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February 22nd, 2011 #14
some 10 and 30 sec gestures from this morning. Some are posemaniacs and the rest are from this awesome gesture tool I found the other day.
I figure since I am busy as hell with school and don't draw as much as I'd like to admit (in art school no less) just squeezing in some quick gestures is better than nothing.
Heres the link for the gesture tool too: http://www.pixelovely.com/tools/gesture.html
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Anything less than a minute feels to me like I'm not picking up any structural elements, I suggest you try taking a little more time with the gestures. I find 90 seconds is the sweet spot.
Peas and good luck!
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February 24th, 2011 #16
These studies are looking good! I must say, Rostropovich looks like he's going 'yo, dawg'.
February 24th, 2011 #17
awesome portraits bro, and thanks for commenting on my sketchbook
ill try keep what you said in mind.
February 24th, 2011 #18
March 11th, 2011 #19
I'm ashamed of my lack of posting, but despite aspiring to do it on a near daily basis, College takes precedence. BUT! Being at school for art means I have kept working.
heres a couple of HW assignments from figure drawing. Hands, feet, and a master copy. I'm quite pleased with both
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March 12th, 2011 #20
wow the last two look awesome.. the portrait is cool but the hands/feet are great.. it's so hard to get it right but you nailed it.. big improvement from the last post to this one.. keep it up man..
also, this last one is a copy from what painting?
March 12th, 2011 #21
May 31st, 2011 #22
Alright, summers here, freshman years done, summer course complete, and damn it I'm gonna see improvement in the next 3 months if it kills me. I'm trying to get over my fear of fucking up when I draw, which defeats the purpose of me keeping a sketchbook. Thus I'm givin this thread a second try, because honestly, if people can post daily here and become fantastic in a few years time than damn it so can I
So here we go...my first attempt a a quick caricature...Rocky Horror anyone?
June 2nd, 2011 #23
didn't have the time to post yesterday so heres some gestures from today and yesterday. this paper is too big to scan so i apologize for the bad pics. I noticed you really do lose it if you don't keep up with these, so a few of them are pretty shitty. 30 to 60 seconds I believe. I've also lost patience with posemaniacs, who for some reason saw the need to include a hulk model in the 30 second lineups, which results in a mass of unidentifiable muscle. So the second half if all from pixellovely
I'm shooting for 50 a day, which I clearly didn't reach either day, but being sick really doesn't help, especially when your nose likes to turn into a faucet when your on the clock...
Well, so starts the summer of improvement, little by little Any critiques and tips are always welcome!
June 2nd, 2011 #24
Haha, you said in the beginning to rip apart your drawings for critique but ironically as I scrolled down everything I saw was already improved upon.
Those 2 with the hands and feet and portrait are greaaat!
Lord I need to do a serious practice on hands and feet one of these days. Definitely one of the harder things to get down when drawing a figure.
June 4th, 2011 #25
I am beginning to think that focusing solely on gestures and copying studies, while beneficial, isn't good for my illustrative side...I love figure drawing, but I haven't drawn anything conceptual, illustrative or that I really like to draw for a while. I think I might try scaling back on this obsessive foundation stuff or at least try mixing in stuff that I get a little more joy out of.
One of my professors said that if you find yourself smiling or laughing while doing a piece than thats probably what you love/are meant to do so pursue it. I haven't done anything that has made me smile while I work in quite a bit...i don't know maybe its this cold, but I really feel I need to take a different view about bettering my work.
anyways, a few gestures from today, 30 sec to 5/10 minutes and i random guy I sketched while I was out with a friend
June 6th, 2011 #26
MAN do I feel better since my last post (lungs are still being coughed up however). Getting out and sketching in my favorite foot traffic hotspot did wonders for me. It really does get aggravating when your only source of gestures are from a monitor in a small room wedged in the corner of the house...I think I'm going to avoid the gesture programs for a bit and see what can't be done in the outside world, considering I'm biking through it for the VAST majority of the day.
Anyways, work from the past 2 days, some quick portraits of old chess players that sat next to me, some street performers/homeless people, a dog and some bridgeman hands. I don't even know what the doodles are lol