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Elson sunshine
Hey, so... a couple of days ago I posted a question asking what masters should I study to improve line with a pencil and using the over-hand grip... "but nobody came"(see what I did there?). So I had to do some research on my own and I'm here to report my findings to you my fellow aspiring artists :) So New masters academy's channel on Youtube has these great demo sessions with artists such as Glen vilppu, Steve Huston, etc. They do quick sketches from 1 to 5 minutes, and drawing along with them can be pretty insightful. there's also a playlist on the channel with Joshua's (NMA founder) demos(speeded up). So if you wanna improve your line quality with a pencil copy those guys. Good luck. FWOOSH *disappears in thin air*
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Ben McCrea
Gustav Rehberger is an artist I have recently found out about whose figure drawings and mark-making are filled with power and energy. Some videos of Rehberger working have been recently posted on YouTube -- the sound and video quality is lacking, but you can see him working with the overhand grip. You can check out some of his drawings here: https://www.gustavrehbergerfineart.com/drawings
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Elson sunshine
Thank you!
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John Carter
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Hi Elson, sorry I missed your first post. I too love to pour over drawings of artists I admire hoping to soak up a bit of their technique. One illustrator who's pencil technique I admire quite a bit is Austin Briggs. Sadly he is no longer with us and there is no video of him actually drawing. But there are many books that collect both his paint and pencil illustrations for magazines and print ads of the last mid-century period. You might want to check some of his stuff out? Has anyone else heard of him and/or admire his work Cheers! Edit: Oh! and John Singer Sargent's portraits in pencil are pure gold! They are very instructive upon close examination. I cannot recommend them enough.
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sargent portrait charles sprague sargent 72dpi
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Elson sunshine
Thanks! That definitely helps And it's okay, that actually made me do my own research
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Jonathan
You might also look at Raphael's drawings. His studies are remarkable. But you won't see him on video actually execute the line. There are some really excellent images online of his preliminary studies, the Royal Collection Trust has some images that are really well imaged - https://www.rct.uk/. (Raphael's study of his "Massacre of the Innocents" demonstrates why he is a master) I really appreciate that you did this research to answer your own question and shared it. Thank you for that.
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Elson sunshine
thanks for the advice
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