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:
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.
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!
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
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.
@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.
@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)...
Last edited by Lemmiwinks; August 17th, 2012 at 09:45 AM.
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)
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.
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Last edited by Serix; August 17th, 2012 at 03:22 PM.
good point! will try next time.
dont be afraid to do long continous strokes instead of jabby short ones??
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??
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
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.
Here's a little bit of everything I've done (did more, but felt it was too much)
A lot of loomis stuff and a lot of trying to find better ways to synthesize poses.
This is the first spartan camp I've finished with the optional study
@Jarkuzy: Tremendous poses, I love how you're using so few lines for a great contour.
@Obs: Great block in, although I feel that you started blending before you could knock the composition out of the park
Last edited by Serix; August 20th, 2012 at 04:49 PM.
Obstfelder thanks for the crit, you're right I struggled mostly with the colours in that piece. I saturate colours too much, need to learn to get over that.
I really love your study though, the faces are perfect.