Open Figure Drawing Workshop 010 with Hong Ly and Rebeccak



                         Welcome to the [b]TENTH[/b] thread of the [b]Open Figure Drawing Workshop!!! [/b]

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             [/size][/color][/color]      [b][color=Yellow][u]>>RULES FOR THE THREADS<<[/u][/color][/b]
                                           [/b] 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. 
  1. 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.
  2. I will be offering the occasional comments / critique ~ however, the main focus of the Open Figure Drawing Workshop threads should be on Group Critique and interaction. :slight_smile:

                                          9.[b] ANY MEDIUM [/b]or [b]STYLE[/b] may be used: Traditional or Digital Drawing or Painting, Gestural, Sketch, Finished Render, etc.
                               10. [b]EDIT:[/b] [b]3D Artists [/b]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.
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                                 12. Have fun, enjoy, and create great art! :) [/color]           
                                                       [b][color=PaleTurquoise]LINKS to Photographs: WARNING! Nudity:[/color][/b][u][b]
                                               [/b][/u][[b]MODEL PHOTOGRAPH 1 [/b][b]~ Female, Nude[/b]]([u][b]
                                          [/b][/u][[b]MODEL PHOTOGRAPH 2 ~ [/b]]([b][[b]Female, Nude[/b]](
        [[b]MODEL PHOTOGRAPH 3 [/b][b]~ Female, Nude[/b]]([u][b]
                                          [/b][/u][[b]MODEL PHOTOGRAPH 4 ~ [/b][b][b]Female, Nude[/b][/b]](
                       [b]PLEASE NOTE: WIP (Work In Progress) images are an important part of the OFDWs and are encouraged. Please [color=LemonChiffon]DO post WIP images as you work on your pieces. :)

    Also note that all previous OFDWs are listed in Post #3 here:
    [/b][/color]Tutorials, Workshops, Anatomy Reviews & More … [links within]

    [left]Good luck! :slight_smile:

                                                 ~Rebeccak and Hong Ly


Oh my oh my… Already!? I´ll hurry and get rid of the pile of work on my desk to be able to dig on this one :slight_smile:
C´ya soon!


Alright! SaraD is our first taker! :bounce:

Hope you and everyone had a great holiday! :slight_smile:




I wouldn’t mind doing a charcoal drawing of the very last pose… I work today though, it would have to be tonight



Whenever you have the time :wink: ~ each OFDW is officially open for 2 weeks, but then remains open indefinitely after that. :slight_smile:

Looking forward to seeing your work! :slight_smile:




HEY HEY , storms in with the first image, definately gonna finnish this one, really like the pose and the high contrast lighting and colour, here’s my initial stages!.


Very cool to see AOAH stormin’ the hill. :smiley:

Looking forward to seeing you cough finish this one! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :slight_smile:



darn Andyonahill beat me to it… ohh well I’ll settle for the second image :slight_smile:

I’m about 45 min into this one.

[left]~David René.[/left]


here’s what i have so far…


I did a doodle. Couldn´t find the time to do my usual style (darn that boss :D), so I sneaked some time for this one.


Hi Rebecca and everyone
Just started this. A long ways to go yet.
Beautiful elegant pose. Thank you Model.
Used oily round brush #35 in tinting section Painter 9


Here’s my WIP. About an hour so far. Only using Digital Watercolor in Painter 9 with New Simple Water and Pure Water brushes.


Wow, everyone! So cool to see so much work already…munching through dinner, will comment in a bit…great stuff already, keep up the great work!!! :bounce:

Cheers, :slight_smile:




this started out as a 15min-sketch, but I had so much trouble with it that I had to work much longer for such a basic result

infamous bad drawing day for me I guess…:cry:

separate 2 and 5 min sketches:


chomps on sandwich ~ Nice start, Mr. Mu! :slight_smile: Don’t despair…all digital paintings and frankly the majority of all artwork starts out in uglyville. I’ve got reams of bad drawings, it’s par for the course. :wink: You’ve got a great foundation! Keep plugging away ~ step back, and take a look at what you are doing. Can you zoom out with ArtRage? One easy way to lay down the basic foundation is to paint while zoomed out, so that your image is about 25% of it’s real size. This allows you to just see the basic values, and quickly lay those in.

Looking forward to your update, Mr. Mu! chomps a fry.

Cheers, :slight_smile:



mmmhm, yummy fries-sandwich…:surprised

LOL…yea, but I need to make it migrate someday!:scream:

Ah, I did this in artweaver, and yes, most of the time I work zoomed out (though I do have the problem that my resolution is very low anyway due to artweaver’s unfinished memory management.)

However, this reminds me that I have been told to use artrage next time (which happens to be this time) to make use of a higher resolution… So I might just start this over in artrage. The three studies I posted are three of nine (sounds like a borg name) or so I did all in all, so one more or less does not matter to me.


im pretty much done… i felt bad about losing the sketchyness



I think this is a beautiful start, :slight_smile: but I think your painting could be improved if the colors were a bit less muddy. Her right foot appears to be floating ~ I think the balance of the figure is very well~established, but I think if you spent a bit more time refining the piece, you would end up with a lovely painting. :slight_smile:




Okay, I have started to realize how little painting I’ve been doing…so here is my meager effort so far for this Workshop. :slight_smile:



Hopefully I can guilt myself into finishing this one. :smiley:

Cheers, :slight_smile:



Nice start Rebecca!

Here’s what I got started so far: