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Rossie
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Posted -  29/12/2007  :  16:34
As there seems to be quite a bit of artistic talent around here, I thought I would start a pencil sketch section .....


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conty
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Posted - 11/02/2011 : 08:54
Work In Progress


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Stanley
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Posted - 12/02/2011 : 06:25
You learn something every day if you ask questions... Thanks Conor.


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conty
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Posted - 12/02/2011 : 20:20
i need to take a leaf out of your book. had my school report today and its not what i wanted to hear so ive spent the day sorting out a proper time table adding more study time as i am definatly going to mess up my A levels if i dont sort this out now, the exams are in may!!! and ive not really been spending enough time on it. iknow you ALL told me about time management but i havent taken it seriously enough. but its going to change. the penny has finally dropped!!



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belle
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Posted - 13/02/2011 : 01:00
Must be the week for pennies dropping, someone here has just decided they haven't been working hard enough too! Still time to catch it up, don't let regret cause inaction, roll themsleves up and claw back the time!


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Stanley
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Posted - 13/02/2011 : 05:19
Conor, you'll be all right. You've realised in time. Now get your head down. Read all your notes again and boil them down onto index cards with bullet points. This reinforces the memory links. Do this for all the subjects and the night before the exam, and just before you go into the room, read the index card and it will trigger off all the links you built while boiling the subject down. Don't do any reading the night before, get a good night's sleep. Works like magic!


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conty
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Posted - 17/02/2011 : 20:58
i went to pick up my prints today. one is perfect but the other isnt, so hes going to redo it which will take another 3 days. its taking ages to sort out but hopefully it will be done and sorted soon. but i was being fussy. i want it right and as close to the original as humanly possible. but i am pleased with the one hes done so far for me

and i have purchased some clay, and a load of sculping tools. i will get more marks in my A levels for a sculpture than a pencil drawing. ive got all next week off so i am throwing myself into the stephen fry and then if i want a break from that start on a sculpture. ive got so much i want to do, i dont know where to start!

and what do i sculpt?? i really want to do an old man, so i think i might just do my great grandfathers head/bust, something with alot of character and it will be lovely to have that to keep of him as he is getting old now, or is that morbid?


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frankwilk
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Posted - 17/02/2011 : 22:48
Not morbid it will become a treasure.
 
Believe me when future generations are looking at the past to have something like that, will be wonderful.



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belle
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Posted - 17/02/2011 : 23:55
Go for it Conty, it sounds a great idea!


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Stanley
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Posted - 18/02/2011 : 05:24
Try just concentrating on a hand. You're good at detail, pour it all into just one feature?


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conty
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Posted - 19/02/2011 : 21:12
it was easier for me to do my gramp (not great gramp) as he lives closer so it was easier for me to take all the measurements of the head and photographs for reference

anyway i started it this afternoon after lunch and i have suprised myself i have done so much, its not finished yet but im hoping it might be tomorrow, anyway heres a quick pic of what ive done so far



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belle
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Posted - 19/02/2011 : 23:51
Looking good, what are you using for an armatuer?...not sure if that's how you spell it!


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Stanley
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Posted - 20/02/2011 : 05:24
Again, impressive! Have you tried walking on water?


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Tizer
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Posted - 20/02/2011 : 11:27
Belle, it's spelt `a-r-m-c-h-a-i-r'.


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conty
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Posted - 20/02/2011 : 18:54
belle there is no armateur to speak of as its hollow, the clay isnt more than 3/4 of an inch thick, i guess its more like a mask.

the wooden bit is just something i quickly knocked up in the garage, it has a wooden spike that the mask is held on by. as i have to be able to pull it off to be fired plus then i will have the hole then to support the finished head for display.

if i made the head whole it would still have to be hollow as it would explode in the kiln. though i still have to be careful because if there are any air pockets in the clay it will still explode even though its only aprox 3/4 inch thick. but this is a practice piece, but i am enjoying it alot more than i thought. so more to come im sure.

stanley haha i promise i sink!!

ive just got another commission to do, they have asked for their dog to be done in pastels. looks like im having a weekend of trying new things. ive agreed so fingers crossed i can do it justice.

And i visited my great gramp today and he loves the thought of having his head done so i have taken loads of photos and i have taken all his facial measurements. he was rather excited about it so i dont look on it as being morbid now, he loves the idea himself


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Sunray10
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Posted - 20/02/2011 : 19:43
Conty, I remember watching a programme some years back called 'Meet The Ancestors'. A woman on that was making clay heads to match prehistoric skulls. Yours is as good as  hers, and she was an expert who'd been making clay heads for many years. What you have done is excellent. So well done to you.

Edited by - Sunray10 on 21/02/2011 20:55:06


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