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Old 09-15-2006, 10:20 AM   #31
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Hi all 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

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:

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Old 09-15-2006, 11:15 AM   #32
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Old 09-15-2006, 11:34 AM   #33
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Hey, everyone

First torso:

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CARAVAGGIO
Christ at the Column
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Old 09-15-2006, 11:55 AM   #34
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Torso #2

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MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Ignudo
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Fresco
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Old 09-15-2006, 12:28 PM   #35
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Torso #3

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

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Old 09-15-2006, 12:32 PM   #36
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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.

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Old 09-15-2006, 12:49 PM   #37
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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
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Old 09-15-2006, 01:57 PM   #38
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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.

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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!)

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Old 09-15-2006, 02:09 PM   #39
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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.



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

On to neptune..
 
Old 09-15-2006, 03:32 PM   #40
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Torso #4

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






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
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Old 09-15-2006, 03:38 PM   #41
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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.
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Old 09-15-2006, 04:07 PM   #42
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#2

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 ... 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

Great work everyone, and this is FUN!



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Old 09-15-2006, 04:11 PM   #43
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Hi all.

Good idea, but i have only 1 hour per day and not every day.
1-st speed paint. about 20-25 min.
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Old 09-15-2006, 04:15 PM   #44
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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...

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