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Stand Against by RitaFosterArt Stand Against by RitaFosterArt
black and white charcoal on gray paper
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PapaG-art Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Line drawing is an accepted art and practiced by many of the old greats. I like it but understand what you are saying.
YbullStudio Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
This is very nice, though compared to most of your other wonderful figure drawings, it seems flat. I'm trying to figure out why, and guessing this is due to the bold outline and that the average value of the figure is so close to the background value.
RitaFosterArt Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah for a while I got into the bad habit of outlines. I soon realized it wasn't working but do catch myself doing it still sometimes.
YbullStudio Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Well don't beat yourself up about it, your drawings are considerably more impressive than mine!
Water-Fan2090 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad that you took this the right way. If your females turn out masculine looking you should put a title like "Athletic Female" or something similar so there can't be any confusion. But if you like to confuse your viewers you can always make your females androgynous to have the features of both male and female, highly intriguing when it's including facial expressions. Though there's a fine line your female still looks female and that's what's important cause in the end your intention was a female no matter how she looked.

I'm really looking forward to see more females in your gallery.
Water-Fan2090 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work. Sorry to say this but, at last a woman xD
I'm going to hate myself 4 this, but here some advice on female anatomy; you shouldn't really define so much a woman's back muscles, or muscles in general, you should make the muscles more smooth and smaller so that the woman in your work can look more docile and feminine.
I so hate myself for this comment. And again I'm so sorry for criticizing your work. Y_Y
RitaFosterArt Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you critiqued thanks! I like to hear what people think of it. I drew this in 2004 while in art college and used myself as the model. I have always really been into exercise and weight lifting thus the reason this woman is so defined. but I know what you mean about making a woman look soft and feminine because through art it can sometimes get confusing where a female can come out looking like a man if you're not careful enough. There is a very fine line to be careful not to cross!
inarasera Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
Beautiful shading and contouring.:rose:
the-UFO Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007
very good
LesSabots Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
...exquisite, just enough...
ankarakademi Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
nice job
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July 18, 2007
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