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    Spartan Camp #232 - 50 gestures + Optional "Workspace Study"

    Spartan Camp #232 - 50 gestures + Optional "Workspace Study"

    The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 29th of July.

    - 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 "Workspace Study", in any medium.
    Additional notes on this weeks’ Optional Study:

    The background
    "Draw everything" is something you may have heard before. It is often used by members of this and other forums when asked how to improve at drawing. The rationale is simple; if you want to be able to create and draw from imagination, you need to build a visual library and practice drawing whatever you may see. Broaden your horizon! Different shapes and forms, materials, perspective.... You can learn just about anything.... and you may encounter unexpected problems.

    The exercise
    Draw your workspace, desk, and/or any objects lying around. Your room is fine too. No limitations! This is a small break from the optional studies related to gesture drawing, but challenging nonetheless!

    Reference
    Same as above. I know many artists have done this, so I'll be looking up some examples to post them here.
    Edit: here's one (DA) to give you ideas, though slightly too elaborate for a spartan camp optional.
    Edit2: I would say this one is more appropriate, (note; by the same artist).

    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!!

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    Really nice assignment! Can't wait to dig into it! Thanks for setting this up every week Anthis!

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    Interesting challenge. Since I'm traveling I might not have time to draw my workspace, but perhaps I could just draw the place I happen to be at.

    Anyways, gestures:

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    Good start Obstfelder, is that Jack the Ripper I spot there!

    I am posting work from the last 2 days, I've done some more leg studies from Bridgeman, and then today I tried to loosen up my gestures, so I took some pastel and afterwards tried to apply this to my pencils. I didn't care how the drawings looked really, just want to get more sensitive line and looseness in my work. Can't say I'm there yet but once and a while something sparked and most importantly I really enjoyed it.

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    Hamorhage: That's looking really good! I think you are reaching your objective of more loose lines. Great work!

    Here are a couple of practices I did today. Still trying to get my lines more confident, and use fewer of them. Been drawing from Artsy poses to get costumed figures. They have more lines to work with.

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    Haha, Obstfelder, I love your commitment here, of course I shall match your output I like that you are pushing yourself to get more precise with less lines. you might have less pleasing results at first but these are the things that will push your art further in the end. I am kind of trying things out aswell, been using the pencil differently lately, and trying to structure my approach to drawings that last longer then 30 seconds differently. Because when I do life drawing with a model, I usually have more trouble with the longer poses. I applied what I've been trying to do in my 2 min poses to 2x 10 min drawings:
    PS: Obstfelder: I just had a look at the last character of the week because I am thinking of joining next time, (the Guard one) and I looked through all drawings without paying attention to the names. Turns out I liked your the best lol, I was surprised to see your name there Nice work!

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    hey guys, first spartan camp. This is such a great idea. I'm still working on the workspace study, but here's my gestures. I concentrated mostly on portraits since I think I need to work on head rotations. Still needs some work.

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    I'm so out of practice with my gesture drawings.

    Spartan Camp #232 - 50 gestures + Optional "Workspace Study"

    Spartan Camp #232 - 50 gestures + Optional "Workspace Study"

    Spartan Camp #232 - 50 gestures + Optional "Workspace Study"

    Spartan Camp #232 - 50 gestures + Optional "Workspace Study"

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    Spartan Camp #232 - 50 gestures + Optional "Workspace Study"

    Spartan Camp #232 - 50 gestures + Optional "Workspace Study"

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    Quick set of 15 second poses. Trying to work out an efficient method that works for me... haven't exactly found it yet lol.

    I plan on doing some 30 seconds and 60 seconds as soon as i can find time...

    Great work guys, and thank you to anyone who gave me some feedback last week

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    Great posts so far guys! I'm going try some comments/crits, sorry if they don't make sense feel free to ignore me lol.
    Zombie_chinchilla try not to go over your lines too much. I'm not sure if you're using a timer but maybe give yourself longer on each pose.
    Cumquat I really like your full body poses, especially number 49. Can see the movement - if that makes sense lol. I must try this.
    AdrianNagorski Your portraits look a bit flat, like they're missing the backs of their heads. The heads on your full body poses are a lot better.

    I did the optional one first. Will get the poses done this weekend when I go tourist hunting and Olympics watching.
    Here's my workspace.
    I didn't time myself for this. The perspective is really off.

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