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Bridgman Tonal Studies


I noticed this blog after idling on Concept Art about different methods of studying Bridgman.

The method

Do a tonal study of Bridgman. I grabbed my pencil while on the bus and did a few I’ll post the originals so you can compare them to mine. It was a bit harder…I went with mostly sketches so I’d have to figure out the tones myself. Some of it I had to figure out the inner anatomy. Some fail, but still learning.


Bridgman Sample 1Bridgman Sample 2Bridgman Sample 3Bridgman Sample 4

Granted my attempts, there are five. I just don’t feel like digging up the fifth one. Suffice to say it’s a knee/leg study. I really need a new moleskin, I was reduced to using my water damaged one…

Bridgman Tonal Study

Oh and I have a couple from a year or two ago so you can see the difference when I first attempted to learn from him.

First attempts at studying BridgmanFirst attempts at studying George Bridgman

Practice Practice Practice.

Last batch of Bridgman’s Life Drawings


I ended up filling this mini journal with the rest of these. I am working on filling up 2 more books of studies. I’m almost done with those too.  I have a bit of memory drawings I’m working from to see how much of this knowledge has stuck.  The studies actually spanned 2 sketchbooks, the earlier batch posted a while ago was from a white sketchbook the moleskine ones are a bit yellow but easier on the eyes.  I wanted to discipline myself to study the entire book and I did.

Please, if you do get the book to study get the green one first –

The Green Life Drawing Book is a Must

The Green Life Drawing Book is a Must

I’m looking for Moleskine sketchbooks and my birthday is next month so if anyone can help out,  I’ll be very grateful.

Yet more Bridgman Studies


More George Bridgman