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    Spartan Camp #200 - 50 gestures + Optional "Portrait Study"

    Spartan Camp #200 - 50 gestures + Optional "Portrait Study"

    The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 30th of October.

    - The gestures can be of anything, human, animal, cavorting capybaras.... You can draw full figures, but you can also go for heads, arms, eyes, or anything specific. All media can be used, both digital or traditional. Coloured or black/white. Quick scribbles or long studies. Imagination or referenced. Clothed or nude. Specifics are up to you!

    - In addition to this, participants can choose to do an Optional "Portrait Study", in any medium.
    Additional notes on this weeks’ Optional Study:


    In our series of optional studies leading up to Self Portrait Day, we will have our last portrait-related study this week!

    The background:
    On November 1st, it will be International Self Portrait Day. Every year, this great activity has a high turnout here on conceptart.org. Take a look HERE to see last years' portraits. Because of this great opportunity, we will devote some of the upcoming optional studies to this topic. We will focus on heads, faces, anatomy, and other things related to portraiture. Not every week, of course. Just enough to prepare us for this event!

    The assignment:
    Because this is the last week before November 1st, I've left the optional study this week fairly open. Simply perform a portrait study to prepare yourself for this event! There are many options. You could go for a master study, or polish up your head anatomy skills. Some value studies are always great. Or perhaps those ears/noses/eyes keep giving you trouble and require some attention. Always wanted to do a portrait of your favourite film/series character? You could give the self portrait a trial run... Have fun! Because after this week, we'll be back with regular optional studies!

    As always- reference advised, not obligatory. Colour, medium, time frame, any specifics are up to you! Good luck and have fun! And feel free to ask questions!


    50 poses is a challenge, but don't hurry or stress yourself reaching it! Focus on drawing, as practising is the main goal of this exercise.

    Criticizing each other is highly encouraged!! Share constructive criticism, reference images and resources!! Let's help each other get better!

    Come on soldiers! Flex those muscles!!

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    The 200th round...

    Over the course of all these rounds I have seen vast improvement in many participants, and we continue to improve. As far as I can remember, this activity was originally created by Cwn_Annwn and picked up later by Metal_Mike. It has changed slightly over time with some ups and downs, but I am very happy to see people picking this up with enthusiasm. Lately, the work has been absolutely outstanding. Especially critique, perhaps one of the strongest pillars of this website, has been fantastic.

    A big cheer to all previous and current participants who continue to flex their muscles!

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    Tossing up taking a shot at this weeks chow. Therefore wolves!
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    Yay us
    Oh I came here when Metal_Mike was in charge... I immediately know this place is for me and though I had a long period when I was inactive on CA (my Tegaki E period, it had its merits, I fell in love with hard brushes ), I returned and I don't ever want to leave this place. I know I write too much and too personal stuff and draw too little without the right attitude, my improvement is barely noticeable but no one even tried to kick me out, so you have to deal with me in the future as well.

    It's the 200th round and my circumstances are the best to take this drawing thing REALLY seriously, so I plan to do more and better stuff than ever.
    The optional is sweet, I try to do one every day. I neglected heads lately, I just did sketches but nothing more But I wanna draw a nice Self Portrait on the 1st of November...

    Stuff from last week. Just simple things, some stickman-skeleton is my own, they are very simple but it's still an important step for me, my rare attempts in the past were stiff.
    Spartan Camp #200 - 50 gestures + Optional "Portrait Study"
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    I worked on the froggies more:
    Spartan Camp #200 - 50 gestures + Optional "Portrait Study"

    Hmmm... They aren't gestures but I show them anyway, it's anatomy at least.
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    Photo study wip, quick, I experimented with a not so simple brush (it has a subtle texture).
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    Azimuth: Wow, nice ones, I love #2
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    Anthis:
    200. wow; I just joined in the fun. kinda sorry I didnt before. somehow the title seemed too hardcore for me. haha! portrait day sounds like fun. will def join. its on a tuesday.. not my best day timewise. do I understand correctly you have to make the piece exactly on nov1?

    Azimoth- I love those lines! #4, #7  .... flow!

    shinin: now you sound a lil down. I think you're doing fine; nobody learns to draw over night. some nice hands in there btw..

    facial muscles and some hands
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    uuuh. guess I am a typical untecnical female after all! just spend over and HOUR trying to get our internet working before I decided to bother and phone my husband about it.. who knew right away that I had confused the internet modem and cable modem...

    anyway, some stuff. studies from photos. checking cheeks and mouths this time. as usual trying to follow the optional towards something. and ofc some more babies!
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    boring joggers

    Start into another spartan camp
    Nice mix of things so far, wolves, froggies, kiddies. I'm boring today.
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    @shinin i like those little cartoon expressions and that photo studies really nice

    @ashess are you using different coloured paper? The babys hands are interesting i never really thought about the way they are different to adults.

    @obracmar cool joggers, from life?
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    @Azimuth- 1st page is from a moleskin. 2nd and 3rd are plain a4 print paper. 4th and 5th are studypaper a2 size, so not scanned but photographed. that's why they turn out a bit dark. (using flash ruins the drawing)
    @obacmar: boring? is you put m in the right order you can ANIMATE those bchsss hahaha!
    been watching some fame remake movie and sketching on my laptop. most r a bit dodgy, but I think they served a purpose.
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    ps, the cat was on my lap. not in the movie Oo
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    boxin

    Busy day so I just did more sketches from photo refs. These were all boxing photos, using the Loomis Manikin.

    ashess - Love the baby hand sketches, and baby head studies. The brush you're using for the digital sketching looks too soft.
    shiNIN - Very productive lots of material, love the froggies. Stretch that torso
    Azimuth - nice line control/quality , I'm jealous
    Anthis - Yer awesome! Thx fo the props
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    Totally wasted yesterday so i decided id do the optional portrait so i can tick off a whole box in one go. Heres Oswald Cobblepot! would have taken me around an hour. I think hes recognizably the same character but the whole thing is askew somehow i think i misjudged the angle of the centre line of his face

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    ashess: Oh yeah, I was a lil down, especially in the two days when it was kinda dark, I need natural light What overnight, I started to draw several years ago... And it's not just about the results. Time flies and I end up doing nothing again, it's quite tiresome after years. But I'll solve this somehow
    You drew zillion babies again, good, good, they are somewhat messy at the moment but quick sketches don't need to be oh so tidy, it's okay if you learn through them You definitely captures some typically toddler gestures

    Obacmar: Boring my ass... You started with a fiiine bunch! Dynamism, that's what my figures lack, usually (if I draw any figures at all).

    Azimuth: Oh you chose a nice, interesting, interestingly lit but not a very easy reference. Unusual features (that nose ), unusual lighting... Unusual colors too but you didn't use them.
    Hm... Yep, the angle. You totally changed that. Just like the curvature of the forehead. You need to study your reference better. Don't rush, try to see the angles and proportions and whatnot. Sometimes it's good to stop and compare the two picture carefully (I usually forget this so I need to resize rendered parts... it's so silly ). Practice will help
    But what the most problematic difference and flaw in your version: his EYES. Look at them in the original. Look into his eyes! They are intense, aren't they. They aren't looking at us, no, but they are totally STARING at whatever he's looking at so it's better that way. Staring at us like this would be unbearable.
    If you wish to capture one thing about him, it must be his eyes.
    He so totally not looks aside like an embarrassed lil anime girl.
    {I never was perfectly sane but some situations enhance this greatly. Don't mind me.}
    His eyes is open, we see his whole irises and some eyeball part around it. It's very important. You just skipped a tiny gap and his stare and even the location he's looking in, changed a lot.
    Eyes usually are the most expressive features in the face, it's the ones we look at most, so it's very important to draw them well.
    Of course, you need practice to do it nicely, I'm sorry if my enthusiastic comment was too much for you at the moment. I never mean any harm and I almost always give crits with the best intentions (exceptions happen when some very, VERY big jerk comes into Critique Center but it's very rare and we chase them away pretty quickly. Oh the days when we were pretty soft but honest and the hurt or just troll lil one called us names, perfectionist/elitist assholes were one of them... it was a few years ago...)

    I totally steal refs from others this days, so I started to draw Azimuth's ref, I stopped pretty quickly, I'm not in form
    The other ones aren't so great either, well bottom right (Ramalooke's ref btw) isn't bad, just a flawy wip, I love only my witch, she will be pretty... in her dreams... oh so totally wip. She must be here already when she was a simple sketch even without shading, now I work on her in PS.
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    Hi there! The very-very new recruit is come =)
    Im not good at drawing, thats why Im full of enthusiasm with such useful and motivating training. Hope you will not throw me off the cliff for my attemps =)

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