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Here's my drawing from tonight's figure session. I had a pretty frustrating day so I went back to pastels for the first time in a long time to just play with shapes and values and form and just have fun and not worry about studying something specific, and I think it turned out pretty successfully.

My initial plan was just to use the brown and light yellow, but as always seems to happen I got ancy and busted out a warm and cool pastel to spice things up, which I think in this case turned out to be a good decision, I like some of the more saturated linework set against the more muted forms inside, it's something I'd want to play with for sure, maybe see if I can get some of that effect in to my finished works.

I was also trying to do a decent composition for possibly the first time ever in a life drawing session, and I think it worked out alright. The flowy white cloth was added from imagination and I think overall the piece ended up having some nice elegance, lots of fun for sure.

Hope ya dig!

Pastel on Neenah Paper, 18"x24", 3 hours
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:iconfenglongjushi:
FengLongJuShi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
very good! :)
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Jasmine-Jean Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   General Artist
Beautiful, I really love this.
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:iconandantonius:
Andantonius Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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SimonBoxer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is awesome, Jon!

I reckon there's a lot of power in just letting go and having fun, some of the best art comes out when there's no pressure! ha

Anyway, keep kickin ass.
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Sboxle! Definitely agree, getting your mind in that place allows for much more experimentation which usually ends up being awesomer.

You too broskie!
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UnusualSpectra Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist
It's terrific :) I really do love the unusual colors. They really tie the thing together for me, and add interest.
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Serious-Taco Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I absolutely love this c:
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Fredrik-Rattzen Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional
very nice Jon!
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:iconandantonius:
Andantonius Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Fredrik! Much appreciated! :D
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ChopperJ Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
I really love the colors! It's great!
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Erobern Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I think there is something funky with her extended leg. Like her calf looks a bit too foreshortened in comparison to her thigh and her foot might be a little small for how close it is to the viewer.
But of course, the colors look beautiful :) And the subtle lighting changes all over her form are expertly done and the composition is very successful in my opinion!
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Good point! Definitely some issues with the foreshortening going on, thanks for the crits and comments! :)
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rcorpse Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Nice job on the colors.
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