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speed drawing "figure study", photo by Marcus Ranum ([link]) an amazing photographer, with kind permission.
graphite on smooth bristol board, 50cm x 65cm,
tools: mechanical pencil, dry brush, mechanical and kneaded eraser, grid, shammy

have fun watching the speed drawing video on youtube: --->[link]<---
100 hours drawing in about 3 minutes


and visit our Speed-Drawing group if you like drawing time lapse videos =)
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IamDogged Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
What is your secret to making the hands and the line of the neck so grace in this position? When I try similar poses, the neck is always too long or short, and my fingers look stiff/awkward. I especially adore how you've done the curve of the spine into the hip--it's so graceful! Sorry to sound like such a fan girl but I truly admire you talented figure artists. To date, I have only 4 figures I've drawn and they all have marked/glaring flaws of technique...
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014   General Artist
Thank you! My secret is to make very precise measurements and in this drawing i use a very thin grid with 1 cm squares. I start with thin lines which can be erased then i check the drawing very often with the reference to spot differences. When the lines seem ok i start with the volumes and shadings.
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IamDogged Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome! That's a brilliant and logical way to assure artistic quality and integrity. I'd heard mention of that in some classes a long while back, but never got around to trying it. Either way, your result is a masterful mix of both fluid and precise technique. Consider me a 'fangirl' :p
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014   General Artist
Thank you soooo much! That made my day!
If you have any questions about my technique, feel free to ask. =)
Have a nice day!:sun:
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IamDogged Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Amazingly dramatic shading skills! The texture changes from curve highlighting to hair to muscled leg is magnificent! Must add to my Faves!
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014   General Artist
Thank you very much! =)
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1stSurugi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome
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badlilmunkee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This drawing of a figure study is truly beautiful.

I just watched you speed drawing link and was simply amazed at how precise all of your pencil strokes were.

But what really impressed me was how you wold jump from the middle of the model's arm/leg and then begin drawing her hand/foot- only to link the two after the hand/foot was fully drawn. Am I right to guess that you only started drawing her hand/foot after measuring? I'm guessing that would only make sense, to keep everything in proportion.

Needless to say, I really found this speed drawing video most thought provoking. Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us. :)
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013   General Artist
Thank you very much! Yes you are right, I've made a very fine grid which is almost invisible in the video to keep all proportions as exact as possible. The "jump" from the middle of the arm to the hand for example is rather because of the new camera position and because i draw mostly from left to right and from top to bottom so i don't have to lay my drawing hand over the graphite and don't smear finished parts of the drawing. Most challenging was to not even touch the white paper at all because the paper would pic up tiny amounts of oil and water from my hands which would make smooth shadings much more difficult. The steam of my hand would also make the paper expand and make bumps.
I hope this answered you question about the "jump" and thank you very much for your attention to my work. =)
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badlilmunkee Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
~ i draw mostly from left to right and from top to bottom so i don't have to lay my drawing hand over the graphite and don't smear finished parts of the drawing.~

Ooh, wow, good point! I honestly never gave much thought to where I begin and end a drawing until now. So being that I am left handed, I guess it would really make a whole lot more sense for me to work from right to left, as well as from bottom to to top.

Thanks so much for answering my question. :D
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   General Artist
You're welcome! =)
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ArtistTaylorAnn Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful piece. Very elegant and calming. A lot of work for an incredible result.
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner May 12, 2013   General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Waa2 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful
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saoirsesushi Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
beautiful shading!
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pjs1998 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you do the original justice!
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sylvainArtist Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Really amazing work. :clap:
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   General Artist
Thank you!=)
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Mak-Made Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wooow you almost made me want to quit drawing ^^
This one is very impressive : )
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   General Artist
don't^^ and thanks =)
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow!!! You are amazing! This is wonderful! :clap:
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   General Artist
Thank you!=)
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are always welcome :glomp:
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diavolinas Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
:wow:
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JohnRose-Illustrator Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Most excellent work. I can definitely see this being a 100 hr. project.

:love:
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   General Artist
Thank you!=)
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:iconjohnrose-illustrator:
JohnRose-Illustrator Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure. That's a LOT of work there… :faint:
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MonikaLoesser Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
FABULOUS!
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Lemmy-X Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfeaturedplz: This excellent piece of art is featured in #AllWomen's journal. [link]
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
this is gorgeous!
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Doarted Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very awesome video
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jairolago Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Really amazing drawing!! You are very talented! :) [link]
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Flipper1980 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Oh, wow! You've really caught her beautiful lines
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danyboz Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful drawing :thumbsup:
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LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the hair! Beautiful :)
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   General Artist
Thank you very much! :sun:
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klody Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg thats beautiful and so well done, we can almost dont believe you that its really a drawing :P :love:
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F0ggi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Magnificent drawing:).

Love the shading in this work especially with the lighting, that's brings out the details. Great form with the pose very elegant and soft as well.:heart:

You did an amazing work, keep it up.

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blanket86 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Very nice shadding!
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Promet-he-us Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   General Artist
More than amazing. I think I have not spend a hundred hours with all of my drawings in the past year altogether. What a fantastic achievement. Thank you for sharing!

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petebud Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work - Peter
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Yngwie-Malmsteen Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I watched the video I Loved this art very cool I wait a day I learn this or near , thanks by image !!!!
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jvel4073 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent and serious Skills on this very Beautifully done drawing. Worth the time spent on it. My New Friend, From Juan. :handshake:
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Chipman1911 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovely!
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tommyb709 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
nice. i'm off to the youtube video...
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   General Artist
Thank you! I hope you liked it =)
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DCArtwerks Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I just saw your YouTube video. That was amazing! What kind of mechanical pencil did you use to achieve your tones? I have never thought to use one for blending. Brilliantly done!
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   General Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like the video!
The mechanical pencil is 0.5mm with B1 leads but the tones have mainly been achieved with the brush and graphite powder from a woodless graphite stick.
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
very nicely done! :nod:
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