All kinds of figure study drawing today. The female gestures went well, but the male gestures fell apart quickly. I need to do more work with a male figure. I’m also trying to commit the landmarks of the body to memory along with the superficial muscles.

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My warmup drawing exercises.

My Figure Study Drawings

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Starting off the figure study with a few gesture drawings.

figure study gesture drawings in charcoal

 

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And here is even more gesture drawings. These were three minute gestures.

three minute gesture drawings

 

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Here I did a longer figure drawing, I really don’t like the shading of the figure here. At some point I will put down the figure study and take up the shading study. I feel like I know value really well, or how to see it, but putting the value down in very smooth and good looking transitions needs some work.

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Head abstraction study which was inspired by the Watts Online Atelier.

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Here is the anatomy figure study. I went through and labeled all of the major landmarks where bone is closest to the surface.

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Details

  • Session: 898
  • Work: 738
  • Width: 18"
  • Height: 24"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Figure studies
  • Art Time: 4
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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."