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04 April 2006, 09:31 PM
Hello everyone,

I wanted to post some of my figure drawings and sketches since I have an absolute ton of them. The ones I am posting now are all from figure drawing classes, but once I am able to get a hold of my friend's digital camera and do some more documenting I will post the many other pieces I have.

I prefer to work in a very rough expressionistic style usually, but occasionaly I will concentrate more on rendering exactly what I see in front of me as opposed to imbuing my subject with my own, personal aesthetic. Look forward to hearing what you think. As I am able to post more I think you will see a definite style emerge...for good or for ill. :)

04 April 2006, 09:43 PM

Hi there, welcome aboard! :) It's always nice to see a new Anatomy Thread go up, and it's good to see your work. I particularly like this piece:

This probably speaks to the expressionistic style to which you were alluding. :)

There are several artists I think you might like, including Manuel Neri (, Giacometti (, and Jim Dine ( You'd might also like the work of Kathe Kollwitz ( Definitely check out their work if you get the chance! :)

Looking forward to seeing more of your work. You're also free to participate in any of the ongoing Workshops. There is a ZBrush hand modeling Workshop coming up, as well as the Open Figure Drawing Workshops, the most recent of which is:

Open Figure Drawing Workshop - Rembrandt Master Copy - with Rebeccak 016 (



04 April 2006, 02:15 PM
Hey Redsand,

Nice should let us know the timeframe for each drawing a 30sec or 2 min or 10 min. The contour and style works well...I think you should work a bit more on giveing a better sense of dimension though...some of the shading is quite chaotic which is great...but I think you could refine that shading style abit to make it really stand out.

Great work buddy...keep them comming


04 April 2006, 05:12 PM
Thanks for the comments and critques ya'll. I appreciate it.

Rebeccak: I'm really glad you made references to some of my favorite artists after you reviewed my work. I am an admirer of Giacometti, Jim Dine, and Manuel Neri. Since I am from VA I have made quite a few trips up to the Hirshhorn and NGA to view the many pieces they have on exhibit there.

I was fortunate enough on my last trip to stand in front of quite a few Giacomettis...not to mention Francis Bacon, Willem de Kooning, Mattise, and quite a few others. They had an excellent show on drawings done by sculptors. I actually bought a huge book on Jim Dine's drawings on my last trip...cost a pretty penny but it was well worth it. It was a toss up between getting a book on either him, Neri, or Basquiat...I choose Dine. :)

I'm going to be doing some more documenting of my other work tonight since I just got a digital camera from one of my co-workers today. I'll be interested to see what you have to say about them.

JaredPemberton: Thanks for the advice man! Appreciate the feedback. In most of these drawings I was going for a more expressive sort of feel. Placing a higher priority on the act of mark-making itself, and the process of creation, over rendering an accurate sense of three dimensional space. I have done this in order to convey something which transcends a study of form on certain levels. I believe that expressiveness can still convey a sense of weight and depth, Jenny Saville is a perfect example of this, or it can prioritize the marks themselves. I have attempted an amalgamation of the two in the majority of these pieces, but perhaps theory lies ahead of conception...but that is how it should be, so we always strive for more! In the future I will keep this in mind and continue to push forward, refine, and develop. Thanks mon ami! :)

04 April 2006, 12:06 AM
Originally posted by Redsand1080: I'm really glad you made references to some of my favorite artists after you reviewed my work. I am an admirer of Giacometti, Jim Dine, and Manuel Neri. Since I am from VA I have made quite a few trips up to the Hirshhorn and NGA to view the many pieces they have on exhibit there.
Hey, that is really cool! It's also great to hear you bought the Dine book ~ I'm definitely an art bibliophile, and definitely spend far too much money on books. :) I've seen one of his books, but should look into getting one. He's definitely a great artist.

Cheers, :)


09 September 2006, 05:38 AM
A Man: Study for a figure in Battle of Cascina cartoon
Pen and brush, 42 x 28 cm
British Museum, London

Christ Carrying the Cross (detail)
Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome

09 September 2006, 11:33 PM
Christ on the Cross
c. 1541
Black and white chalk, 368 x 268 mm
British Museum, London

09 September 2006, 03:50 AM
hi Redsand1080

great work on the torsos :)
keep 'em coming!


09 September 2006, 07:28 PM
FateBringer: Thanks a lot! Really appreciate that. Any crits are always welcome of course!

Here is my 4th one...something a little different than the previous.

Male Figure
Musée du Louvre, Paris

09 September 2006, 07:32 PM

Great to see you in the challenge. :) BTW are you the same person who has participated in previous OFDWs? I seem to remember another Justin Jenkins with a different username.

I would encourage you to post all of your pieces to the Workshop Thread as well - the majority of people will see your work there, and it definitely contributes! :) Lovely work so far, I look forward to seeing your progress and updates!



09 September 2006, 07:38 PM
Hey Rebeccak, thanks much fer the support. :) this is, however, my first participation in the OFDWs...I wish I had done them previously though, becuase it's amazing. I have learned so much so far just sittting down and copying these pieces! I can't imagine how much more I will learn by the time I get to number 50!!

Any critiques or advice you have I would really love to hear. I am really attempting to improve my ability by doing this and I'm trying different methods of approaching a drawing as opposed to just sticking with the same techniques. I have been using the approach you have suggested in your paint-overs...I like it. :)

09 September 2006, 04:38 AM
I don't feel like coyping and pasting the title in so I am writing this. :) This is drawing number 5.

09 September 2006, 02:32 AM
This is my torso number 6 for the torso challenge.

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