I can't wait to see how your own personal works will benefit from all these studies!!
and yes..I can vouch for how comfortable that chair is..I have that same model!
great stuff as usual emily!
it looks like you have a lot of fun and that you're learning and growing!
i'm very happy for you and please share more art if you have the time
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What amazing progress. I am also EXCEEDINGLY JEALOUS at the fabulous training you are getting from Bill. You are extremely lucky and talented.
I went to the Boston Museum School. Figure drawing-model in room, no instructor. Portrait painting-model in room no instruction, no instructor.
No Bargues, no casts, no nothin'. We did learn however to put sand in our paint for texture.
Gotta get that Bargue book! Something to do when my model declines to appear.
You should feel terrible, terrible I tell you.....lol, that's really nice. Is the object of the exercise duplication or to understand how he thinks or both? Cause I think you're on the right track. Looks good to me. I agree with Icon, "I can't wait to see how your own personal works will benefit from all these studies!!" Keep them coming, and thanks for answering all my questions.
"absorb what is useful, discard what is useless, and keep what is essentially your own." - Bruce Lee
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dakoscwash--you don't know how happy your question makes me! In Fechin's pic, it kind of looked like he had done the thing you are suggesting, but I wasn't sure and I didn't know how to replicate it.
I just drew really thin lines close together, using a really light touch. But I'm so glad to know that I pulled it off!
bumskee--haha, the one on the right, silly.
seth1--I think I'm doing a couple more, then moving on to cast drawing, then maybe after that I will start painting.
Icon--thanks! yeah, I am trying to internalize what I'm learning in order to apply it to my personal work.
Idiot Apathy--I think I'm going to keep my studies in here for now. We'll see down the road.
hurricane--thanks for stopping by and commenting! I'll continue to share and I hope we can meet up again sometime.
Sharon Knettell--so nice of you to stop by and leave a comment. Despite your art school experience, you seem to have done pretty well for yourself! I love your work.
Bojee--I think the exercise has two main purposes. The first is to train my eye to see and replicate things accurately. The second is the internalize the unique methods of the artists and try to pick up things to use in my own work.
I'm working on a Dean Cornwell copy now. It's a little over half way done, I think.
Cool ! Great bold l ines on this one, adds a lot to the form.
What's with the clipped corner on the original? Did Cornwell doodle something while on the phone and rip it out later?
Hey, Ish your burfday in 30 minutes! Get some sleep! I hear your parents got one of those bouncy castles!
Things are still looking really good in here. I'd give you a crit or a suggestion if I could but you've made it too hard for me
The second Fechin study is wonderful. I love how you captured the texture and strokes. And the Cornwell is coming along nicely too. I can't wait until you start
cast drawings and painting. You are doing great
Perhaps it’s about time I pitched in here. Emily has been with me for three days a week since February. Today she finished her fifth drawing. Her patience is extraordinary and it’s really paying off. Her next work will be another flat copy drawing, but one of her choosing and using a style and technique of her own. I am encouraging her to have it be a bit more interpretive too.
She will soon be ready to go downstairs and start on 3D cast drawing.
Yesterday was Emily’s birthday. I climbed up on the studio balcony and took a few photos. Stacy brought cupcakes. I would never think of that…..
Stacy is a lefty, so I have them set up – easels face-to-face.
We spend a lot of time plugged in to our various listening devices. It’s natural for them, highly unnatural for me. My little music player, my cell phone…terrify me.
Stacy, Emily and my wife Sandra looking at some visuals. It’s not all work all the time. Occasionally the women take a five minute break.
I sometimes nap – once, maybe twice a day.
Stacy has been with us since May 2. She is showing as much patience as Emily and I look forward to seeing her post her first Bargue copy here – when she eventually finishes it.
I’m told that Stacy and Emily are going with Tom (you know who you are) to the zoo tomorrow to sketch animals. I get to stay home and putter about the studio.
in the pic in post 92 above, to your left is where I believe William is working on a painting.
What is that box like contraption he's got on the front of his easel??
I've not seen anything like that and wondered about it.
First than anything HOT DAM!! those master studies
keep getting better and better.
secondly ill gladly would give away my left
hand to be trained by Mr. Whitaker, good to see
you takeing advange of it by putting such
magnificent and inspiring effort in your studying
more POWER to ya!!
hey miss 'ADMINISTRATOR' *curtsies*
glad to see you in such a good place, your progress is going to be stupid good, i envy you muchly. looking great so far keep it up.
wow i dunno how you have so much patience
the drawings are all amazing, i really admire the way you don't just copy the drawing but the texture too. i think admire is prolly an understatement. it's crazy insane just to see your progress.
and a late happy b-day!!!! *sends cookies*
Idiot Apathy--thanks. That's just the way it was in the book. I think they clipped the image like that so they could fit more images on the page.
Craig D--thank you.
Sonaj--thank you very much.
Brendan N--hey, thanks for stopping by.
Magic Man--thank you.
Bill--oh no, you posted a bunch of pictures of me!
Justin Oaksford--hehe, thanks.
Craig D--That is something Bill designed himself. It is to bring the painting closer to the painter when sitting in a chair. You can see from the pictures that there is a horizontal bar across the base of the easel, which can make it hard to get your chair really close to what you're working on. This is why I often move my drawing down and rest it on the arms of the chair.
maxetormer--hehe, thanks so much! Nice to see you.
DannySketch--Hey, nice to see you. Thanks.
hp--thank you very much!
Nixon--hey, thanks for dropping by Matt. It would be great to see some of your studies.
Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes as well!
Ok, here's the finished Cornwell drawing. For some reason, these printouts tend to show up a little darker in the photographs compared to my drawings. I think they're a little closer in real life. Maybe it's the ink on paper vs. charcoal on paper?
WOW, your making some serious progress, i admire you for taking the time to do those studies, and i'm sure you're learning tons.
Do you draw from imagination these days or just atelier work? what are your long term goals? Fine arts? illustration?
Anyways, just keep the fantastic progress, and i'll keep checking your progress even if i don't post too often.
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