's work as reference:

02 February 2008, 03:56 AM
hmmm...renaisance in digital art ??? :D
they are unique for sure

02 February 2008, 10:07 AM
Heh, thanks Amrinder. :)

More experimentation, using texture photos I shot (landscape has been painted up in PS):

02 February 2008, 12:06 PM

that last one is actually more like a texture, overlayed with a landscape painting...:D

02 February 2008, 04:28 PM
OOOOH....!! :eek:

02 February 2008, 04:33 PM
Hey Rebecca, that last landscape would look fantastic as a Giclée! The texture of the photo has such a great tactile feel to it. :)

02 February 2008, 06:07 PM
can't we start using abbreviations like AWG for awesome-wonderful-great? i demand an AWG-button ^^

AWG (until the button is here)

the paysage is super with that shattered look...mmmmm

02 February 2008, 08:07 PM
This technique plays very nice with your smooth painting style and fits with your tendency to dark palettes well (where I'd pick 50% grey, you'll go 100% black ;)).

gio-4_small.jpg ( is the one that interested me the most. With the piece on a white background my eyes are fighting the contrast hard enough that it feels full / complete on it's own. When i look at it with a dark grey / black background I'm aching for a little bit of texture around the character. Very dark, very minor -- varying between 0 and 10% luminance and not continuous, just something to grab the eye when it falls off of the figure, and push it back in.

This could be my narrative tendencies springing to the fore, but I'd play with a tweak to the treatment of the face to separate it from the body. I do like the sweep of the dark from the shoulder over the mouth, but I'd like to know how it looks if you use another texture to control the strength of the first one masked to the face (the second texture varying the intensity of the first by a small amount say 10-20%)? There is a lot to be said for the variation and interest that the textures add, but taking it a step further to give a bow to the uniqueness of the bodies seat of expression would be nifty.

Despite the Mudbox SS of Gio's piece not having self shadowing for the nostrils it might be worth taking a look with a bit of darkness there. Especially with those very dark eyes the nostril situation is a little jarring :D.

Great to see you painting, and bringing some more techniques into the toolbox. You've been playing with texture for awhile, but this is bolder and more interesting stuff you've done with it -- very interested to see where it leads :).

02 February 2008, 11:34 AM
Ha, pretty true Mu. :)

Heh, thanks Anandpg. ;)

Thanks Joel - that sounds like a very cool idea. :)

brainwave, thanks for the enthusiasm. Good to see you here on the forum.

kary, thanks for the always insightful and interesting comments. Would never notice that about the nostrils but now it's totally obvious, hahaha.

Anyway here's another experiment for tonight:

02 February 2008, 12:15 PM
Hi Rebecca :)

Been a while since I said hello here - although I enjoy popping in and seeing your work :)
I really like the way your "Antropus-Tribal woman" is coming along, seeing the way you experiment with the textures and the sepia-like tones. Having looked at her face for so long myself, I love the way you've actually given her more of an asian face:thumbsup:

And... your GiO's female figure is just lovely! :)

Hope all is going well in your busy life - and thanks for putting up this OFDW :)

take care


02 February 2008, 02:48 AM
heyy you're getting slow, just a couple posts per day nowadays

what calmed down the hurricane, u found love or sumthin? :curious:

02 February 2008, 07:47 AM
Awesome!!.. you should make a tutorial on using textures on paintings!:bounce:.. that is, if you already haven't!

btw, love the new look!:D

02 February 2008, 06:45 PM
its always inspiring to see your work.
I love those OFDW pieces but i think you lost too many details and rhythm with the textures.

i prefer your traditional stuff to digital :)

02 February 2008, 03:55 AM
I have always loved incidentals in painting and photography (thus my love of Giacommetti and E. J. Bellocq) I couldn't help but think of them in looking at these recent works.

Good stuff (I would love to see them in person - real dimensions, space and time)


02 February 2008, 01:25 AM
Lovely scapes, very free and at the same time powerfull!
My favorites are the gesture drawings, inspiring indeed:).

Cheerio Chris

03 March 2008, 11:51 AM
Hello Rebecca!

What to say? People probably said it before me. Love line flow, shading, gesture, light and shadow,...! Your work is just superb! I sincerely admire to your work. :bowdown:


03 March 2008, 05:49 PM
Hi Rebecca just found out you have yourself a Anatomy thread. :) beautifull work, i haven't had the time to browse through all of it yet, but i will. i just love it what i have seen

03 March 2008, 03:32 AM
reb - the landscape paintings. You said are photos touched up? Not sure I am folowing. I really like the out of focused paintings. They are kinda ghostly!

03 March 2008, 07:23 AM
Frejasphere, thanks for dropping by. The OFDWs are always fun to do, it's a pleasure.

Squibbit, heh, yeah I'm getting old!

Anand, hey thanks buddy! I totally forgot about that, I'll throw something together if anything is interested. It's ridiculously easy though.

vedran, thanks for stopping by. Heh, I prefer traditional to digital as well.

Gord, thanks for your comments.

Chris, thanks!

vulf, thanks for dropping by, good to see you participating in the forum!

maozao, thanks for your comments, good to see your hard work here.

aggie, nope, I'm not touching up landscape photos, I'm using photo textures on top of paintings.

Haven't posted in a while, sorry for that. Here's some more or less recent stuff I've been working on, a lot of experimentation, etc:

Process gif:

03 March 2008, 07:36 AM
you are very good with those textures experiments, they are quite lovely.

i hope i can do some charcoals like you can one day, gotta work hard for it though.

03 March 2008, 01:11 PM
Well......., :drool:

03 March 2008, 06:53 AM
maozao and anand, thanks. :)

Some more experimentation for tonight from photo reference (

03 March 2008, 12:10 PM
wow... it's been like forever since my last visit.
Love your student works!
And your textures are outstanding! Great ideea. I'll try something myself. The combination of textures and landscapes is a killer. Very frameable resoults!

Glad i cought up!
Great new works!

03 March 2008, 07:28 AM
Thanks Icey! :)

Some leg (from photo reference), and a different texture take on an earlier image:

03 March 2008, 11:33 PM (

Haven't done much traditional painting in a while, so I was happy to do a 3 hour pose at Bob Kato's Workshop in Glendale. The grayscale version looks better than the color. :] Oil.

I quickly Liepke’d this puppy up digitally since I wasn’t thrilled with the original colors.

03 March 2008, 03:53 AM
Anatomy study from reference:

03 March 2008, 05:16 AM
Hi Rebecca !!

Like the oil works, I m agree with "The grayscale version looks better than the color", think that color one needs more color blending, as I think so.

nice anatomy study as well !

03 March 2008, 05:51 AM
Hey Rebecca!! Great to see oil painting from you!! more! more!:bounce:

03 March 2008, 05:52 AM
Deepam and Anand, thanks. :)

A WIP Anatomy study, for fun:

Digitally liberties with the previous post:

03 March 2008, 01:55 PM
beautiful leg anatomy

03 March 2008, 02:14 PM
Beautiful anatomy studies, I love how you use charcoal.

I really like the painting too!

03 March 2008, 03:47 PM
Hi Rebecca,

I actually like the colored version of your oil portrait better :)

Reason is because it raises questions like:
why is her nose so red? is she ill perhaps, or has she been drinking a lot?
she looks a bit sad or unhappy...maybe her nose has something to do with it? or maybe she's just tired or concentrated...

The grayscale didn't evoke these questions...

About your digital figure experiments, the textures make them look interesting, but a lot of detail of the figure you had achieved with the charcoal drawings, isn't there anymore. I'm curious about your thoughts and ideas while experimenting?


03 March 2008, 04:14 PM
WOW .:bounce: ..Rebecca...:)

Your really onto something nice with these last ones...POWERFUL STUFF...:applause: :thumbsup:

I really like the MOOD/FEELING/EMOTION, energy, brush work. and especially the colors in that oil painting portrait....BEAUTIFUL...:)


03 March 2008, 11:24 PM
HEY ...Rebecca ...:)

I was browsing in the library the other day, and came upon an artist that I have never seen the works of before...I think you might really enjoy her works...GREAT figure painter and DRAWING DRAFSMANSHIP..:)
Check her out, if you get the chance to..:)
The book I got out of the library about her, and is full of great paintings and drawings by her is called...



03 March 2008, 04:31 AM
sweet texured work.

03 March 2008, 08:33 AM
nightwoodwolf, thanks!

ceruleanvii, thank you.

NR43, thanks, yep, I agree about the color version, I definitely would like to get more traditional oil painting time in. :) Regarding my thoughts, mainly experimental, so no conscious concept really, just response to color.

Glenn, thanks, and thanks for the artist name! :)

Gord, thanks!

Some recent large scale drawings - the full step by step shots are on my blog. (

Initial step for above drawing:


Initial step for above drawing (still WIP):

03 March 2008, 05:26 PM
Is that line in the upper left shoulder a little aggressive? Seems like it's a little wider, and tonally rich, then you'd expect in the area. The light is coming from 11 o'clock, and nearly overhead right?

And... thats about all I have for crits :) Nice studies, seems to be some real pleasure in the creation, nice gesture (that left hand, that is just lightly sketched, has a beautiful sweep), and it looks great on the easel -- helps a lot to get the size context in there.

03 March 2008, 03:04 AM
Thanks kary, still working on this. :) Update:

03 March 2008, 01:38 PM
Looks teriffic!
Love the elbow structure. You know elbows, knees and ankles are my favorite bits:) . Really difficult to pull off a straight on view, works very nicely here. I gotta order that referance book, it has a good rap atm.

Cheerio Chris

03 March 2008, 02:53 PM
Looking really good, beautiful details.
May I ask what is the media you are using?

Great proportions and muscle details, you are doing a great job. :)

03 March 2008, 10:11 AM
Hi Rebecca,

What can I say....the entire Anatomy thread is amazing. Great proportions and the last study referenced from 'Visualizing Muscles' is amazing. Love the shade work and the entire thread. Great work!!!

03 March 2008, 04:51 PM

04 April 2008, 09:46 AM
Kanga, thanks! Sorry for the long delay in reply.

MiguelS, thank you. I'm using Creatacolor sticks which are a bit like conte crayon, but I purchased a separate holder. The sticks come individually, like this:

Venuscia, thanks! Appreciate your comments.

Anand, heh, thanks.

Well folks, primarily these days I'm updating my teaching blog, Mirrorbooks (

It's just a bit too much work to double post everything here, particularly as a lot of what I'm posting is my students' work. I'm like a mom where my focus is my kids now. ;) So if you are interested in seeing what my students and I are up to, please feel free to subscribe to my teaching blog. Thanks for your interest. :)

04 April 2008, 07:33 PM
Your students do great work - they must have a really good teacher! :) I saw in the CG Workshops that some years ago you taught a figurative/anatomy workshop - any chance that you'll be doing that one again?

04 April 2008, 01:37 AM
Recently I have been worrying about how much time I waste posting on cgtalk. Then I looked at your post count Rebecca,... you are beyond salvation:).


04 April 2008, 10:37 AM
hehe! Great huge drawing! Saved it in the rebecca folder :)

04 April 2008, 08:01 AM
Hi Rebecca,
thanks for the comment and I have a question [maybe silly but I'm interested in], how much time your art students have to work in home? You know I'm asking about practicing an anatomy and other things on their own, or maybe how much time you are suggesting them.
I know that if you are learning more it's better, but I'm asking 'cause maybe I have to do a lot more practicing daily. :)
I was going 4 months to art atelier in my city and there was a live-model sessions, but when I was learning there, didn't know much about real observation... I was just drawing without analysing... Now my parents don't have money and it is unable to go again, it's frustrating me because I know, that now, I have this skill...

I hope after high school when I go out from Poland, I will realise my dreaming about being professional artist... :)

04 April 2008, 11:57 AM
Hey Rebecca! I looove that last drawing of the back, the shading works so well, its very beautiful. Love the texture on the last hand study too. Nice work :) Lftm! ;)

04 April 2008, 10:52 AM
fantastic drawing that last one! I also enjoy looking through your hand studies for the workshop that you've posted on the blog! :cool:

04 April 2008, 02:53 AM
Wow very nice work!
your blog is very cool work! I have discover a new continent :applause:

04 April 2008, 07:20 AM
I really like your sketches, better than digital works- must i say... but you got that "something" in your drawings like da Vinci- it's awesome.. + the way you show your works ( i mean the main sketch in the front and enlarge in the background )... I wish to learn in LA someday ;) i will visiting this thread. Cheers!

05 May 2008, 09:24 AM
Hi folks, long time no update. Thanks for all the comments. :) My computer was down for a bit but now is thankfully back. It's been a busy semester but I was really pleased with how the students in my Irvine Valley College class have done. I've posted up a bunch of their work, along with some demos and some examples from other places where I teach, such as ARTLAB / ANDLAB, on my teaching blog:

Check it out, these guys and gals have been doing some impressive work. I'm relieved the semester is over and I can get some R&R...

06 June 2008, 08:58 AM

This is a completed Burne Hogarth head analysis / copy demo done for my students at ANDLAB / ARTLAB. A pencil sketch was done first before rendering in charcoal. The entire drawing was completed over several sessions as a demo. The full progression of this drawing can be seen in this post (

06 June 2008, 10:40 AM
Beautifull piece!
That sure is a Hogarth nose:D .

Cheerio Chris

06 June 2008, 10:49 AM
yeah, i just borrowed the book from the library for a week,
and i of course recognize that nose! :)

nice work, and cool to see the step by step progress

06 June 2008, 12:37 PM
Nice work with the Hogarth head, (yes it's unmistakably Hogarth :) ) - thanks for showing the progression.

I saw your interview in this month's ImagineFX - congratulations! Great publicity for the OFDWs too, I personally have gotten a lot out of them.

06 June 2008, 04:51 PM
Kanga, thanks, haha, indeed. :D

BapKe, thank you, I hope the progression is useful. :)

ceruleanvii, thanks! It's been great to have you in the OFDWs, your work is beautiful. I didn't know the interview had come out, so thanks for the heads up! :)

06 June 2008, 07:47 PM
:eek:!! I can't get over how you handle charcoal!! Masterly, is the least I can say!:buttrock:

06 June 2008, 08:41 PM
:cool:Hey Rebecca!

That's a really great study- one thing- the ear is a little bit too bright for all of that drawing, but the whole rest is just awesome.

Waiting for more stuff from you. Cheers!


06 June 2008, 07:29 AM
Nice drawing.
Since this is a demo for your class I assume you drew this in the company of your students?
Personally, I think it would be very interesting to see my own art teachers draw, but when I ask, they say they don't want to interfere in our "process of discovering techniques and possibilities"

How would you react if you got this as an answer from your art teacher? I mean, I think seeing my art teachers draw could speed up this "discovering" for myself. (I have always been someone who is able to adapt to and copy a certain technique when I saw someone else executing the technique in front of me.). I don't think it would influence my drawings in a very drastic way, certainly not in a negative way...

Eager to hear your point of view.

06 June 2008, 07:38 AM
Hey Anand, thanks. ;) Appreciate your enthusiasm, haha. :D

Hey Daniel, thanks for your feedback. I looked at the original drawing and the ear is a bit light, but the contrast is likely a little amped in the picture (which helps it, probably, heh). Thanks for dropping by. :)

Hey Johan, I've only recently felt comfortable doing an *entire* drawing, from start to finish, in front of my students. (You can see the setup here ( The drawing above was done fully in front of students who were also working from the same or similar reference, though they were working on smaller paper (I basically drew this with my back to them and with them working on their own drawings simultaneously). It was a test for me to see if I could do a drawing completely in the class and not work on it at home. (The OFDW hand ( is a demo I began at home in graphite, but worked on in front of my students in charcoal). This is something that I'm trying to force myself to do more, since for me it was such a valuable part of my learning process back at Art Center. However not all of my teachers did complete demos, and verbal feedback and the occasional paintover was the norm for the majority of my college teachers - this sort of correction I'm really comfortable doing. I would say that Hogarth was the best at demo'ing live and in full, but there were a few other drawing teachers who demo'd well also. Demo'ing is the thing I most want to master, as for me it is the hardest thing to do. I don't feel comfortable yet doing an entire drawing for all of my classes, it just depends on the format - but for all of my classes I do some form of demo'ing.

Having said that I think demo'ing is important, I think that there is also a lot to be said for independent discovery and trying not to influence students too much. I had a great drawing teacher who rarely showed his own work, even though it was excellent - which was a pity. The key thing if you want a teacher to demo is to ask politely. From my own experience I know that it is far easier to do drawing corrections on the side or overtop of a student's work. For the student this is often better because then the communication is direct. A good teacher should do group demos as well as individual ones, but balance that out with not being overbearing and doing the students' work for them (which is a fine line). I strongly feel that beginners especially just need mileage, and thus I have a hands off approach unless I see that a person is really struggling. There's a time and a place for group demos, and alternately for independent discovery. Hope that helps. :)

06 June 2008, 01:15 PM
Yep it sure does :)

I kinda regret that my current teacher never did a demo in our class (he would show us some quick sketches he had made while we were drawing though, those were very helpful for me).

Anyway, I am switching to another teacher as from september... actually I've done a couple of life sessions already under his supervision and I think he is quite positive about where I am at after only a good 2.5 years of drawing. (at least I didn't see him pulling out his hair or slapping his forehead lol)

The class I will attend as from september will be all life drawing sessions among the more experienced students (3rd year students and up). I will carefully observe and perhaps a suited moment will arrive to ask him to do a demo once we got to know and hopefully appreciate eachother...

Thanks for being open about this, well appreciated!

06 June 2008, 09:03 PM
Hey Johan, you're welcome, and good luck with your new class. :)

06 June 2008, 12:55 AM
...but there were a few other drawing teachers who demo'd well also. Demo'ing is the thing I most want to master, as for me it is the hardest thing to do. I don't feel comfortable yet doing an entire drawing for all of my classes...

From the student perspective I would have really appreciated teachers doing full demos. Mine talked through the theory and then spent their drawing time on drawovers in class. Those are great, but it would have really helped me to see something taken from gesture, simple shapes, then (a portion) through to detail. Their method worked for most people (and many of them probably went in with stronger fundamentals than mine), but it could have been better for me. Since the style worked well enough I don't think there was a lot of reason for them to improve, so it's good to see you thinking about how you teach. I'm sure you remember all to well, but it's easy to appreciate those teachers that put effort into becoming better teachers :).

06 June 2008, 02:41 PM
Hi Rebeccak,

I agree with kary.
I, personally, learn a lot just by watching a teacher draw or paint in class. Just by seeing them simplify a difficult object, turn mistakes into perfection, or any other thing, can give me a self confident when I do my work.

And BTW great works as always. :)

06 June 2008, 03:07 PM
hi Rebeccak,
I just dropped in to say wow :)
amazing thread, and great work, full of life!
really nice! a.

06 June 2008, 04:49 AM
Well well well looks like your art has improved over the last time i have seen it! keep it up.

06 June 2008, 12:51 PM
hi rebbeca,

i didnt't even realise you had a thread here. you have got some amazing work and an unmistakeable style. your lines are so confident, and your work is something i personally aspire to.

keep bringing the inspiration.

06 June 2008, 06:57 PM
Hey kary, thanks! Nice to see you here.

sycen, thanks! Definitely appreciate your comments. :)

alenah, thanks a lot! Nice to have you aboard.

pushav, he returns! ;)

markey2d, thank you! It's nice to have you here, and thanks for your feedback!

Well, I'm not going to become Anand or Magda anytime soon, but I finally decided to bite the bullet and to take a ZBrush class at Gnomon, with Scott Spencer. This poor sculpt is based on Scott's base mesh which he provided for the class. Pixologic was nice enough to hook me up with a copy of ZBrush so I can practice my lumpen heads at home. :D

It's embarassing for me to post these, but in the interest of improvement, you'll get to see my worst. Hopefully there will be progress. :)

Using Magda's awesome antique bronze shader from the matcap repository thread - the shader is nice on this first lumpen head :):

06 June 2008, 08:38 PM

So FINALLYY... we get to give you some critiques!! :D :twisted: ... well.. technical, atleast! :D

Great start, Rebecca!!:thumbsup: I am sure we will see lots of awesome sculpting from you!:bounce:

06 June 2008, 08:46 PM
Hahahaha...bring it on! :) Be honest, I can take it. ;) Hehehe...looking forward to the brutality...:cry:

#2 (basemesh by Scott Spencer, matcap by Intervain):

06 June 2008, 04:46 AM
Hi hi,... lookin good, is this your first try?
Look forward to seeing this shoot sprout :applause:

Cheerio Chris

06 June 2008, 05:01 AM
Hey Kanga, thanks for stopping by. These are indeed my first humble attempts ^^ - hopefully there will be progress in the next 10 weeks.

06 June 2008, 07:08 AM
I suggest holding off on the detail until you get the major proportions worked out. It's looking good. can't wait to see more work.

06 June 2008, 03:23 PM
Did you get the ear thing solved? Never happened to me except if indeed I had a mask accidently applied or that part of the mesh was hidden.

In your jouney through sculpting it would be nice to hear how you are finding it compared to drawing.

Cheerio Chris

06 June 2008, 03:49 PM
muttonman222, thanks for the tip! Yeah I think that's the hardest part about ZBrush - wanting to get to the details quickly. I'm just as bad as my drawing students, whom I hound to see the big picture. :D We're all the same I guess, haha. ^^

Kanga, thanks, I did! This ( ended up being the solution - but the real problem (which a friend discovered from bringing the base mesh into Maya) was that the base mesh was asymmetrical. So I have a new improved basemesh now so I'm back to creating symmetrical lumps. :)


Edit - couple more ZBrush lumps:

Just trying to bang these out quickly.

06 June 2008, 01:55 AM
well well :) I've been hearing about you doing Zbrush but somehow missed the post earlier :curious:! Good start for sure! You certainly have got the basics to get good at this :) I do like the woman with the hair up, would be nice to see you push that one further!:wip:

06 June 2008, 03:05 AM
Thanks Magda. ;)

More lumpen heads! :) A bit more work on what several people said was the best, most generalized sculpt I'd done thus far. Eyes are definitely the next area to tackle, so far they're pretty mystifying in terms of sculpting them out from their sockets:

Just a fragment from a PolySphere for practice. Jedi mastership of ZBrush will not be quickly forthcoming...

Polysphere sketch:

06 June 2008, 05:02 AM
WOW!! You've been busy, have'nt you! I am loving it!:bounce:

07 July 2008, 09:23 AM
HEY ...Rebecca..:wavey: :)


07 July 2008, 06:07 PM
Hey Rebecca, it’s good to see you’ve jumped head first into the fascinating waters of ZB!
How are you liking it so far? Do you feel, as I do, that working in ZB is more like an extension of your 2d skills than sculpting, or does it feel more like sculpting with clay to some degree? I hope you’re enjoying this new venture.

07 July 2008, 06:05 AM
Hey Anand, thanks for the inspiration and encouragement. :)

Glenn, thanks. ;) So far, so fun - too much to learn, life is too short, and I am too lazy. :D

Bill, thanks for dropping by! Hehe, I've seen you make that point in other posts regarding the relationship between 2d digital painting and Zbrushing - I like that you bring that point up because I've probably been a closeted wannabe modeler for a long time, but didn't have the balls to try Zbrush in earnest til recently. ;) Part of what I was doing with the digital painting was trying to build up a comfort level with the wacom and also an ability to 'sculpt' 2-dimensionally. I knew that those 'skills' would translate pretty directly into digital sculpting since I'd dabbled minorly with mudbox on a cintiq. You could say I've been screwing up my courage for a long time. ;) I doubt I'll become the Anandpg of modeling anytime too soon, but thus far it's just been fun. :)

I really can't get enough of Intervain's shader - too soon I know to apply it, but what the hey. :)

Some more of my noob attempts (sorry for the large post) - please critique away, I can already see that I goofed on the zygomatic on the first head...

07 July 2008, 01:06 PM
Hey lookin good!
The principle difference between drawing and 3d is that when you are drawing you have to dradt in a way that people can see around corners and imagine what is not shown to give an idea of volume. In 3d most often this is achieved by physically ensuring that the model is solid from every viewpoint. But that is ok because in 3d we can rotate :D. The obvious is that everything you do will effect something else someplace else.

Just a technical thing. If you start with something like zspheres the sculpt will only go so far. What you mostly get is a sculpt that is blurred. To bring the model into focus (what Magda calls it) you will more often than not be forced to retopolize the model. Looking at the zbrush masters most of them start out from a light mesh that has edgeloops running the right way which despite popular belief,... helps no end.

Keep it up and keep having fun:applause:
Cheerio Chris

07 July 2008, 01:28 PM
Hey Kanga, thanks for the comment. :) I definitely notice what you mention about zspheres, the only way I've gotten anywhere beyond basic mush is by using the base mesh that was provided in the class. I can't imagine that anyone would think that the edgeloops wouldn't help, but at some point I'll have to bite the bullet and figure out how to properly model organically in a 3d package so I'm not reliant on others' basemeshes. For the time being, though, my brain can only wrap itself around so much. :)

Edit: skull from polysphere:

07 July 2008, 10:34 AM
yeah a good mesh is invaluable but you can get a clean sculpt from a box - look at Alex Oliver's box excercises for instance... obviously you can only go so far with 1 tool...

Good progress though Rebeccak! It's not easy at the beginning [I totally remember wanting to throw my computer out of the window for the first couple of days when learnign zbrush ;)]
I'd say try pushing one of your heads you've posted in the previous post a bit further - hide everyhting but the eyes and concentrate on developing them well and then progress to other parts... maybe that will help :) Or the kind of exercises that Joel did with his studio walls :)

oh and glad the shader's to your liking :) [nice to see it in use!]

07 July 2008, 10:55 AM

Nice work so far...:thumbsup: Maybe on the sphere that your creating from and starting from scratch with, might want to get all of the angular facial planes well established while it is in the least sub devided state..well in advance, before you start sub deviding...Same as you would in 2D using the blockin method and contours that show all of the angles that run over and across the forms....Then when you do start sub deviding, everything is in it's proper place and proportion, and there is no need to make ajustments...I think you are probably already going that route, but thought it worth mentioning anyway, now that you are starting to create from scratch..
You might also want to get the Meats Meier DVD...INTRODUCTION TO Z BRUSH 3....Great tool to have in your toolbox...
Anyway, it's a real pleasure seeing your struggle in this new adventure that you've entered into...LOL..:twisted: :banghead: :cry: :bounce: :)

07 July 2008, 01:44 PM
Hey Intervain, thanks for the tips. :) We're supposed to be banging out 20 'bad heads' in the class and so far I think I've been accomplishing my mission! :beer: The interface was my biggest hurdle, hopefully from here on out it's just mileage. That's a good tip about taking some of the previous sculpts a bit further - I've found roughing things in quickly to be the most useful, I suppose the equivalent of doing a quick sketch. Onward! :)

07 July 2008, 06:49 AM
Hey Rebecca! Great going!!:buttrock: Give us more!!:bounce:

Here is a little tip from me(ignore it if you already know):
1) Take the standard brush,
2) Set the "brush mod" to around 60 to 70,
3) switch on "accurate curve",
4) edit the "edit curve" thingy to form a steep curve(will post a picture when I get home)
5) use it with zsub (or zadd with Alt)
This will give you a nice, strong "point chisel"(in stone carving terms:D) which you can use for a wide range of things from deep grooves to fine wrinkles.

07 July 2008, 06:57 AM
Hey Anand, thanks for this awesome tip. :) Any thoughts are appreciated to help propel the noobmobile. :)

07 July 2008, 11:27 AM
The interface was my biggest hurdle,
The gnomon intro to ZB3 by Meats Myer is a very good referance. Meats speaks in a calming voice as he guids you through the mysteries of the ZC3 interface. The dvd is a resource you can use time and again while you are getting used to the programs amazing features.

Keep it up Rebbecca, lookin good:)
Cheerio Chris

07 July 2008, 11:44 AM
I think we can expect great things from you after you learned zbrush because you already know your anatomy very good. And i don't think you really need to learn a 3d package , you can just started a model from a zsphere and when the model is done you can use retopo on it. Are we gonna see some drawings soon ? because i luv your drawing style. keep it up!

07 July 2008, 06:32 PM
good to see some zbrush stuff from you Rebecca ! :)

pretty much agree with Intervain about learning this great software . . . I hv a really bad experience too in starting :buttrock:

Don't know that you are using reference on zbrush canvas or not . . . . if not, I will recommend to do that. Also use move tool (in older version it's tweak tool) to get that basic shape first before going for detailing. If you don't use base mesh from other 3d packages, try using zsphere, I think that may help.

As Kanga said about the intro dvd is a good idea to adopt, the interface of zbrush looks tuff to learn till you don't know that.

keep practicing . . . :thumbsup:

07 July 2008, 07:36 PM
Good for you, Rebecca, Zbrush seems like a great piece of software to know! Wish I had more time/was better self-motivated to learn it :)

Looking forward to more!

07 July 2008, 06:48 AM
Hey Kanga, thanks! Yeah I need to get that DVD. :)

Sky_Eagle, thanks! For the time being I haven't produced a lot of drawings, too busy teaching others how to draw - something of a conundrum, eh? I need to fix that. :)

Deepam, thanks for the encouragement. :) It's fun, for me it's just a hobby, which so far has been very enjoyable. Just learned a bit about alphas tonight, which are very, very cool.

ceruleanvii, I'm sure you could do it easily with the time and practice. Definitely something worth trying out if you get the chance. :)

Well I wrote an article a little while back for ImagineFX magazine. I've scanned it here. I asked them to contact some members of the forum for permission to display their work, so it's good to see that they got showcased. :) Check out the full scan here:

07 July 2008, 07:48 AM
Yep, awesome article and awesome artists in it :)
I think most of the Artistic Anatomy Forum regulars will totally agree with your conclusions!

I hope there will be plenty more workshops in the future because they are one of the greatest online experiences I've had.


07 July 2008, 11:51 AM
AWESOME!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Its something to celebrate for all of us! :beer:

07 July 2008, 01:39 PM
Congrats on getting published!

(who said that, thought it was Oscar Wild, but google is no friend on this one :D )

Well done

07 July 2008, 01:43 PM
Hey Johan, Anand, and Kanga,

Thanks guys! :) Definitely, even though the article only highlights the work of a few artists individually, the OFDWs are certainly a group effort, involving the whole forum - so I think it's pretty neat for all of us that IFX was interested in showcasing that. :)

07 July 2008, 02:35 PM
good stuff! I'm glad Carly's work is so highlighted - it's amazing!:arteest:

07 July 2008, 09:58 PM
Great article Rebecca, and great work everyone who participated in the OFDWs. :thumbsup: I am hoping to participate when there is a new one for 2D people. It is hard to motivate myself to work on old workshops on my own.

07 July 2008, 04:33 PM
Glad you got a hold of the article, congrats again!

07 July 2008, 05:55 AM
Magda, thanks. ;)

Heozart, thanks :) - hopefully there will be a new one down the line, but right now am pretty tied up with stuff. We'll see how it goes. :)

ceruleanvii, thanks! Yeah I think the issue just came out here later for some reason. You may have a subscription which is why you may have received the issue earlier. Thanks for the heads up! :)

Some newbie attempts at polypainting, which was just introduced tonight in class. Model by Scott Spencer, the teacher of my Intro to ZBrush Class at Gnomon. . Newbie painting by moi. :) to be completely clear, the above model is by Scott Spencer, I just did some experiments with painting on his model.

07 July 2008, 07:32 AM!:eek: awesome start, Rebecca!:bounce:

07 July 2008, 11:18 AM
Aha ! Nice alien dermatology,... lookin keen:thumbsup:

07 July 2008, 12:53 PM
having fun I see :) I like Scott's airbrushing technique though I must confess I lack the patience hehe :thumbsup:

07 July 2008, 03:57 PM
Very nice start on polypainting. I haven't had a chance to try out that method yet.

09 September 2008, 09:39 AM
Hey there...

hope you had a nice summer!
It's awefully quiet here though ;)

How's the sculpting going?
(just putting your sb on the front page in the list, where it belongs... )

09 September 2008, 05:55 PM
Hey Rebecca


I like how you have tried to create some sort of blood system on them.
Like the veins and the pigmiented skin.

Also the fact that they quiet diffrent form each other, you didn't carry anything over.
hmmmm....... could sit all night and analize them.

Like it alot!


10 October 2008, 07:47 AM
Hi Rebecca! How are you doing? I was just now drooling at the recent posts in your teaching blog- especially the one dated Sept. 30th.:drool: Any updates on the ZSculpting?

12 December 2008, 08:33 AM
Hi folks,

Sorry to have been so awol! :) I've posted a new thread here which I would be happy if you took a look at. Let me know what you think! :)

Wrapping Up A Year of Teaching & Art (



01 January 2009, 03:08 PM
hey rebecca!

i see you're playing with z-brush a little bit :) really nice in deed ;) i like last monster

i wish u a creative new year 2009!

cheers :)

01 January 2009, 03:46 AM
Some recent experiments, traditional oil studies tweaked in PS with photo textures applied - the photos were ones that I took recently.

selphoo, thanks and Happy New Year to you too. :)


01 January 2009, 12:29 PM
Hi Rebecca,
beautiful recent experiments!
(reminds me, very slightly, of amazing work of Dave McKean, which I love)
and - a little bit late - wish you all the best for 2009!

p.s. - and - want to thank you for including my work into your new Forum Blog, thanks, Rebecca!

01 January 2009, 12:45 PM
Thanks Alenah, you're welcome and I'm glad you found the blog. :) Happy New Year as well.

Another experiment, using an older sketch:


01 January 2009, 04:42 PM
some very nice, one would say, almost creepy, works there, Rebecca, is that your dark side coming out? :twisted:
excellent artworks.....


01 January 2009, 05:06 PM
hi there,

texture overlays start to look Kimmel-esque to me in general...:D

Question: how do you scan your oil studies? Doesn't it take a very long time for them to dry enough so they don't leave colour spots on the scanner?

01 January 2009, 05:34 PM
Hey Rebecca!! Great to see your posts again!:bounce: Beautiful images, needless to say! Do you have the original oils posted anywhere?
Have an awesome and creative year ahead!!:scream: ... and thanks for the new blog .. really cool! :thumbsup:

01 January 2009, 06:59 PM
Lol now you got me creating a blog too... just to be able to follow yours :p
Excellent idea btw to have a spotlight blog for the Anatomy Forum.
I feel very small among these talented artists so thanks for that!
It works very stimulating I must say :D

I really like the bright orange-red portrait... looks very serene even though the colors are quite vibrant. The boxer on your portfolio is also one of my favs.

Take care

01 January 2009, 04:32 AM
krispee, thanks! Wha?? Dark? But all I see is flowers and bunnies. :shrug: ;)

Mu, haha...scanning was easy since these were painted on canvas paper approx 8.5 x 11", and I just let them dry over the break. They likely dried in a couple of days, it just depends on how thick the paint is.

anandpg, thanks! Always good to see you around. :) Happy New Year to you as well. If the traditional paintings had been worth posting, I would have posted them haha. :D

NR43, thanks - great to see your kids' blog, very cute! :) Glad you like the blog.

Went landscape painting with friends today and did a hideously ugly painting in gouache which I painted up in Photoshop. (I seriously hate the term "plein aire" as it's way too pretentious for what amounts to either freezing your arse off or burning up outside while whacking a hapless canvas. It's just painting outside - landscape painting). ;)

01 January 2009, 06:40 AM
..hate the term "plein aire" as it's way too pretentious for what amounts to either freezing your arse off or burning up outside while whacking a hapless canvas. It's just painting outside

Hehehe!! :scream: true, true! But it's kinda fun, isn't it? I wanted to go out painting this weekend, but my friends are out of town. Nice landscape, Rebecca!:thumbsup: .. love your technique!

01 January 2009, 08:26 AM
Thanks Anand. I'd love to see your landscape studies when you do go. :)

Surprisingly, I'm actually really coming to like gouache. Here's a quickie study, partly from imagination, partly loosely based off of a figure drawing I did earlier:

01 January 2009, 10:08 AM
I do SEE a bunny just behind that dark foreboding background! And it's chewing ona flower! JK. :)
Hey Rebecca, That's one heck of a ZB bust. The texture experiments are cool. I love textures. Have to sit down and learn that aspect of 3D well once and for all. Your posts and replies as you work and learn ZB are going to be invaluable to me, the far away......I crack open that software.

Paintings: Once again love textures, so great interest in the direction you're taking, here. The gouache painting has some lovely color harmonies. The darks are rich. Really like it. I've always liked watercolors, but never explored gouache, which seems like it can be a sensitive medium for fine studies, even master copies. I so look forward to the time, I can set up and explore for hours. I've seen Steve Huston's gouche SB and they are INcreDiBle!
How does vous approach it? For example, the process in this painting?

01 January 2009, 01:02 PM
the interesting thing is that there's not really a term for plein air in german. I have heard of the same phrase, but actually most people wouldn't actually bother to put people who paint outside in a separate drawer, apart from other painting activities.

Mais, it sounds so much artyfartier, doesn't it ma chère?


I love that abstract landscape with the vibrant colours! It's interesting that the parts where I see the most distinct forms are all back in the distance. I can't decide if it looks like tree trunks deliberately put there or if it turned out the right way while the colour was pulled down by gravity. That's another thing - doesn't the running colour get on your nerves, somehow? I always hated that aspect about watercolour - that's why I always had the paper fixed totally even.

Looking forward to more traditional and mixed up stuff. Looking really juicy! Yummy.

01 January 2009, 01:29 PM
I always like seeing your experimental work. I image them as stills of dreams.

Yeah, Plein Air, a sweet name for eco-challenge painting, at times. :D At times I’d call it ‘painting with mosquitoes’–mosquitoes–meaning any open-air annoyance. :argh:

Nice gouache study. Gouache is a great illustration medium. I used it extensively for its range going from watercolor wash to heavy opaque applications.

The question was asked about oil drying. I used Cobalt Dryer in my oil work. It would dry a light painting for a second session in a few hours. I’ve had palettes dry to a gluey mess in an hour. I kind of over used the dryer a bit :D to get illustration work out the door quickly. Over use of Cobalt dryer will damage a painting. **It’s also highly toxic**, as are some of the paints, such as some of the cadmium and cobalt paints–to a lesser degree.

01 January 2009, 03:08 PM
Hey, there's nothing not to like about goauche. Hard to master though. But it's fun all the time. I like it what you did with the landscape. Feels abstract and leaves a lot of place for the viewer to interpret. I would love to see more gouache stuff from you, Rebecca!

01 January 2009, 07:00 PM

I like what you did with the last figure in gouche. It is soft but still has the gestural rhythm. A couple of the experimental works are nice as well. I like the warm burnt sienna toned female face the most.

I agree with razz. Gouche is a great media, but it does take some to master or even come acclimated with it. It reminds me of acrylic but with the blending and rework of watercolour. It is a really nice medium to play with. I hope to see more of your work. :)

Once I get more acclimated with the Scottsdale area. I am also hoping to go sketch and paint some of the surrounding landscapes and architecture. The colours here are amazing.

As always take care, be safe, and farewell


01 January 2009, 10:13 AM

Love the work. Nice stuff with all the oil portraits you did. I love being able to see a texture in a pice of art work it always gives so much more feeling to it.

I never really been much of a traditional artist, my sisters do that. Nice to see what you can pull off with mixing traditional with model tech.

01 January 2009, 05:46 PM
nice Guache image - definitely would love to see more of those in the future - I love the variety in the saturation of the skin - makes it come alive even though it's just a sillhouette :buttrock:

02 February 2009, 09:55 PM
Thanks for the nice replies everyone! :)

I'm so excited, one of my high school students was just accepted to her top choice school (CCA in San Francisco) and was offered a $40,000 scholarship!!! She just called to tell me the news. I'm particularly proud since I've been privately tutoring her for a little under a year. She couldn't reach her mom so I found out before her parents haha...I'm really stoked!

02 February 2009, 06:13 AM
must feel very rewarding :) good for her!

02 February 2009, 07:23 AM
That's Awesome.

I can imagine how great that must feel for the both of you.

02 February 2010, 07:03 AM
Well, it's kind of been a / teaching has been keeping me busy and on the freeways I guess. All of this is work that has previously been posted to my blog (, which I am much better about updating. I've also fairly recently created a portfolio blog ( for my own and my students' artwork.

02 February 2010, 07:06 AM
Some head demos and gestures.

02 February 2010, 07:10 AM
More demos / master copies / gestures from life.

02 February 2010, 07:49 AM
More older stuff that I never got around to posting here.

02 February 2010, 07:50 AM
More stuff that I never posted.

02 February 2010, 10:53 AM
It’s always nice seeing updates here, Rebecca.
I like the new blog too. :thumbsup:

02 February 2010, 11:16 AM
Great studies Rebecca; your figures has something liquid but they are also so strong at the same time. Impressive O.o! Go on with the gouache.. I think it's a really interesting media with a lot of potential

02 February 2010, 11:40 AM
breathtakingly beautiful stuff, Rebecca.
I am especially stunned by how each of your works carries your fingerprint on it without style getting in the way of the art itself (if that makes sense to anyone else but me... :D )


02 February 2010, 12:28 PM
Killer update Wow!
What's that book with the poses next to the sculpture in the last post?

02 February 2010, 02:45 PM
Loved seeing your work. I like your studio too, so open. Looks like most of your work has been traditional media. Have you been doing any digital? I also understand being on the road too much. I keep a small pad of paper on the dashboard of my Tahoe so I can sketch if I am just sitting somewhere or at the airport sitting. I downloaded posemaniac on my iphone for ref's too. I will start following your blog. I did not know you had one.


02 February 2010, 03:05 PM
WOW! great studies Rebeccak, really like that tribal man,nice study and feel! expecting more inspirational words and lines from you!:)

02 February 2010, 01:18 PM
wow..very impressive sketches..nice power and flow in it..please do post more stuffs...

02 February 2010, 08:41 AM
Impressive update! Studies are really interesting. , thanks !

02 February 2010, 04:05 AM
awesome drawings rebecca :arteest: very inspiring !

02 February 2010, 12:17 PM
The last studies are going deeper and deeper and true beauty is absolutely shining through. The skull study with the lady face floored me :)


02 February 2010, 06:54 AM
Wow, amazing stuff. Nothing like seeing some work like yours to feel inspired.

02 February 2010, 10:11 PM
Wow, love some of this stuff. Especially these ones. I'm curious as to all the crosses. I see in another pic they're marked up as core corners. Is this the peak of the lighting ?

04 April 2010, 01:31 AM
Thank you so much guys! :)

Since I don't seem to be so good about updating here, I've created a Facebook page ( if you are interested in following my work through Facebook - thanks for your interest! :) (You only have to click "Like" to join).

Click here to see & join my Facebook Art page (

Thanks again! :)

04 April 2010, 08:31 AM
all i can do is echo what everyone else has already said, lovely work as usual, beautifully technical, if i may be so bold as to put it that way......facebook is a great way to keep artwork updated i find, we`re already friends on that anyway.......
sorry i`m never here lately but loads of work on at the moment.......


05 May 2010, 07:48 AM
i wasn't here a long time ago
the thread is awesome- i like your analog works
great anathomy skill as always :)

05 May 2010, 08:42 AM
I love the figure work in charcoal, absolutely stunning. :bounce:

08 August 2010, 07:15 PM
Hey guys, thanks! :) (

Hey guys, I will be teaching a private drawing class in downtown LA this upcoming Fall 2010. I've created a blog for the class, which you can access by clicking the image above, or the link below: (

If you are interested in the class, please feel free to contact me at:

rebeccak4_at_gmail_dot_com (minus the underscores _)

Thank you for your interest, and please help spread the word! :)

04 April 2011, 04:01 AM
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04 April 2011, 09:16 AM
All the best with this, I support you ten million percent :)

04 April 2011, 10:31 AM
Hi Rebecca..:wavey: Hey Congrats :bounce: :applause: :thumbsup:

04 April 2011, 10:35 PM

I know, I congratulated you in your guestbook, but I just wanted to give you a more public shout out and wish you all the best in your new endevor, one more time. :thumbsup:

04 April 2011, 01:31 AM
:D Congratulations !

04 April 2011, 01:37 AM
Thanks guys! Appreciate the support. :) Very excited for the future!

04 April 2011, 10:58 AM
That is awesome, congratulations.
I wish i was there so i could come and see it.
Good luck i'm sure things will go well.

04 April 2011, 06:05 PM
Congrats, Rebecca - I wish you the best! I would love to have something like that near me! :)

03 March 2012, 02:50 AM

For the (still) interested, I will be test running a Monthly Challenge on Facebook here: (

Check it out if you like!

Please note that you must "Share" the linked post to enter the Challenge.

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