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Oil paining video series on You Tube [Dec. 18th, 2007|02:16 pm]
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ijustwannasurf
This is a video in a series of them showing how to paint a sepia toned painting of a male face. I am not certain if she actually uses any color because it all looks sepia like the photograph she is working from.

Neat stuff though. But honestly, 3 hours or 4 hours to download a 5 minute video is ridiculus. So unless you are on cable or whatever it might not be worth it.

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Matt Busch Drawing vids on YouTube [Dec. 16th, 2007|08:49 pm]
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mylotr_lj
If you can stand the incredible slowness of YouTube then there are these neat drawing videos by Matt Busch with a Star Wars Theme.  While the videos are not necesarily teaching videos, more like commercials for his book You Can Draw Star Wars, they do inspire you to want to draw so I recommend them.  http://www.youtube.com/mattbusch

If you want to download these vids to your computer then you should first download a program called Tube Sucker, this program allows you to download the YouTube stuff and play it offline whenever. No more do you have to download for hours for each viewing. http://www.newrad.com/software/tubesucker/

The only problem I have is that in the second vid Busch shows how he uses a standard form for  drawing the faces and I am not certain how he can do this or if this is a good thing to teach since some people's foreheads are longer or shorter than their faces and sometimes the chin and so on is longer or shorter, the face is not always equally spaced. 

There are some portrait painting videos that I want to post links to also. 

If nothing else this board might become a resource if not an active course.

:-)
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Loomis Drawing The Head And Hands [Oct. 29th, 2007|07:35 am]
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mylotr_lj
[Current Mood |creativecreative]

Andrew Loomis wrote a book in the 1940's called Drawing The Head And Hands. He still has a fan base. I suggest you download the book from this website as I am not going to post it here because it is unlcear who owns the copyrights and Loomis has not been dead 100 years yet :-)

http://fineart.sk

I'll be concentrating on the hands first then we'll start on the face. The face stuff is more complex and hands are also very important to a good, expressive, drawing so I thought it would be good to start with that.


                                                                     First Assignment

Your first assignment is to read the section on hands and if anyone wants to submit GOOD photographs of their hands for us to draw from that would be great. Page 1 Hands, page 2, page 3,

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Then draw 5 hands. I'll see if I can get some good pictures of male and female hands so you can also see texture and structure.

POST the drawings in this comments section of this particular post NOT as a new thread of its own. This way we can keep the board clean and if people want to join the hands drawing thing late they can see all the drawings and helpful posts in one place and not have to scroll and scroll through posts that might not all relate to the same thing.



If this community does good and enough people are wanting to share and learn and help eachother then we can start learning the face. Anyone who would be brave enough to share some photographs of their faces making all sorts of expressions so we could study the way the muscles move the skin and all that, that would be great.

:-)

NOTE: I also want to say that Loomis will not be the exclusive person we will learn from or suggest his tutorials. Anyone who has a favorite figure drawing book or teacher please share that.

:-)

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 http://mywebpages.comcast.net/wnor/lesson5mus&tendonsofhand.htm

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What this group is for [Oct. 29th, 2007|07:16 am]
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mylotr_lj
This group is for artists of all levels to learn and teach drawing skills.

At first I'll post stuff from the renowned teacher Andrew Loomis and anyone who wants to can do the exorcises and post their results.

I hope that artists who are really good at drawing will also post tutorials here, but more than just tutorials I want them to be lessons where we can ask questions and share our problems with our drawings.

This is NOT a place to just post your most recent drawing or painting. Such posts will be erased. The only drawings you can post are those you want to get help with or your exorcises.

The skill of drawing is, in my opinion, the rock upon which great painting skills are built. Plus drawing is cheap enough, no paints or canvas just paper and pencils which are readily available.

Enjoy
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