Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 25

Thread: Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Posts
    1,730
    Thanks
    1,927
    Thanked 1,746 Times in 721 Posts

    Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"

    Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"

    The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 19th of August.

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


    The background:
    Surely, everyone artists he or she looks up to. We all have our favourites, whether or not this is a personal preference or someone who is commonly regarded as a master. This week, you're free to get inspired by an artist you admire and/or you think you could learn from, and produce a master study.

    The exercise:
    Produce a master study. This means you take an existing artwork and reproduce (parts of) it for educational purposes. There's a fine line between copying and studying here. Your goal is to learn something from the original artwork, be it the style, handling of the medium, composition, linework, or anything else. Learn from the masters by drawing after them.
    Old masters, new masters, or artists you personally consider masters of their trade- no restrictions!

    Reference:
    This is completely up to your own preference.
    Here are however some examples of master studies: Tumblr.


    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!!

    HALL OF FAME - SPARTAN CAMP #234


    Obstfelder
    Hamorhage
    Serix
    Zombie chinchilla
    Tim Murphy
    Jarkuzy
    cumquat
    AdrianNagorski
    Animare
    wla91
    J9stine
    biro

    Take a look at my Website!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Anthis For This Useful Post:


  4. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Posts
    1,730
    Thanks
    1,927
    Thanked 1,746 Times in 721 Posts
    Posting in a hurry: Simple optional topic this week!

    I've been slightly negligent lately due to graduating- I expect I'll be able to join in again next week. Haven't had much time to look trough the last few rounds but I've been seeing some really really really good improvement, as well as loads of new people.

    I think this activity is thriving, so I'll be working on a reference database and a new activity brief as well.
    Just.. soon....!

    Take a look at my Website!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  5. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Anthis For This Useful Post:


  6. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    379
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 143 Times in 136 Posts
    I will so be joining this camp. I have been thinking of doing a master study but I have felt a little intimidated in doing so. This give the perfect opportunity!

    [EDIT:] Here are my first 12 head studies from tonight. I have not found a master to study yet but I will soon!
    Last edited by Pete Hidalgo; August 15th, 2012 at 03:42 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  7. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Pete Hidalgo For This Useful Post:


  8. #4
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 6 Times in 3 Posts
    Hi folks,

    I finally managed to read the assignment early enough to participate!
    Here's what I did so far:

    Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "<a href=Master Study"" title="Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"" />Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"
    Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"
    Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"

    The master study is going to be an exciting challenge...
    Maybe I will comment some of your works when I'm done, even if I don't feel like I'm in the position to express valuable critics here

    @ Pete Hidalgo:
    Look out for Andrew Loomis' "Drawing the head and hands". It will help you a lot!
    Last edited by Lemmiwinks; August 15th, 2012 at 10:21 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  9. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Lemmiwinks For This Useful Post:


  10. #5
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 6 Times in 3 Posts
    Some more...

    Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "<a href=Master Study"" title="Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"" />Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"
    Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  11. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Lemmiwinks For This Useful Post:


  12. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,343
    Thanks
    6,891
    Thanked 880 Times in 515 Posts
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  13. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to AdrianNagorski For This Useful Post:


  14. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    517
    Thanks
    100
    Thanked 170 Times in 116 Posts
    @Pete, Welcome to the fun!
    @Lemmi, Like the animals, particularly #1 (or is that a 7? I cannot tell) careful with proportions.
    @Adrian, love those hawk heads. Feel emotive.

    As for me I will not be participating this week. Between starting the week off sick, dealing with finals now, and leaving town in a day...It's not really been the most productive time for me . See you all next week!
    Last edited by Tim Murphy; August 16th, 2012 at 08:37 PM. Reason: bah, square brackets instead of pointy brackets.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  15. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Tim Murphy For This Useful Post:


  16. #8
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 6 Times in 3 Posts
    @Tim: I'm glad you like it... these are some of my first animal studies, so I'm not very satisfied and far-off from understanding, but I'm going to tackle that.
    Numbers might get misunderstood. I think 1 is written more like "l" in America.
    @Adrian: Nice birds, keep it up! Am I looking at Kate Moss on your portrait?

    So, here's the rest of my gestures and a loose sketch referring to my master study (Rubens)...

    Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"
    Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"
    Last edited by Lemmiwinks; August 17th, 2012 at 09:45 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  17. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Lemmiwinks For This Useful Post:


  18. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    133
    Thanks
    44
    Thanked 48 Times in 32 Posts
    Pete Hidalgo- Nice start! I think the shape of the head could be studied some more, but you have some good stuff. Can't wait to see your master study!

    Lemmiwinks- You've got some nice stuff here! Your gestures especially, but I think your face could use some extra attention, especially when it comes to paying attention to the layout of the head.

    Adrian Nagorski- I love your birds, they're very good! And your face is nice, too, however I tend to notice many of your female face look the same. Maybe practice drawing different facial features?

    I did some gestures a couple days ago (I really need to practice doing clean lines with my tablet) and gave some extra attention to chests and arms using Bridgman's books.

    Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"

    Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"

    Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"

    Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"

    Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"

    I'll do a master study later today.
    Sketchbook
    Deviantart

    "The pleasure which is at the once the most pure, the most elevating, and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful." - Edgar Allan Poe

    "I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different." - Kurt Vonnegut Jr
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  19. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Zombie_chinchilla For This Useful Post:


  20. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Mexico
    Posts
    23
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 18 Times in 8 Posts
    Here's my master copy with kinks all over the place.
    2 hours, photoshop. I focused more than anything on shapes and values, I got a long way to go.

    Original by: René Magritte (Belgian, 1898–1967)

    Edit:

    Attaching on 32 gestures, will do the rest tomorrow. First 16 are 1min, last 16 are 2mins, fully focused on using the least amount of lines.
    Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "<a href=Master Study"" title="Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"" />Spartan Camp #235 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"
    Last edited by Serix; August 17th, 2012 at 03:22 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  21. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Serix For This Useful Post:


  22. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,343
    Thanks
    6,891
    Thanked 880 Times in 515 Posts
    Zombie_chinchilla:

    good point! will try next time.
    dont be afraid to do long continous strokes instead of jabby short ones??

    Lemmiwinks:

    not sure who she is, its a random page from a hair magazine i bought awhile back,
    nice drawings i would suggest taking more time mapping out/form before you go hard line??

    Pete Hidalgo:

    intresting heads, i noticed you used the cross shape as a guide, also there are may other ways
    to measure and plot the head, see if you could find a method that breaks the facial planes down more,
    i mean out faces are curves and dents and holes LOL

    Serix:

    nice study! its a bit creepee, also dont be afraid to use the shape tool to just pop in
    a circle for the iris.




    Dear Creator in heaven
    have mercy on me
    let me live long enough
    not to die of poverty or get blown away by
    those that conspire to steal our souls
    but let me live long enough
    to learn to draw
    to learn to live in serenity.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  23. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to AdrianNagorski For This Useful Post:


  24. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    244
    Thanks
    505
    Thanked 221 Times in 99 Posts
    AdrianNagorski really nice gestures from that last post! Nice tune too lol.

    Here's my 50 for the week. Ranging from 30secs to 20mins.
    Time to find some masters to study.

    EDIT: Did my first master study. Used Jenny Saville's 'Reverse' painting. I love her painting style, I'd love to be able to paint like her.
    Spent 36mins on it. Very difficult lol.
    Last edited by Animare; August 18th, 2012 at 11:15 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  25. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Animare For This Useful Post:


  26. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Bergen, Norway
    Posts
    603
    Thanks
    286
    Thanked 428 Times in 221 Posts
    Some great work here this week!

    Animare: Great master study. Looks like you saturated the colors a bit too much but the composition is looking good.

    I've been doing a few gestures this week, but never had time to really get into it never mind posting it.

    Anyways here is what I managed over the last couple of days.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  27. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Obstfelder For This Useful Post:


Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Spartan Camp #210 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Muscle Study"
    By Anthis in forum ART COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: January 23rd, 2012, 05:20 AM
  2. Spartan Camp #192 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Anatomy Study"
    By Anthis in forum ART COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: August 11th, 2011, 03:54 PM
  3. Spartan Camp #162 - 50 gestures + Optional "Anatomical Master Study"
    By Anthis in forum ART COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: December 22nd, 2010, 09:26 AM
  4. Spartan Camp #138 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"
    By Anthis in forum ART COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: June 7th, 2010, 04:20 AM
  5. Spartan Camp #116 - 50 gestures + Optional "Master Study"
    By Anthis in forum ART COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: December 16th, 2009, 06:57 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook