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Figure Study by WoodyLWG Figure Study by WoodyLWG
Long pose figure study using compressed charcoal on layout bond paper.
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HarryBelton Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very good classic pose
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ncfwhitetigress Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Student General Artist
Reminds me of one of those classic greek nudes. Absolutely stunning!
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TrajanII Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016   Traditional Artist
Lovely image, professionally drawn
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CuteTanukichi Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Student General Artist
[heart] it!
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Observer14 Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
You've only got a small bit of her face here, but love the way her eye and turn of her head reinforce the "attitude" in the angle of her hips and hand.  A most excellent model!  :D
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HoustonArtz Featured By Owner May 13, 2016
Seen this over and over again, still one of the best figure studies I have ever seen.
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:iconvicman160:
vicman160 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
Great drawing. Almost photo realistic.
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NaekedTruth Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Really beautifull!!
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mrcarlitos4u Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Student General Artist
great work!
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Andy-B123 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Im learning how to do this in my life drawing class, and it is very hard to get the shading right.  You make it look easy here.  Nice job!
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ClairObscur16 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
I wish I watched some new drawings like this one?
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MorpheusAmadeus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
Inspirational. Thank you for posting this image.
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:iconartin2007:
artin2007 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
....especially good musculature and lighting!
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4N63L-Z3R0 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Student General Artist
This is absolutely stunning.
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:iconbripin:
BRipin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
Superb!
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:iconzelipe3:
zelipe3 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!
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Jsmigle Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Professional Artist
Beautiful drawing!
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jvel4073 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Stunning Art Work Here. Just so Beautiful, Love your Style and technique. :winner:
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PapaG-art Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice drawings you have. Great art work!
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sugomon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice!
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andrewcox Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well done.
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davidvaughn444 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love your work, amigo! :love: Very, very inspiring!!!
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Waxmann Featured By Owner May 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
If this is from life then life is beautiful!
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Miss-Audaum-Lovet Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
beautiful!
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Vladimir12908 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
nice work!
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:iconhopfield:
Hopfield Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just beautiful, especially the subtle curves of the muscles around the spine. I love it :D
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NikEnglishArt Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
wonderful job
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Artist
Beautiful artwork, congratulations! Big hug...
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GeovanniGonzalez Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
great on capturing the likeness of the human figure :)
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infantrymonster Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful job
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HokkcsN Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Student Artist
beautiful !
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WoodyLWG Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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VipsaniusAgrippa Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Hot damn, that anatomy! Everything is just where it needs to be, and functions exactly how it's supposed to.
All the little details such as little pudges, the spine curvature, just everything makes it so beautiful.
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WoodyLWG Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I worked very hard at this one to make it nice. It definitely helps to know what is going on under the surface, even when working from life or from photo reference - having solid ecorche' knowledge is essential to representing the figure well.
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CamLu Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Great work! How long does it take to comple this drawing ?
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:iconwoodylwg:
WoodyLWG Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you CamLu. It took a fair while to do, I think around twenty hours.
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5-blue-marks Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Your wonderful artwork has been featured in the news. Congrats. :rose:
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Pontenigra Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
I don't think I have seen a life figure study as good as this. Not in a long time, anyway. Wow.
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WoodyLWG Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Pontenigra, it was a lot of fun too do, but also a lot of hard work. Glad that you enjoyed it.
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Gamerhomie Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
Yeah... I'm definitely trying to get there. I'm having problems with proportion and rendering when it comes to the figure. This is a pretty solid piece. How long did it take and how did you get the background so smooth. Did you just keep going over it again and again lightly?
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WoodyLWG Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Gamerhomie, the only advice I can give you is to slow down, work from the big angles and volumes down to the finer details. Same goes for rendering, this is rendered using charcoal, so the tone was built very carefully over and over, then lifted with a chamois and kneaded eraser. The background tone is from the original vine charcoal sketch and tone study that I wiped away with my chamois cloth. Total time was around 20 to 24 hours, 7 days at 3 to 4 hours a night.
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Gamerhomie Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
Thanks for the advice. And I've been using the same tools as well. The longest I've been able to get in a piece is about 9 hours which is when I wanted to start putting in finer details but I just couldn't find more class time. I'm starting another one next week, will definitely think about this, thanks again.
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ShawnaCT Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
Love this pose. Also think your proportions are spot on. Very stunning.
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WoodyLWG Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Shawna. I spent a great deal of time with study of the anatomy in order to really understand the form before starting. Observation and representation are tricky, tricky things!
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