[img]http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/rebeccak4/Open%20Figure%20Drawing%20Workshop/Hong-Ly-Announcement.jpg[/img] [/b] [left]Welcome to the Inaugural thread of the [b]Open Figure Drawing Workshop!!! [/b]I am truly excited about this, and am very grateful to good friend and old Art Center chum [color=PaleGreen][b]Hong Ly,[/b] with whom I spent many hours in the Open Figure Drawing Workshops from 6:45 - 9:00 pm back in our art school days. [/color] [center][img]http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/rebeccak4/Open%20Figure%20Drawing%20Workshop/hong_work.jpg[/img]
I had the idea for this thread, but was unsure how to procure decent photographs ~ but, having reconnected with Hong in LA during SIGGRAPH after many years, I discovered that he was an accomplished photographer who already had taken model reference photos for use on his website, dedicated to [color=LemonChiffon]Character Art and Design,[color=#fffffe] at which Hong is an accomplished professional. It is lucky for us here at CGTalk that Hong has agreed to be a part of this community and to allow us to use his photographs as model reference. Thank you very much, Hong!
[/color][/color] [b][color=Yellow][u]>>RULES FOR THE THREADS<<[/u] [/color][/b] [left]1. Photographs are the property of Hong Ly and are copyrighted as such. 2. Photographs are [color=PaleGreen][b]NOT[/b] to be used for [b]ANY[/b] other purpose apart from Figurative Drawing Reference for[b] this thread[/b] on CGTalk. 3. The drawings created from the photo reference provided here [b]MUST [/b]be[b] TASTEFUL,[/b][b] SINCERE, RESPECTFUL, [/b]and for the purpose of serious study of the human figure. Those who post silly, disrespectful, or tasteless work will have their [b]posts deleted immediately [/b][/color]and will no longer be allowed to post on this thread. Hong Ly, Rebecca Kimmel, and Roberto Ortiz reserve the right to determine which drawings are considered to be in poor taste and / or disrespectful to the model/s, who have generously agreed to allow their images to be used on the condition that they be used for the tasteful and [color=LemonChiffon][b]serious study of Figurative Art only. [/b][/color] 4. There is[b] [color=PaleGreen]NO TIME LIMIT[/b] for posting on this thread.
New threads containing new photographs will be posted on a bi-weekly basis, depending on the number of photographs available.
6. There is [b]NO LIMIT [/b]to the [b]NUMBER [/b]of posts an artist may make. However, we ask that you post only [b]your[/b] [b]BEST WORK,[/b] even if it is considered unfinished. 7. Artists who post comments and critiques of other artists' work on this thread must be [b]RESPECTFUL, POLITE, [/b]and offer [b]CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM.[/b] [b]Flaming [/b]will be [b]NOT [/b]be tolerated, and constitutes dismissal from this and other threads.
Hong Ly has generously offered his time to critique work on occasion; however, with a full-time job and a demanding schedule, he will not be able to answer everyone’s requests for assistance. He has agreed, however, to stop by the threads when he has time to offer comments and critique. Hong is a great guy and incredibly generous ~ however, please respect his time. I will also be offering the occasional comments / critique ~ however, the main focus of the Open Figure Drawing Workshop threads should be on Group Critique and interaction.
9.[b] ANY MEDIUM [/b]or [b]STYLE[/b] may be used: Traditional or Digital Drawing or Painting, Gestural, Sketch, Finished Render, etc.
EDIT: 3D Artists who wish to use the reference for 3D models are free to do so. I just ask that you post your work here as well as in any 3D forum in which you post your work.
Please limit the SIZE of your [color=PaleGreen]POSTS [/color]to [color=PaleGreen]600 pixels WIDTH[/color] x Appropriate pixel LENGTH. No huge posts, please!
Have fun, enjoy, and create great art! [/color]
[center][b][color=PaleTurquoise]LINKS to Photographs: WARNING: Nudity:[/color][/b][u][b] [MODEL PHOTOGRAPH 1.](http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/rebeccak4/Open%20Figure%20Drawing%20Workshop/characterdesigns005_done.jpg)
[/b][/u] [left]Good luck! :)
~Rebeccak and Hong Ly [/left] [/center] [/left] [/center]