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Heads and Hands Class Field Trip

Post by John Juan » Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:40 am

Hello everyone! I went to Cal Berkley today to sketch from some castings of famous ancient Greek statues they are restoring. Here are two portrait studies I did.
-Statues make great models!

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-John Tallacksen

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Post by emma » Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:06 pm

Great tones you've got there. Yeah, statues aren't going to look at you strangely and walk quickly away, or complain, or really even... move. :D

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Post by Thorsten » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:09 pm

Indeed, they really did a good job ... but only if the sketchee is doing a good one, too :lol: Seems like you have been a perfect team!

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Post by Lindsay » Sat Dec 03, 2005 4:13 am

John, these are really rich drawings. Lovely proportions and shadings.
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Post by John Juan » Sat Dec 03, 2005 5:14 pm

Thanks for the kind words everyone :D

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Post by Mike Thompson » Sat Dec 03, 2005 11:33 pm

Beautiful pieces.
THINK! Why is there NEVER time enough to do something RIGHT, but ALWAYS enough time to do it OVER?

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Post by Wind » Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:38 pm

Beautiful work! Nice shading!
Did you use conte, charcoal or graphite?

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Post by John Juan » Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:19 pm

Both are only graphite on toned paper.

Part of the assignment was to finish the drawings over Thanksgiving break; so I added some more structure to Parocles' form.

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Thanks again to everyone who left me comments.
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Post by John Juan » Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:27 pm

Here are some more portraits I did of live models in the same class. All of these are charcoal on newsprint paper. Some have conte mixed in as-well. The last one was a quick 2 minute sketch.

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