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I am an actor,musician and writer with a ton of shit I must get off my chest. Painting is part of that process.


14080008 793324470809315 5672038223004730975 N by JeffreyLamarFirst semester "Life Drawing" class. This is "that" drawing in which the teacher is going to show us this same drawing at the end of the semester to show us how much we have improved. I can't even tell where I am anatomy-wise, when I look at this image, but I've been told I show promise.
You look long enough at your art it'll tell you what you're doing wrong. ( a Wordpress site)

Quick explanation of my first speed drawing session on this site.

First, the models are way better than "quick poses". More diverse and in more elaborate poses making certain muscle features more prominent in each pic. Also, the models run the gamut of young and old, clothed and nude, and the best part "normal body types as well as toned models"

That being said, I did one of their 30 minute speed classes. No money involved.

One thing you must remind yourself of is to focus on "form first detail later". That's something Cynthia preached a lot about in class.

It worked for me in the beginning of my session, but as the intervals for each pic got longer (something I'll have to check into) I noticed myself retracing my steps, shading, massing and instead of scrolling "manually" to the next image. I sat longer than I should've with an image and began to over think them. I started critiquing myself and started to get discouraged. Once I realized what my mind was doing I stopped, took a deep breath, realized what I was doing wrong and dove back in.

You've no idea what taking a deep breath will do for your craft. It resets you.

Long story short, I'm realizing how much anxiety I bring to the table. Perhaps I should take a few deep breaths before I start "anything" lol!

Anyway, I just wanted to share that.

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Null-Entity Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou kindly for the watch :D
FeatherandFaun Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! <3
JeffreyLamar Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Disse86 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
Thanks for watching! :)
SenhArt Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving :D
AdanFlores Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
JeffreyLamar Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional
Cheers for the watch, bud. Nice gallery.
JeffreyLamar Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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