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  11 November 2005
Sketchbook Thread of Gord MacDonald

I am starting up this thread as a focused initiative, to get my figure drawing skills up to par. No excuses now - I have committed.
The goal is to develop the skills required to draw any figure in any postion, from any vantage point, with any amount of detail, convincingly portrayed.

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  11 November 2005
Latest work *no image yet posted*


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  11 November 2005
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Gord,

Hey, looking forward to this! Any chance you'll let me change the title of your thread to "Anatomy Thread of Gord MacDonald"? Pretty pleeze?

Cheers,

~Rebeccak
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  11 November 2005
Originally Posted by Rebeccak: Gord,

Hey, looking forward to this! Any chance you'll let me change the title of your thread to "Anatomy Thread of Gord MacDonald"? Pretty pleeze?

Cheers,

~Rebeccak


sure - go for it

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  11 November 2005
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Thanks! Done!

Cheers,

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  11 November 2005
back to basics

Loomis ideal proportion male (front)

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  11 November 2005
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Nice. Gord!

You know, a medium I would really recommend for these types of studies is ballpoint pen. Works like a charm, and you can get a lot of detail / fine gradation / subtle shading. Charcoal/pencil tends to be a bit less accurate. Just a suggestion!

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  11 November 2005
Thanks Rebecca, I am not sure I am on speaking terms with ballpoint pens these days, but you never know. This initial stuff looks like its going to be a bit messy, working with 'ideal' proportions feels a little AR at the moment, although I know there will be long term benifits. (I can't wait to get to the fun stuff! )


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  11 November 2005
first shot at loomis ideal female form:

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  11 November 2005
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Gord,

LOL, I hope that you and ballpoint pens can reconcile ~ really, they're a great medium! But of course, that's totally between you and the pens.

Good to see these studies. I would recommend perhaps trying to get more detail into these ~ making more finished drawings. Perhaps even drawing larger than the original, or using a grid. It might really help you to better see problems in proportion. Also, I would recommend doing detailed drawings of various anatomical structures ~ in the same manner and style as your beautiful portrait drawings. I think that would help a lot.

Cheers,

~Rebeccak
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  11 November 2005
Rebecca - I totally agree with your suggestions of engaging in more detailed studies - (thats where I am headed), but first I am going to try and 'embed' the benchmark proportions etc. in my mind - the current drawings are kind of like writing down notes while studying for a test - it helps anchor the subject matter in the memory.


anyways - here is another quickie
(somewhat less than ideal - hehe)


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Gord

ps: me and my ballpoints are talking about getting some councilling
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  11 November 2005
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Gord,

LOL! Counseling sounds perfect! I have some unresolved issues with a sharpie myself...

Hmm, I think the proportions on the male in particular are a bit funny ~ but I do understand what you mean about just generally practicing proportions. I like going back and forth between detailed and quick myself. Keeps you sane!

Cheers,

~Rebeccak
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  11 November 2005
removed

Gord
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Last edited by Gord-MacDonald : 03 March 2009 at 05:56 AM.
 
  12 December 2005
a quick weight study - no ref



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  11 November 2006
faces - sad expressions











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