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The Wizard of Oz Art Crawl

We’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz! And you can come, too! Join me and 10 other artists for the Wizard of Oz virtual art show.

Wizard of Oz Art Crawl – Coming Soon

This Sunday, on Youtube, we’re off to see the wizard! Join me and 11 other artists for the Wizard of Oz virtual art show. Until then, please enjoy my promo video. See you soon!

Disney Villains Art Crawl

Welcome to the Disney Villains Art Crawl. Please enjoy this wickedly good event.

#LoveSpringArt

Welcome to the CAC’s Virtual Art Crawl for February: #LoveSpringArt

Through the Looking Glass Art Crawl

Welcome to the Through the Looking Glass Art Crawl! Step through the mirror and explore our wonderland.

Rose Quartz & Serenity – #ColorOfTheYearArt

This is my video for the Creative Arts Collaboration’s January Hashtag Event: #ColorOfTheYearArt

Big Eyes Disney Princess Art Crawl

Welcome to the Big Eye Disney Princess Art Crawl! Each of the 15 participating artists have chosen a Disney Princess as inspiration. Each art piece is also influenced by the Big Eye movement of the 1960’s created by the Legendary Artist Margret Keene.

Through The Looking Glass Art Crawl – Coming Soon

This Friday, on Youtube, you will be able to peer Through the Looking Glass into mine and 13 other artist’s creations inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass! Until then, please enjoy my promo video. See you soon!

#LoveFallArt

I joined the Creative Arts Collaboration and here is my first contribution to one of their Youtube hashtag events.

S.F.B.T.-3 Figure Fridays: #8

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Here are my quick gesture sketches for this pose:

 

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I enjoyed the challenge of capturing a yoga pose, both with my artist mannequins and in my sketches. I will definitely do more yoga poses in the future!

I do not personally practice yoga, but I've always wanted to learn. This project might just inspire me to try some for myself. Yay for fitness.

Info on the models can be found here:
Art S. Buck (Right)

S.F.B.T.-3 (Left)

As always, if you use one of my references I'd love to see what you create, so send me a link to your artwork!

If you enjoyed this week's Figure Friday, or you have an idea of how to make it better, let me know in the comments. Also, if there is a certain pose you'd like to see, just let me know and I'll make a note of it!

Until Next Time!

~Tedra

The Wizard of Oz Art Crawl

We’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz! And you can come, too! Join me and 10 other artists for the Wizard of Oz virtual art show.

read more

Big Eyes Disney Princess Art Crawl

Welcome to the Big Eye Disney Princess Art Crawl! Each of the 15 participating artists have chosen a Disney Princess as inspiration. Each art piece is also influenced by the Big Eye movement of the 1960’s created by the Legendary Artist Margret Keene.

read more

Through The Looking Glass Art Crawl – Coming Soon

This Friday, on Youtube, you will be able to peer Through the Looking Glass into mine and 13 other artist’s creations inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass! Until then, please enjoy my promo video. See you soon!

read more

#LoveFallArt

I joined the Creative Arts Collaboration and here is my first contribution to one of their Youtube hashtag events.

read more

S.F.B.T.-3 Figure Fridays: #6

Hi again! This week's Figure Friday Pose is up! I did a quick sketch this week, so come take a look. If you have any suggestions for poses you'd like to see in the future, let me know in the comments....

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First Painting of 2015

To celebrate the New Year, I created my first painting by asking for suggestions on my Facebook page and DA. Come take a look!

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Astrology Series: Pisces

Hi there! Finally sent out all my Christmas cards and I just started a new painting series. I've been working nonstop! Come see my new painting, and even watch me paint it, in my new blog post! Prints are...

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S.F.B.T.-3 Figure Fridays: #8

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Here are my quick gesture sketches for this pose:

 

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I enjoyed the challenge of capturing a yoga pose, both with my artist mannequins and in my sketches. I will definitely do more yoga poses in the future!

I do not personally practice yoga, but I've always wanted to learn. This project might just inspire me to try some for myself. Yay for fitness.

Info on the models can be found here:
Art S. Buck (Right)

S.F.B.T.-3 (Left)

As always, if you use one of my references I'd love to see what you create, so send me a link to your artwork!

If you enjoyed this week's Figure Friday, or you have an idea of how to make it better, let me know in the comments. Also, if there is a certain pose you'd like to see, just let me know and I'll make a note of it!

Until Next Time!

~Tedra

S.F.B.T.-3 Figure Fridays: #7

Hi there! For this week's Figure Friday post I've got a new process video up. Come check it out and have a great weekend!...

S.F.B.T.-3 Figure Fridays: #6

Hi again! This week's Figure Friday Pose is up! I did a quick sketch this week, so come take a look. If you have any suggestions for poses you'd like to see in the future, let me know in the comments....

S.F.B.T.-3 Figure Fridays: #5

Time for another Figure Friday. This week: handstand!

Info on the models can be found here:
Art S. Buck (Left)

S.F.B.T.-3 (Right)

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I did a fast sketch on paper of this week's pose, scanned it, and then did a quick fix up in Manga Studio 5 with the linework and shading. Hope you like it! 

As always, if you use one of my references I'd love to see what you create, so send me a link to your artwork!

If you enjoyed this week's Figure Friday, or you have an idea of how to make it better, let me know in the comments. Also, if there is a certain pose you'd like to see, just let me know and I'll make a note of it! 

Until Next Time!

~Tedra

S.F.B.T.-3 Figure Fridays: #4

    Hi there! Week four of Figure Friday is finally ready! Come see what pose I have for you this week, and leave your comments and suggestions for me to see. I have a special video sketch this week, so please stop by and give it a watch.                ...

S.F.B.T.-3 Figure Fridays: #3

Hi there! It's time for week three of Figure Fridays!! Come see what pose I have for you this week, and leave your comments and suggestions for me to...

S.F.B.T.-3 Figure Fridays: #2

Another week of Figure Fridays! This week, I've got a relaxed seated pose with outstretched arm and open hand for you.

I like to photograph both models, because while the S.F.B.T.-3 mimics a much more natural pose, the other model nicely displays the grayscale values. It helps to have multiple sources for visualization. 

Info on the models can be found here:

Art S. Buck (Left)

S.F.B.T.-3 (Right)

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I made a quick drawing using one of my references.

If you use one of my references I'd love to see what you create, so send me a link to your artwork!

If you enjoyed this week's Figure Friday, or you have an idea of how to make it better, let me know in the comments. Also, if there is a certain pose you'd like to see, just let me know and I'll make a note of it! 

Until Next Time!

~Tedra

S.F.B.T.-3 Figure Fridays: #1

This is my first Figure Fridays post! Every Friday I will post photographs of my artist mannequins in different reference poses.

To start it off, this Figure Friday we have a criss-cross applesauce seated pose.

Info on the models can be found here:

Art S. Buck (Left)

S.F.B.T.-3 (Right)

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 If you use one of my references I'd love to see what you create, so send me a link to your artwork!

Over the course of one day, my blog went from about 30 subscribers to 60! Wow. I just want to thank you all, because it really does mean a lot to me. 

If you enjoyed this week's Figure Friday, or you have an idea of how to make it better, let me know in the comments. Also, if there is a certain pose you'd like to see, just let me know and I'll make a note of it! 

Until Next Time!

~Tedra

She’s Here!

Here she is! My new model, fresh out of the box and ready for her close up!

I am unbelievably excited to now own this fantastic artist's mannequin. I will save my full review of this doll for later, because I really think the pictures say so much already.

I found out about the S.F.B.T.-3 sometime in June of last year and I was immediately impressed. I could see such potential to use this doll as my own personal figure model. The only problem... these dolls are anything but easy to come by.

They are hand assembled, have over 80 points of articulation, and the order page actually says that she has 240 joints! Absolutely incredible. Because of this, the S.F.B.T.-3 is only available by pre-order and they only accept a small number of pre-orders  at a time. I reloaded the page every day, curious if I would see it become available... And when I would neglect to check, it would become available and sell out within days. It wasn't until one lucky day in November that I checked and saw 15 pre-orders were available! I couldn't believe it! My husband, knowing how much I desired to own this model, decided to go ahead and place the order as a Christmas gift to me!

It also hits the wallet pretty hard. It costs $300 + shipping to order this little lady. Shipping wasn't cheap, either. We paid $45 just for shipping! The company is located in Japan. I am not endorsed by this company at all, I just really freaking love their product. So, if you are interested in devoting time and denting your wallet to get one of your own, you can find the order page HERE

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After placing the pre-order, we waited patiently. Two months later, here she is!

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With this model, I am able to very easily achieve natural posture in the poses I create. Comparing my new model to my other, Art S. Buck, model, the subtleties are obvious. While both are nice, the S.F.B.T.-3 really brings the figure to life with its incredible attention to detail and mimicking of natural bone structure.

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I've heard that they are working on a male version, but I haven't seen them sell it yet. Oh, yeah, I'd love to add that one to my collection as well, but not sure if it will be worth it to spend another $300 on in the future, especially since being an artist isn't exactly making me any money at the moment... Maybe one day that will change? 

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Since I am blessed with this wonderful artist's model, I want to share its joys with you! I am going to start Figure Fridays right here on my blog! Every Friday I will post some new reference poses of my models. I welcome other artists to request poses and be inspired by my photos in your own art! If you do use one of my references I'd love to see what you create, so send me a link to your artwork!

I look forward to sharing more pictures with you tomorrow for my first Figure Friday! If you have any, go ahead and leave your pose suggestions in the comments.  

God Bless,

~Tedra

 

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S.F.B.T.-3 Figure Fridays: #6

Hi again! This week's Figure Friday Pose is up! I did a quick sketch this week, so come take a look. If you have any suggestions for poses you'd like to see in the future, let me know in the comments....

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S.F.B.T.-3 Figure Fridays: #4

    Hi there! Week four of Figure Friday is finally ready! Come see what pose I have for you this week, and leave your comments and suggestions for me to see. I have a special video sketch this week, so please stop by and give it a watch.                ...

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S.F.B.T.-3 Figure Fridays: #3

Hi there! It's time for week three of Figure Fridays!! Come see what pose I have for you this week, and leave your comments and suggestions for me to...

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