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05 May 2006, 03:27 AM
Hi CGTalk gang,

I'm still new to posting on the site, and I'm now sure where to put figure drawing pieces for critique, so I thought I would start here?

I'm trying to get the anatomy on this piece as accurate as possible. All comments are welcome. I look forward to speaking with and reviewing other artist works as well. Thanks for any suggestions or hints.


05 May 2006, 06:47 PM
Chris Platz,

Welcome aboard! :)

You have posted in the right place, but you are also more than welcome, if you like, to create your own Anatomy Thread here:

Personal Anatomy & Sketchbook Threads (

I just ask that you call it Anatomy Thread of *Your Name*

Please see this thread for information about creating a personal Anatomy Thread first:
FAQ: Can I Create My Own Anatomy Thread? (

I encourage you to look at other peoples' threads and to see what they're up to. :) Links to all Personal Anatomy Threads can be found here:
Anatomy Threads of Individual Users (

If you decide to create an Anatomy Thread, I can then merge this thread with your new Anatomy Thread. It's up to you. :)

The main thing I would say to focus on in your painting is the value structure. The key to form is value, not color ~ this Tutorial elaborates on that concept:

TUTORIAL SUMMARY - Anatomy Review 003 Shading Tutorial - Tutorial Material Only (

Definitely check it out, and let me know what you think. :)

Also, I don't know if you know about this feature, but you can subscribe to threads so that when someone replies, you will receive an email notifying you of the reply ~ just go to the top of the thread, and left click Thread Tools, then select "Subscribe to Thread". :)



05 May 2006, 05:36 AM
Thanks Francois,

I really just threw a complimentary blue background color to contrast against the red-orange skin tones I chose. I usually do my live figure drawing in black and white with the WACOM in class, and then add color later. I'm adjusting her head tilt and placement on the shoulders as you suggested. It's still a struggle, but the model was kind enough to email some head shots to me so I can finish up. I'll play with some darker background colors as well. I make each live figure drawing a color study since the dull off-white walls in the classroom would never do on ao finnished piece, so I jsut make up the colors.

Take it easy.


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