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06 June 2006, 11:53 AM
let me introduce myself,Im 19 ,i leave in Paris(France) and i want to integrate a school of art
in 1 year(after i get my college diplome) I like anatomy and i want to progress on it, so that is why i open this thread(and sorry for my bad english) the most of my sketches are made in the Louvre museum with statues models.Thanks for viewing,hope you enjoy[01] [02][03][04] [05]

I did a minimum of 5 anatomik sketch per week i know its poor but i aint got time (mean 5 sketch in an afternoon)hope i 'll be much faster than this in summer holidays
have a nice day

06 June 2006, 02:07 PM

Welcome aboard! :) Great to see your work, and you are tremendously lucky to be able to study at the Louvre! :thumbsup: Very nice studies here, particularly the last two. :)

You've come on board at a time when I'm about to leave town for a bit, but hopefully you will post more work here for comment and critique by the community. Looking forward to seeing more of your work! :)



06 June 2006, 02:34 PM
Hey VaporetoSnake

Welcome - great studies, as Rebecca said, especially the last two. It's really good that you are doing these from statues and not painting or drawings - this helps to develop your obsrvational skills and your ability to put 3d into 2d.

Right now my only suggestion is to shade where you want to draw attention. By shading the background you are drawing attention to it and bringing it forward, and the figure seems to fall back. try applying tonal value only to that which needs attention.

Great start - looking forward to more work!


- d.

10 October 2006, 03:03 AM
demented==> now i try to make a duality between the background and the figure,and because i dont like statics drawings i try to introduce a move in it (i've said i try ^^")
i'm gonna work on the "drawing attention" on the figure the next time thanks.

thank to you rebeccak, the summer holidays have ended and i begin a cycle of 6 months in the "Ateliers Beaux Arts de Paris" in wich i can draw nude models every after midday in the week ,3 hours a day(exept weekends) ,so there is my first,and i will update every weeks.
i draw mainly in format grape and not very much on A4,unfortunately my scanner is A4 format...but the drawings are similar so every reply could help me.:)
made with black shalk A3 size[06][07][08]

tada,i hope you'll find something can help me to progress,thanks a lot

10 October 2006, 08:39 AM
Hi VaporetoSnake (

is there a tutor at your life drawing sessions?
if you get stuck or feel the need for advise while you're drawing, don't be afraid to ask him/her. That's what they are paid for ;)

Myself, not really in a position to crit your work... a word of welcome will have to suffice ;)

Great start, looking forward to see more anatomy studies here...

take care

10 October 2006, 08:53 AM
Hi there,
Nice sketches - the proportions are generally very accurate. To an extent I have to agree with demented that the shading around the figures isn't helping some of your pictures. I know you're lacking time at the moment but if you tried to control your shading a little it might help the presentation of your figures. Painting negative space can work but you really have to be careful. It's the same thing I sometimes do - I'm so eager to fill the page that my mark making gets a bit wild and detracts from the piece.

In that first picture of that last batch there is movement but she looks as though a black cloud is about to eat her.

Your last page of figure drawings and 2nd pic ( sculpture of man on his side ) are my favourites.

I love The Louvre. I was last in Paris in June and could have spent my entire time walking around the Museum. What a beautiful city but beer in bars is so expensive...

11 November 2006, 11:07 PM
Nr43==> yes,there is a tutor ,and; he don't like me
Tonik==> i'll try to work more on my shadings, roger that (expensive beer ;and what about cigs!!fortunately i don't smoke ^^")
maybe i have to take more time observing model and drawing it because i fell i doin it too fast ,

thanks for advices!!and sorry for my very bad english

production of the day; only in A4 format,5 10 et 15 minutes poses[9][10][11]

11 November 2006, 06:45 AM
yes,there is a tutor ,and; he don't like me

one more reason to test his skills and make him help you :D

I love the lines on nr9

Check this out and your lines will become even better :)


Looking forward to see more!

11 November 2006, 02:53 AM
Hi VaporetoSnake!

I like your style. Nice way of using lines. I hope I could draw same way. I believe you have the ability to improve very fast. It seems that you dont have to use "helping lines" (what is it called in English?) with proportions. Quite impressing. Number 11 is my favorite, well done in 15 minutes :thumbsup: .

Backround shading though isn't so good looking. I think lines should be slighter and done all for same drection. It just looks messy if the lines have random directions. Like in number [06], the woman on the top. And in 5 minutes sketches, I think you shouldn't spend time for the backround.

It would be also nice to see some drawing that you have done in about 2 hours. :bounce:



11 November 2006, 02:47 PM

The jealous...:scream:
I really like your studies from the statues, and the drawings from your life class..:thumbsup:
Was wondering if you have ever tried doing your drawings on a colored paper...this method will allow the colored paper to creat a midtone to start with, then it is just a matter of using white chalk for your highlights,and a darker shade for your shadows ...if you haven't tried this method, you might give it a try...will really add beauty, volume, and depth to your drawings..
plus, it is a lot of fun, and can creat beautiful results, in a short time...:)
Just a thought and suggestion, as I was reading that you were having problems with shading.:)
Really looking forward to seeing more of your studies..especally from the Louvre, and of course
your life drawing class..:thumbsup:

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