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Andrew, I’ve been searching online for clays, to buy by the case load. chavant on their website had multiple distributors listed. Since California is nearest me (in Utah, like you), as closest distributor, I’ve been checking out California based companies. After a half dozen whose websites didn’t seem to work right, I found this amazing group created by sculptors for sculptors. When I click on their “Chavant” tab or drop down menu and come to the following link, I don’t find the link fact clay such as you’ve featured in this videos thumbnail. The first item listed, however, would that essentially be what you’re using? It’s green, and “monu-melt”. At further look, (a second page of product) they have tan and brown NSP, but not green. Dang. I want green. https://www.afasupplies.com/collections/chavant-clay
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Shaun
I went to Dollar Tree the other day when passing by to get some of this clay, but didn’t find any. I wonder if it’s in stock a lot or little?
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Shaun
Awesome. I’d relish seeing the beeswax added, and details to that.
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Shaun
This model is outstanding in his proportions. Is he 9 headlengths tall? He’d certainly be 8 head-lengths tall. He’s a delight to see with all the very clear muscular definition and bone and tendon landmarks easy to identify. His tall, masculinely elegant frame is wonderful. As artists, what use do we have of these images as references for work?
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Shaun
Posted to Instagram: I’m studying line, as an assignment, and copying this work (Untitled, c. 1984, Graphite on paper) of Étienne, a Chicago born artist who was contemporary with Tom of Finland and they liked each other’s work.  This assignment was to study the way a chosen master does line. So delightful to me is this scene, that I selected it to draw.  My rendition has not been rendered exact to the original, as you might suspect, but I find I’ll not wish to adopt Étienne’s means of line, I think I’ll prefer the shading that Tom does instead.  The content is what pleased me most here, seeing that bare naked, exquisitely toned, and muscular soldier’s gluteal perfection. Lol. Few things are as beautiful, to me. The overall piece looks crowded, sloppy, and disjointed in terms of foreground and background all feeling to be one and it makes it hard to read the scene.  Between the two artists I’ve thus far researched for this assignment, Tom of Finland will definitely be the guy I’ll prefer to study line with, as his drawings read so much clearer. His line and shading make his scenes much easier on the eyes to make out what is going on.  Dare I delve into that content though? I’ll have to decide. My copy on the right, graphite, charcoal and ball point pen on paper.  The original is on the left, by Etienne, sourced on page 94 of of the book, “Tom of Finland, The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero,” by F. Valentine Hooven 
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@b0uncyb0nes
After going through some of the shape lessons as well, I’m surprised to come back to this lesson feeling some improvement. Line study after Aaron Blaise
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Shaun
Nicely done. Love your lines and their variation.
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Vin
Hi, I’ve been practicing my depth and form drawing skills and I’d like to share my latest attempt. I started with graphite and then used charcoal to emphasize the dark lines. (I tried using charcoal from the beginning, but it was too difficult for me.) I hope that people can tell the depth and form in my work. I would appreciate any feedback you may have. Thank you! By the way, before I learned from Proko, I can't and don't know how to draw shoes, but I can did it now! Thank you!
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Shaun
Those are some handsome shoes
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Shaun
Oh man. I just had a taste of soft charcoal pencil that wouldn’t take to the paper that had already been darkened by a normal graphite pencil. That exercise made me happy inasmuch as I didn’t trace but drew from observation. I felt I would challenge myself and didn’t have a robust way to trace, anyway.
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@aubrey
I felt I needed some more practice with line wight. I apply line wight fine when I doing exercises to hone it, but after Im done with the exercise I don't think about it so it doesn't get into the drawing. I think some of it is that often I get lost in thought while I draw especially if Im working on my own project. It's kind of frustrating because I'll be working on a drawing and then I realize that something is off and most of the time its the lines or line quality. Can anyone relate?
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Shaun
Nice work.
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Shubhendu Bhaskar
Hi, I tried creating a character based on fox. Looking forward to any feedback. Loved doing this project.
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Shaun
Haha. Wow. How creative. What elegance.
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