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SWIMMER MAN by RitaFosterArt SWIMMER MAN by RitaFosterArt
practice on blue paper, I kinda like it.
11x17 inch charcoal
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mlspot Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it. Every single detail
Keep up the good wok!
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dachsieboy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
One of the best charcoal sketches I have ever seen, bar none.  Practice or not, your command of the male physique is astounding, and your skill at conveying musculature is wonderful.
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AshMistyGary Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
this is one of the best pictures I have ever seen, you truly have a gift
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playtime72 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
He's my summer lover :P
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Santiago-1990 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
grandioso trabajo !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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RitaFosterArt Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
muchas gracias!
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KogaSean Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student General Artist
nice
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Lclio Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
GReat!!
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RitaFosterArt Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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Lclio Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
You're welcome
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EsebeiDoran Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh LalA! :hump: me likey very much!
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marksblanks Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Classic.
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brilliantik Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student General Artist
whoa nice!
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Sol-Sanctum Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Your eye for detail is simply put...quite amazing. :) I really like this piece of yours. In fact, looking through your whole gallery, I think it all looks so professional looking and beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
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LA-Fairy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it
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M-A-A-N Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
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Experimentalartist Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Student
Your work is amazing.
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RitaFosterArt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
aw thank you so much, I'm flattered.
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absynthememoir Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
I really love how the muscles stretch on this one :jawdrop:
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RitaFosterArt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, it was a real test to try shading all of the forms there.
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Pandaphobia Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oooh really nice. Looks so correct!
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RitaFosterArt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't know how I missed your comment but thank you I really do appreciate it!
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Pandaphobia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
haha no prob ^^
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stingingbees Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
The drawing is absolutely awesome, and that's coming from someone who was a swimmer.

only think, and it's real slight, is that I don't like the swim suit. It's not competitive, more like something you'd see at a beach in brasil... not that there's anything wrong with that.

love your work.
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RitaFosterArt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I'm flattered that you liked it. I think that next to the gymnast the physique of a swimmer is absolutely incredible!
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GFXNode Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
hi, this is really amazing i ended up looking at your whole gallery (i came from a link on vish's page). what was your reference for this piece?
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RitaFosterArt Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, I drew this from a photo I found on an internet search for "male swimmers" They have the most amazing bodies I think.
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Water-Fan2090 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
If you can make your drawings come true, I wish you can draw me with this guys body, man I wish I could look like that guy *jealous* -_-

Back to art; overall it looks like a real swimmer very good details on the muscle groups
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RitaFosterArt Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
you know I've found that swimmers have the best bodies to draw from. Their muscles are so cut!! Absolutely no body fat, lucky guys...
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Water-Fan2090 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The reason that there muscles are cut is that when swimming all of your muscles are active in some point of your strokes by changing strokes other muscles you've miss will get exercised as well and in combination of the water weight is like lifting weights as well. No body fat = that swimming is a cardiovascular exercise. So swimming is like a full exercise but you need a lot distress, stamina and determination so you can keep up with a swimming work out.
Just a little swimmer secrets since you like exercising.
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Spasticgraphic Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
A wonderful use of lighting! Your muscle knowledge is astounding, and even your hands are flawless. Amazing!
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RitaFosterArt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. I really really want to be able to draw this kind of thing from imagination but I guess there's no better way to learn that than to practice from what I see.
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ILoveKimimaro Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
ooooooooh that's REALLY nice. i like it a lot. he's pretty cute too. hmmmm, i may just have to fave this...
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RitaFosterArt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
ha ha, thank you!
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WhisperingWolf Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Nice one Rita!
You really are improving every time with these drawings - this one shows real character in his face.
Gorgeous and subtle!
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RitaFosterArt Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It is really nice to hear I'm improving. I think that's what I really like about DA is that I get a lot of advice on what works and what doesn't. Fresh eyes always seem to know best
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Pancaka Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Where do you typically get your references?
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RitaFosterArt Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I mainly find random photos that catch my eye. It's tough to find models with the body type that interests me. Plus, I like to be able to take my time with the drawings which could run up quite a bill with a model like that! I'll be working from life soon though, I plan on taking a mini trip to San Francisco for the day. I looked up some great drawing groups I could join in on...
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remzisan Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
good work :thumbsup:
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RitaFosterArt Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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remzisan Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
;)
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strongsight Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional Photographer
I really like it a lot! A lot a lot! It's very well done with the lighting and the water. If it weren't sketch on blue paper, as obvious as it sounds -- it looks just like a photograph!
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RitaFosterArt Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thats really sweet of you to say. I thought the blue paper would help with the whole "swimmer" theme
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strongsight Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
It does, and though I've mentioned it, I'll say it again: I really like it a lot!
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algomprado Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
C'mon Rita, tell me how you do it?... I want your skill!!!
Kuddos on this one... I really like it's expression.
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RitaFosterArt Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not really sure how, a lot of patience and correcting I think. I figure what's the rush? I have all the time in the world to make these drawings come out the way I intended them to.
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algomprado Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so patience can take you a long way.
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RitaFosterArt Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah I think so, well for me anyway...

I really think it helps to come back to the drawing the next day. It's almost like having a different set of eyes.
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algomprado Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yep, you're right about that.
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