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Spartan Camp #226 - 50 gestures + Optional "Sports Gestures" Study
The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 10th of June.
- 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 "Sports Gestures" Study, in any medium.
Additional notes on this weeks’ Optional Study:
After a short hiatus, let's start off with a straightforward study. With the Olympics and the Euro soccer championship starting soon, lets do some sports gestures!
Sports gestures. You can do a single study if you want, but it would be more interesting to include a couple of sports gestures in the usual 50. Any sport will do, there should be plenty of reference around. A good chance to get some dynamic action poses in!
Next weeks optional:
"Reilly Method Study". Will post a suggestion shortly.
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 #225
Last edited by Anthis; June 4th, 2012 at 06:39 PM.
After some motorbike touring and inactivity, I'm back!
@ kayness: let the horse's back flow with a change of direction into the butt/ backleg, and have it break at about 90 degrees on the other side, where it break away from the chest. front legs should also flow all the way starting from the shoulder, which is at the top of the back. also keep the front of the chest broad and the start of the neck deep. ill do a sketchup and add.. just a sec.
ya know, I just had a brain wave.maybe i should draw people like I draw horssies..
Last edited by ashess; June 5th, 2012 at 01:30 AM.
@shiNIN Not sure what to recommend here, since it's gesture time. Some studies breaking things down into planar forms?
@kayness The loose style there is working well, though some things are losing volume b/c of line rhythm and flyswatted poses. Pretty much what Ashess is showing.
@ashess Yours look good. Also loose. Good line rhythm.
Some painterly ones. Apx 5-10 minutes each so may try something faster for the rest.
Last edited by SmallPoly; June 6th, 2012 at 02:42 AM.
exam week for me so no gestures this week,
and then some facial fails.
Draw well and Prosper
@small poly- ye they felt good. yours have lovely colors! some of the limbs directions seem a bit off.
shameless copy of what I got on my sb.
(some ref material in ther btw. all color stuff.
Last edited by ashess; June 7th, 2012 at 06:58 AM.
ashess - thank you so much for laying that down for me. i have been trying to capture it...i can see it, but...it's just not quite translating! P
I've been doing some watercolour studies...uh. just playing around with some watercolour pencils and crayons really. i guess it was totally inspired by AdrianNargoski's faces...i like faces, but I think I'm getting sick of drawing human faces. I think I draw humans so much that after a while they all start to look a just little better than shaved monkeys to me.
so yeah most of them are animals this time.
In the order that I did them:
@kayness, Agreed, those watercolor sketches are inspiring. I have a couple of the pencils, but I didn't think they could turn out looking this nice.
I don't think I'll make the 50 by Sunday, but giving it a crack.
Last edited by DKHutcheson; June 9th, 2012 at 08:25 PM.
Poly & DK - thanks so much! I was kind of struggling with it a little, because I'm not used to watercolours...i think the last time i used wc with any sort of seriousness was...well the first half of the last decade, but I'm so much more advanced now in terms of technical skill, so now that I'm dabbling in wc again after doing exclusively digital art for all these years I have to do a bit of relearning. I was struggling with it because I was following the 'light-to-dark' rule...until I started to do it the other way round. The difference is astounding (the bottom right bird on the first wc study was when I got a clue...you see the difference it makes). It's kind of unorthodox, but it works a lot better for me! I don't know if it works for full colour watercolour paintings though...It's kind of annoying that I have to figure this out by myself!
p.s. DK lovely figure work!
and more quickie figures from me:
Some more simple studies. I was told recently my anatomy is only so-so, and I'm trying to get it to look more natural and accurate.
And some lions, too. I need to work on my animals desperately.
Last edited by DKHutcheson; June 9th, 2012 at 08:26 PM.
@kayness: just keep looking for those flowing lines. it's doable in watercolors too, but the technique you are using now focusses on light. I imagine gettig both flow and light right is pretty hard
@DKHutcheson- yours are looking very nice and 'clean'; but some feel a bit flat. I looked at the cats to see what goes wrong. maybe using tubes like these would help:
aand. heres my stuff from yesterday ;P
@ Ashess, aaah that makes a lot of sense actually. Thank you!
More animals, its really difficult for me to do quick gestures of them.
poly - wow I love how your figures turn out, and how you utilize those custom brushes to emulate traditional pastels & pen+ink look! I'm so afraid of those, and i only ever feel like i can use round brushes effectively. very inspiring!
ashess - lovely sense of volume
I'm using staedtler triplus fineliner pens on some...well on this paper that i suspect is made out of cotton or something, this one specifically
I don't know much about papers and it doesn't say on the website, but whatever medium i put on it, like coloured pencils, watercolours, it seems like the colours just sits on top of the paper rather than sinks in like wood-fibre-pulp-paper thingies.
soo i took advantage of that to take a waterbrush to the my pen drawings
that be mah fiddy figures for the week! no optional studies tho
Here's my full 50, did a small tonal at the end, was really fun finding some of the weirder poses.
Did a few of my cat and one or two are made up, aswell.
Ink, Crayon, Pencil, Charcoal.
Okay so, I managed to do 60 quick gesture drawings and 1 sports related drawing that was much longer. I literally just found out about this challenge yesterday evening so I didn't really have the time to do anything too fancy. Everyone's drawings here are so impressive.
Smallpoly: I do every kind of things with faces now and then. I just have to do it more. Right, I should draw gestures but I always have way more faces.
kayness: sweet watercolors
I was too inactive gesture wise last week too, here are some lazy ones.