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Thu Jan 16, 2020, 06:47 PM

Drawing of an older male model from a figure drawing class

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I have a lot of these but Iím not sure about posting nudes on a public forum. Luckily I concentrated mostly on the modelsí faces.


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Reply Drawing of an older male model from a figure drawing class (Original post)
lunatica Jan 16 OP
femmedem Jan 16 #1
lunatica Jan 16 #3
Ohiogal Jan 16 #2
lunatica Jan 16 #4
empedocles Jan 16 #5
lunatica Jan 16 #12
Karadeniz Jan 16 #6
lunatica Jan 16 #10
Karadeniz Jan 17 #19
Bayard Jan 16 #7
lunatica Jan 16 #8
marble falls Jan 16 #9
lunatica Jan 16 #11
marble falls Jan 16 #13
lunatica Jan 16 #14
marble falls Jan 16 #15
lunatica Jan 16 #16
marble falls Jan 16 #17
lunatica Jan 16 #18
colorado_ufo Jan 19 #20
cate94 Jan 19 #21
lunatica Jan 19 #22

Response to lunatica (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 06:51 PM

1. Wonderful! I especially like the elbow articulation and the armpit.

I can't wait to start figure drawing. All I've done since I've started drawing again are brief poses from a group that gets together and poses for each other, clothed.

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Response to femmedem (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 06:55 PM

3. That's one of the challenges of figure drawing

You donít get to pick the pose and you do get a great deal of foreshortened limbs. Itís wonderfully challenging.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 06:54 PM

2. Nicely done!

Iíve had several life drawing classes in years past but never once had an older male model.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 07:01 PM

4. The professor always asked for all varieties of humans

We had the opportunity to draw men and women, slim, fat, muscular, old and young, and of all races.

The classes were in the Community College. 3 hour classes on Saturdays.

One interesting thing was when I went to other colleges and looked at what the students posted I would recognize many of the models.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 07:28 PM

5. Lucien Freud did not seem to have similiar inhibitions.

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Response to empedocles (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:32 PM

12. If this were an art site and not a political public forum I

would feel differently. Iím just wary of some people being offended.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 07:32 PM

6. I see uninvolved...man observing, but not participating...he doesn't look open to happiness.

If that's what you saw in him, you captured him perfectly!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:24 PM

10. He was pretty aloof

He had some excellent poses and could hold them for as long as needed, which is usually an hour or so. To me he seemed to be off in a daydream with a far away look in his eyes. But he never talked or interacted with any of the artists. But thatís not odd.

When the models pose in one position for an hour or more they tend to look disengaged.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 10:15 PM

19. Then I think you translated his mood into your art!!!! Well done!!!!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 07:57 PM

7. George Carlin!

Seriously--its a nice study.

I recently bought a sketch book and charcoal. Haven't done anything yet, trying to get the time. Been away from it for years.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:20 PM

8. You'll be very pleasantly surprised when you do start

Youíll find that youíve mysteriously developed artistically. Thatís because your subconscious doesnít stop learning. Everyone here would love to see your work, no matter what level you think youíre on. Good luck! Itís a great place to post!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:20 PM

9. Its art. Nothing to apolgize for.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:28 PM

11. I agree it's art, but the world is full of easily offended people.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:34 PM

13. Meh. The world is not made of egg shells. Its one thing to be provocative and another to ...

try to enlighten. Art enlightens, even when it is provocative.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:38 PM

14. Yes! I like your attitude

Art is art.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:40 PM

15. Its another language not everybody speaks or understands. Their world is poorer for it.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:47 PM

16. I also see it as psychologically

Vital to express the feelings humans have. It is the most ancient form of communication and fundamental inner life. Itís the practice of magic that can conjure a subconscious reaction in others. And the most amazing thing about it is that everyone does it in their own unique way.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:53 PM

17. I think you're hooked!

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Response to marble falls (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 10:01 PM

18. You got me!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 12:36 PM

20. Good work.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 11:45 PM

21. You do excellent work

I hope you archive your work better than I did. While I had done some very sensitive figure work in college, over the years the lines have blurred - charcoal does that eventually - even with fixative-and the paper has deteriorated. You do beautiful work, thanks for sharing!

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Response to cate94 (Reply #21)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 11:53 PM

22. I do take care of my drawings

I use fixative, but most of my drawings have been sealed in sturdy laminated plastic. Theyíve survived well, considering that all my figure drawings and some portraits like this one are 20 to 40 years old. Iím very glad I took that precaution!

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