Digital dog sketches
This is one of my quick doodles. I worked on this for about 5 min.
I started with the eyes, I did not plan on any thing I just doodled away to see where the doodling would take me.
I am feeling a bit insecure about my figure studies. I am a member of a local figure study society, and they have given me some bad critique of my studies.
They don't like I draw the constructions' lines, and I was told that my way of drawing isn't very artistically. I joined the society to get better at drawing the anatomy, and to learn to draw the proportions right. Should I keep drawing the way I do or should I try to draw without the construction lines?
Your thoughts are very welcome!
The studies I have uploaded are all 4 min studies.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with using 'construction lines'. They help delineate volume, planar changes and help establish widths.
See here: LINK AND
What size paper are you using and approx how large are the figures posted here?
For a 4 min pose all I would attempt to achieve would be gesture and perhaps laying down some constructional volumes such as ribcage and pelvis.
As for being told that your art isn't very "artistic" - seriously, who in the world can produce gallery worthy art in 4 min?
Thanks for your comment Burning_chrome!
I draw on 11" x 17" paper.
I know my lines looks a bit insecure, perhaps I should give up on the details, and just do gesture drawings. We vote about how long the poses are, and most of the members only want the short poses, so I never get to draw any long poses.
Last edited by ranunkel; March 18th, 2011 at 01:21 AM.
Keep your efforts going. You're doing very well for 4 min with a model that doesn't seem too expressive in her poses.
Gesture is the driving force in short poses of course, but it remains a CRITICAL first element when drawing longer sessions too. One of my teacher's teacher, Steve Huston, emphasized it constantly in all his lectures/notes. Google his name and take a look at his paintings.