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I still struggle drawing a nude figure. Pencil drawing and painting digitally are worlds apart for me. For some reason I can draw a person if I am thinking abut their clothing. What shape is their shirt? Skirt? Hat? These are shapes my brain quickly recognizes. Suddenly I find myself taking a Theater Costuming class and we are have to draw nudes every day. After struggling for a few days (I think my hubby was going to boot me out of the house until I was in a better mood) I found out a couple of things.

    1) I draw BIG. I am always running into the edge of the paper. I draw a great head or back arch and boom! I have no room for feet and arms. So, instead of erasing 100 times and trying to re-size my drawing to fit my medium - I made a medium fit me. I have a stash of legal sized paper and I just kept taping pieces together as I needed them. Leg getting longer? Add another paper! Arm stretching out in a beautiful arch? Add another paper!

    2) Models! I don’t have a whole bunch of friends who want to come over and stand naked in my living room – I just don’t know why! It may have something to do with them being my coworkers (and that means Elementary School Teachers) so I needed to find a model source that was awesome and had some variety. I tried looking up photos here on DA but it still was not working for me. So I jumped onto Google and found this:

 The Croquis Cafe:…


They have so many great videos, live model videos, stills, and even 360 degree videos for sculptures! And beautiful people with all kinds of body types and poses! I loosened up a little by trying to draw their 1 min. poses then paused the video on a model I liked until I had my sketch finished. Check it out and give it a try! Or at least book mark it if you want to come back and get some inspiration.

So now, I will take this rough draft and redraw it on some large newspaper print I am fortunate to have. I am still not sure her arms and legs are exactly the correct lengths. I have been working to get them the right size. At first they were VERRRY long, lol. I think her arms still are.

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  • Mood: Stupefied
  • Listening to: The Lumineers
  • Reading: Star Trek Books (I have a bag full)
  • Watching: Frasier
  • Playing: Resident Evil 5 Co-op with Hubby
  • Eating: Cereal! - always cereal!
  • Drinking: Juice - always Juice!

Commission Pricing!

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knightr33 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Happy new year! Happy New Year 2011 
9thPlanetStock Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you for all the faves. I do appreciate it. :)
LJEKC Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014

Welcome to Fantasy-NPC :) (Smile)


FlattSquat Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Happy Birthday! :D 
Ben113 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday ^^
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