The ink and charcoal sketches you saw yesterday were part of an exercise of mine where I was practicing using traditional tools and copying the artwork of famous dead erotic artists.
After I completed these exercises, I brought the traditional paintings into photoshop, and worked on digitally painting over the sketches to bring them closer to the paintings of the MASTERS~!!
Vargas - Masters Study:
I love how the skin's softness contrasts with the clunky folds of the fabric. In reflection, I also really love the original ink face study. It was a solid capture of the expression.
Gray - Masters Study:
This one was tricky because of the sheer fabric over the body. I love how coy these older artists were -- Or maybe it was a more conservative society. I'm not sure. Like the abs and the breasts are fair game, but cover up the bush. It's also funny that she is closing her eyes.
I painted this one and drew it a few times, cause I liked the composition of the elbows and hands a lot.
Schiele - Nude Woman Masters Study:
What a favorite. Blotchy red skin, and a heart shape in the lower abdomen. Interesting outlining to make things pop, and not bothering to finish drawing the whole figure.
Willis - Masters Study:
I really like her jugs. Nice blocky anatomy happened in this one.
Zichy - Masters Study: [NSFW]
This one's classy - Not all of the erotic art is so classy and explicit at the same time. Props to Zichy.
Lobel Riche - Masters Study:
This one is an example of a bit of failure - the abdomen and her body forms are great, but my initial painting of the face was problematic. I painted over it, and lost the bad drawing, but also the detail was not finished.
If you'd like to integrate this practice into your own studies, there's this art course that is on youtube for free right here:
Art Camp Week 1: Masters Studies by Noah Bradley
That guy's great, and that video there is a 2HR course that will help give you some information about how you can use famous dead artists to improve your skillz.