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August 13th, 2007 #1
Spartan Training Camp #8 - 50 Gestures plus Optional Human Facial Study
The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 19th of August.
The gestures can be of anything, human, animal, zombies, clowns on speed....and can be in any media, digi or traditional is fine.
In addition to this, participants can choose to do a human facial study. It need not be a portrait, you can choose to study human expressions if you wish. It's very open. The only stipulation is that the study is of a human face or faces.
Come on soldiers! Flex those muscles!!
PS...critting each other is highly encouraged!! Let's help each other get better!
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that was flippin awesome practice. i'm in
Mah Sketchbook, holmes.
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Nice ones you guys.
MeTaL-Mike - I really like the rotation of the poses. As an overview of the gestures, I would say to watch out when doing sitting poses; some of the butt/torso areas look a bit stretched.
I should have my images posted either later tonight or in the morning.
August 19th, 2007 #8
I was going to spend more time this time 'round, but the week went so fast, so... here's another last minute entry.
About an hours work, again.
1. Posemaniacs 45sec.
2. Posemaniacs 30sec.
3. From my head.
4. Really fast and crappy face gestures.
August 19th, 2007 #9
Puh, I'm a bit nervous posting my results here... noob altert I would say
Well, first of all it was the first time ever I really tried to draw humans, gestures, whatever... ^^"
There are no masterpieces, I know, but it was a good practice - so please don't kill me for posting this beginner stuff
The main reason I tried to draw these 50 gestures (believe me, it was really hard for me to do it and I spend a long, long time!) was to get more practise and a (better) feeling for shapes and the body. I don't want to draw perfect humans but it's not a good feeling when they are looking like monsters... *argh*
So my hope is that you guys can tell me some tricks or where to find basics/ tutorials about human anatomy. I know - practise is important, but my results show that something went completly wrong Maybe there is an important trick I do not know.
Okay, according to my beginner-try I have to say that I mainly used references. First magazines and books, then a how-to-draw-book for fashion artists (is that the right word???). Well... it didn't help much....
August 19th, 2007 #10
dont worry so much about making to many mistakes at first. becouse you often learn more through your mistakes than if you go safe and do everything right all the time. im not the best at human figure drawing here, and others here may disagree with me, but i find how to draw for fashion artists books are not always the best way to learn proper human anatomy(unless your learning fasion), they always seem to elongate the legs a bit to much for my liking. Learning to draw the human anatomy for artists in general and similer books are usualy better, but they will not teach you everything. Actual real life drawing of actual people is usualy the best and quickest way to learn, try both long and short poses, 10 second poses are great, becouse they teach you to put down the basics which is fundamental for any good figure drawing, apart from that, just practise practise all the time, becouse no matter how good you get, there is always something new to learn.
August 19th, 2007 #11
This exercise is for everyone!! It's to help people from all levels learn and improve. I'm glad you joined.
Reference is important! It's good to use reference when you are first starting out. How else are you going to know what things look like? All my studies this week are referenced from stock photos.
I noticed in your gestures you seem to be drawing things as you assume, a symbolic approach rather than studying the image in front of you. Take a little time and look for basic shapes in the human body, and work from there. Try looking at various different books on drawing anatomy. "Figure Drawing for all it's Worth" by Andrew Loomis might help.
I'm not very good at explaining things...if I didn't make sense, just ask.
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53 gestures. From pose maniac.
And a human facial study. Photo reference used.
August 19th, 2007 #13
grenogs and Cwn Annwn, thanks a lot for your answers!
I know that learning from a how to draw for fashion artists book is not the best solution for beginners. The proportions are wrong there for example. But it is the only exercise book for people drawing I had at home ^^"
I'm just downloading "Figure Drawing for all it's Worth", thank you for this tip!
Now I'm going to practise and maybe participate again - give me a few weeks ^.^
Ah - three last questions: grenogs, did I understand you right? You meant to draw short poses in ten seconds?! Do you go outside and watch people or do you have a model? Ten seconds are damn short!
Cwn Annwn, you said something about stock photos... well, my english isn't as good as it should be... do you mean a kind of database with reference photos?
And the last one: on which paper format do you work? It seems to be much bigger than my 20x30 cm...
Okay then - one last THANK YOU for your patience. I really enjoy the CA forum for threads like that - highlevel but beginner-friendly ^_^