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 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.
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!
*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