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Moonlander 2 - Teddy version :iconroy-p:roy-p 2 2 Story :iconroy-p:roy-p 1 0 A few details of 'The hunt' :iconroy-p:roy-p 2 5 The Hunt :iconroy-p:roy-p 4 5
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WIP of figure study in acrylic, Nov '16 :iconroy-p:roy-p 3 0
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Figure study in acrylic - Nov '16 :iconroy-p:roy-p 6 0
Egg :iconroy-p:roy-p 6 2
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Another study of the human back, acrylic :iconroy-p:roy-p 6 2
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figure study, conte :iconroy-p:roy-p 5 5
Horse study sketch, acrylic :iconroy-p:roy-p 4 6
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Figure study, drawing, Sep '16 :iconroy-p:roy-p 3 0
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Figure study, charcoal etc, Sep '16 :iconroy-p:roy-p 5 0
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Figure study, acrylic, Sep '16 :iconroy-p:roy-p 4 2
Moonlander - preliminary sketch :iconroy-p:roy-p 3 0 Tree :iconroy-p:roy-p 6 3 Uproot - a still life :iconroy-p:roy-p 4 0

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anatldae Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy New Year! < 3
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roy-p Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
A very Happy and Creative year to you Tiff! :D I apologize for my delayed response, was out traveling for a while. I hope you continue to create those wonderful pictures, and write just as beautifully throughout 2017 and beyond.
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Akiuonsen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Student Photographer
Stunning gallery! Congratulations. :happybounce: 
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roy-p Featured By Owner Edited Aug 18, 2016
Thank you! That's very kind of you :)
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anatiidae Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
Hey Roy, a quick question! I'm starting to draw human figures and I remembered you draw a lot of them, where do you normall find your reference images? Do you find them just on dA stock accounts or do you know any good websites?
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roy-p Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
Hi Tiff, thank you for the question - am glad you asked :) Yes, you're right I mostly get it from DA stock. But you may also visit onairvideo.com on the web which has a fantastic free artist resource section (Croquis cafe) with lots of posed pics. Besides livemodelbooks.com also has free samples which can be used (apart from their paid stock). I think its okay if images are used to draw from as educational reference, but its also prudent and fair to just email them and ask (besides crediting) if one wishes to post it somewhere. Sometimes I just don't know, or have lost track of my source image, but I thank them anyway.

Sometimes, you'll also find usable refs in DA's artistic nudes section, but I have to warn you about the explicitly graphic nature of most of what's posted there. So you have to do a lot of mental sorting to take only what you can use. I usually go for full body refs in good lighting (e.g. single direct light source with reflected light diffusely illuminating the shadows) which bring out the form better. Selfies taken in the mirror, using flash, are rarely of any use. Also, in order to learn form, shape, structure etc, you may use refs of models of any age, gender, body type. Anybody can be an art model and a valuable source of knowledge for figure artists.

Another valuable source is 'studying' (as against copying) sculptures and figure paintings/drawings by past masters. What you see in their work is the fruit of years of studying, so they have already worked out the problems in advance and include the most representative features in their work. I think the British museum is also a good source, from where you can study Greek era sculptures directly.

Reading up a bit of artistic anatomy will help you know what to look for, what to internalize and incorporate in your work. As the old adage goes - the eyes can't see what the mind doesn't know. I said more than was asked of me, but then I have difficulty reining in my typing fingers on this subject :) Good luck to you!
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anatiidae Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
Ahh no that's really helpful, thank you so much for all of the resources!

I'll check out the livemodel website, I have Croquis Cafe saved in my bookmarks now, thank you ^u^ And I agree with different models of different heights, shapes etc... that's what I've tried to do at the moment. I find a lot of artists only focus on one type of body shape , when in my opinion you learn more drawing all sorts of body types, not to mention beauty comes in many forms ^^ 
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anatiidae Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Hey, Roy! How are things going? How is your New Year?
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roy-p Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Hi Tiff! :) I'm fine, thank you so much! Yes, my New Year has been a bit busy so far, but will ease off soon I hope. May 2015 be full of merriment and creativity for you and your dearest ones :)
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creatingisbreathing Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hi! Thank you for taking time to answer me, I love your galery :D
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