Spartan Camp #201 - 50 gestures + Optional "Figure Form Analysis"
The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 13th of November.
- 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 "Figure Form Analysis", in any medium.
Additional notes on this weeks’ Optional Study:
In order to understand the form of the human body and to be able to construct our own figures, we need to be able to to represent these shapes. When we draw these shapes, we represent a 3d figure on a 2d surface. Added to this comes the complexity of foreshortening and perspective. That's why we try to simplify a figure by breaking it down in a way that is easier to understand.
Take a reference image of a figure/model of your choice. Then draw the figure as if it were built up of big geometrical shape. You could treat it like a mannequin. The purpose is to create shapes that you think represent the form.
"Figure shape drawing" in Google
The 3rd and 4th image on this page.
Most of the preview images from this page.
Or your Loomis/Bridgman book! They both use this technique.
Disclaimer: If anyone's enrolled in the TAD Explore course; that's where I got the inspiration!
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!!
HALL OF FAME - SPARTAN CAMP #200