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Old 09 September 2006   #1
Advice for a rusty artist?

I'm going to be attending a life drawing session today. It will be the first time I've drawn from a model in probably close to four years. I want to focus on structure and anatomy, but also want to improve my gestural skills. It's all ultimately to improve my skills as a figurative concept artist. Any pointers or encouragement would be appreciated
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Old 09 September 2006   #2
Hi Steen,

Good luck with your class - sounds exciting!

There are some good links to some gesture drawings articles in this post. You may want to refresh your memory on what gesture drawing is / means.

The main advice I would have is to stay loose. Take a few sheets of newsprint or paper and using whatever implement you're drawing with, draw really big, loose, gestural marks, circles, and just sort of loosen up before ever making a committed mark to a page.

Don't worry about messing up. Drawings unto themselves are unimportant - don't think as though you're trying to make a masterpiece, just use a drawing as a way to try out ways to break down form and to understand the figure better. Work from large shapes to small shapes, don't focus on details much or at all - get the major masses down first, and start to break them down with interesting shadow shapes.

Check out this blog - it has some great breakdowns for the face:

http://www.nathanfowkes.blogspot.com/

Good luck and have fun!

Cheers,

-Rebeccak
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Old 09 September 2006   #3
Wow. That is some nice mark making in those portraits. I think it's interesting how he starts with such a structured drawing before going into it with value.

I will definitely need loosening up. I like the idea of breaking down the form. That should help me out a lot. Thanks a bunch Rebecca. I was hoping you'd reply
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