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Gil Elvgren Master Copy

I have been working on a number of things in the last months, but have completely abandoned this site for a while (shame on me!). I figured I would start posting again, starting from the newest piece.

This is an 8 hour-ish master copy after Gil Elvgren. I was trying to study how to render more feminine subject, and incidentally noticed all of his paintings use frontal lighting to accentuate the roundness of the forms.┬áConte and Wollff’s Carbon charcoal pencils on smooth newsprint.

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Life drawing

Life drawing in conte charcoal watts atelier method

 

A series of quick sketches from the last life drawing session.
After the model kept insisting on the absolutely irrelevant poses (like the middle one, on the left) I decided it was time to (kindly) ask her to do something a little more dynamic, and she grabbed a chair. Next will be having a better lighting! Getting there little by little.

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