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    Ivan Miletic
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    Hey guys if you have questions about course or something i can do as a moderator (helping upload images or something like that) please PM me, because of size of the forums and my general business it’s not always easy to read everything. So please PM me for anything. Thanks.

    This is my second week drawing – i’m catching up! 😀

    #300133

    oiseau
    Participant

    Thanks ever so much for the advice Adriano @couto-ribeiro, let me try it:
    oiseau week one
    oiseau week two

    I’m enjoying watching the week one critiques! Well done everyone!

    #300560

    Ryan David Robinson
    Participant

    Thank you @burtwattsatelier As far as the main difference between the primo’s and the conte is that the primo’s are a softer pencil. With the Primo’s I usually use the HB’s for most of the drawing and the B’s to blow in the darker darks and shadows. I highly recommend sticking with the Conte’s. Every pencil is a little different some B’s may operate like HB’s and some like 2B’s thats my only gripe with the conte pencils is the lack of consistency between pencils. I keep a variety for different stages in the drawing. Just use them until you get a really good feel for them and how they operate. I really enjoy the Wolf Carbon pencils for my figure drawing quick sketch work. I will use the 4B’s and 6B’s with those.

    #300563

    Ryan David Robinson
    Participant

    Great work everyone! Looking forward to the weeks to come. Always nice to get Erik’s perspective and approach to head drawing. I highly recommend Michael Hampton’s book “Figure Drawing Design and Invention” if you don’t already have it, as I see Erik really draws upon a lot of the info in that book. Probably one of the better books I’ve come across that really emphasizes gesture, structure,and anatomy, and really blends the concepts of Loomis, Hogarth, and Steve Huston’s approach to the figure and head. Great supplement to add to the Watts method.

    Here is my drawing for week 2. Somewhere in the 2-3 hr. effort range.

    #301271

    b
    Participant

    Thanks @rrobinson01 for the conte tips! That’s interesting to know that the conte pencils are not consistent since I actually have only sharpened one of them and the rest are sitting unsharpened. I’ll try prepping a few more to see if they vary among the ones I have, I’ve been using B exclusively so far. I really need to get some sandpaper to make a longer taper so I can block in large swaths of tone.

    Week 3:
    10/15 min warmup

    90 min final

    #301401

    Ivan Miletic
    Moderator

    Week 3. 2.5 hours.

    #301426

    oiseau
    Participant

    Here’s my week three image:
    oiseau week three

    #301466

    Dominik Litwiniak
    Participant

    Hi! Great work everyone!
    Here’s my drawing from Week 3:

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    Cory T
    Participant

    week 3
    week 3 drawing: probably a couple hours in to it at this point. spent a lot of time on the initial layin since i struggle most in this area.

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    Cory T
    Participant


    timing 5 min warmups really helps pick up the pace. otherwise i’m super slow. really highlights the areas i’m deficient in as well. helps to figure out what i should use my time to work on with a little more focus.

    #302784

    b
    Participant

    Good idea Cory! I timed my 5 min warmups and it definitely forced me to just make decisions and move on. Of course I also ran out of time =)
    My final drawings also seem to end up at 90 minutes, I really struggled with this one, especially the eyes and finally just called it quits before I made too many holes in the paper from all the erasing I did this time.

    warm up

    final

    #304323

    Dominik Litwiniak
    Participant

    This week’s drawing:

    #304613

    Ivan Miletic
    Moderator

    Week 5 drawing

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    Cheryl
    Participant

    #304730

    b
    Participant

    week 5
    not sure how it got so off, but it did. no words..

    wonky bonky wonky

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