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    Spartan Camp #224 - 50 gestures + Optional "Foreshortened Figure Study (1/2)"

    Spartan Camp #224 - 50 gestures + Optional "Foreshortened Figure Study (1/2)"

    The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 20th 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 "Foreshortened Figure Study (1/2)", in any medium.
    Additional notes on this weeks’ Optional Study:


    The background:
    The one-week deadlines for exercises may sometimes be on the short side. Foreshortening is a tough but very common problem encountered by artists. Drawing a foreshortening shape creates an illusion of the object receding in space, and may require knowledge of perspective and form, and some good thinking.
    You'll need to 'wrap your mind' around this one! Hence a two week study.

    The exercise:
    Choose a reference image including a foreshortened figure and conduct a long study of this image. "Foreshortened" does not have to apply to the entire pose. Do make sure that at least some part(s) are receding (or advancing towards the viewer/camera)
    Since this is a two-week exercise, you can take your time to prepare and create a longer study. You could post a sketch or WIPs in the first week (perhaps using the figure blocks we practised!) followed by a completed image in the second week. This way, we can provide critique to one another while we work.
    Of course, you could also just cram it all in the second week if that's what you're more comfortable with!

    Exemplary references:
    *Potential reference will be added*


    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 #223


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    got inspired by last cube figure studies, from 2 to 4 minute each

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    @MartinC

    good cube studies, are they all imagination?

    @AdrianNagorski
    Are you allowed to draw while on your nightshift? (Know its irrelevant to your posts, but i recently checked your SB and I think you mentioned having a dreaded nightshift )


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    Some "gestures" been finding it hard to focus on these lately, but arms seem to cramp up and it gets harder to draw because of it. Can't focus and blargh. Really need a bigger screen and a stronger laptop. PS brush delay is irking me. O.O

    Gestures in:
    light blue are 30 second gestures,
    brownish-yellow are 60 second gestures
    dark blue are 90 second gestures.

    Mix of imagined and referenced

    oh and a cube material study! gonna try to expand on something similar later on.

    I did very quick colouring not really bothering to be too clean with it all. Dunno im very "meh" about these.
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    Little-Maiden: i wish i could draw at work! no chance to draw anything really
    i do draw on the train ride into the city, then i'm usually early so i do spend like 20-30min doodling random stuff. . . . . . like the cube!!!

    MartinC: constantly raising the bar

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    I've been doing a lot of live sketching in ink, but in this case I'll be working in photoshop. I'm pretty much falling asleep, but here's 1-25.

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    Just thought I'd post some of my week's work so far concerning the foreshortening and such. I decided to try the "block Figure" method for foreshortening and I must say it was quite useful although I found it challenging to simplify what I saw into shapes. I am fairly happy with how the last drawing came out, although looking at it now, the arms are really bugging me

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    Little-Maiden everything is from observation,http://www.lovecastle.org/draw/ love the new Athletics section.
    I sketch from head into my real sketchbook.
    Like always a ton of nice gestures, keep it app starting to bee a huge fan of you

    AdrianNagorski good work man and I'm doing my bast (sometimes I'm not lazy )


    SmallPoly Good to see new faces here, looks good

    7oz nice studies the girl is great


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