The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 13th of May.
- 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 Blocks Study", in any medium.
Additional notes on this weeks’ Optional Study:
When drawing a figure, you are translating a 3d form onto a 2d surface. This can be tough especially in foreshortened poses. A popular exercise is identifying the shapes in the body as building blocks. This allows you to deduct how a form should look under any angle and can help you tackle tough poses.
You can either use a referenced image or construct one on your own. Use large shapes such as cubes and rectangles to define the large forms and "build" the figure. A single study is fine. Try to find shapes that make sense proportionally and functionally. I have added some examples below!
aight, finally got did some digital kids again. and as thats a lot easier to post then scan pages: here they are :p
little maiden- imaginary are a LOt less stiff this time around. well done. I do notice some have slightly short arms/small hands.
also, even when standing straight you can use a little change of direction. I love the shading on these btw.
@adrian- sometimes I cannot get over how much your drawings are improving! I guess that's what sticking to it get you.
I think the block studies could help you even more, by doing what you do, an original, then a block study.
but then at the end, draw the finished piece again from the start, using the block study as an underlay.
then try and use some of the those straight perspective lines; that way lines will be straight in the right perspective which should help a lot with reading the drawing.
well, lets hope it doesnt rain tonight. then I can finally go to the model drawing class again!
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ashess: thank you for the kind words, still got hundreds of miles still to go. i see you started to do them community activities, they are really time consuming, best of luck to you, notice how much you learn when you do them its like each
subject requires some sort of research?!?!
7oz: welcome, the more the merrier, very nice gestures, i would however try to use
less jitter lines, try using large forms like circles and blocks and then drawing in curves???
thats what i do any ways. . . . . .