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Cast Drawing - Torso by Andantonius Cast Drawing - Torso by Andantonius
Here's my final piece for this semester's Cast Drawing class. At long last, it is done! If you want to view the whole process, check it out on my blog

The goal for this one was to make the most polished and realistic drawing possible, so we had the entire semester to work on just this one, and it took all that and a little more. But it was well worth it, I learned a lot about value structure and edge control, not to mention a handling of charcoal, and especially the ability to stop and think for a second and not put any marks on the paper until thoroughly understanding what it is I'm about to do and why. As Richard Schmidt says, once your initial sketch lines are done, there shouldn't be a single arbitrary mark made throughout the rest of the process. Gotta stay in that mode, as it's the key to efficient painting, especially in terms of concept art.

All in all it was an awesome study, definitely gonna do more of these over the years, it's an excellent reminder of both technical skills and correct patience and discipline.

Hope ya dig it!

Nitram Charcoal, Canson Mi-Tientes paper, about 80-90 hours, lots of music, and approximately 15.34 miles walked between my observation point and drawing station.
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jghgrh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Did you do a lot of studys over your semester to get to that point or work on that one all year????
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
We built up to it a little bit, we drew some value scales and practiced the drawing stage, but after that we spent pretty much a full 5 months on it.
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jghgrh Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing,I am doing the Watts Atelier online to help me.
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! I've heard good things about Watts, anywhere that gets you traditional draftsmanship skills is a good thing. Jeff's figure paintings are so lovely.
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adardarnov Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job. 
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PakdeMatt Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
I guess you take this photo with a bad camera.
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FancyxGrenades Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful work! I'm a sucker for beautifully detailed charcoal pieces. I haven't had much practice with charcoal myself, but it definitely was one of my favorites to draw with (even though my pieces were terrible Cx ). I would definitely say all the time was well spent. Great job c:
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StylusKnight Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome what camera did you use?!


jk this is very well done.
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, Thanks! :)
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yf19-sama Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I've see A LOT of master class drawings since I'm here (2007) but it's the first time I couldn't notice the difference from a photo even in the full view.

Thanks for the description, showing such results are possible is precious.
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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Codalunga Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
"and approximately 15.34 miles walked between my observation point and drawing station."
ahha! I'm happy : i'm not the only...
great work!
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol, it's the little things that make art fun. =P

Thanks!
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Escarleto Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
i love this. great job.
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shanghai-lights Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
SHIT, I thought this was a photo! The amount of hard work and skill in this drawing is incredible! Keep up the good work!
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :D
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cenizo-verum Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is such an incredible drawing. You are so talented and must have an amazing amount of perseverance (:
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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buttercupdelirium Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Incredible! I can hardly imagine the effort that's gone into this. Congrats on the achievement!
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :D
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Joodlz Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Student Filmographer
this is great!! !
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Abglanz Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
this is some great stuff! the shading and the proportions of the muscles are verrrrry good :D !
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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JodeOnslow Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap.. I had to look several times over the pic before I could believe that's actually a charcoal drawing.
Dude, that is just amazing... really, really amazing!.

I've got to say it's really inspiring watching your art, and seeing how much you've improved over the past couple of years.
...Damn I really need to learn more about the fountations of art.
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks very much! That's always nice to hear! :)

And yeah, can't beat studying foundations. It's hard to do anything else if they're falling behind, doing this kinda stuff helps every other aspect of your work, definitely worth attempting. :)
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