Spartan Camp #240 50 gestures + Optional "Clothed Figure Study"
The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 14nd of October.
- 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 "Clothed Figure Study", in any medium.
Additional notes on this weeks’ Optional Study:
Some of us did an optional folds/drapery study last week. This week we will practice actual clothing/drapery on a body.
Perform a study of a clothed model or a person in some form of drapery. From reference would be preferred for study purposes. Note that with most clothing you cannot actually see the body, which requires some degree of imagination or 'filling in the blanks'. When doing a clothed figure drawing, try to figure out which parts of the body support the fabric. Typical points would be shoulders and hips. Thus to a large extent, the underlying anatomy determine how drapery falls and what shape clothing takes.
You can check back to the reference in the last round for some guides on drapery in general.
As for reference itself, there are plenty of options. Fashion images can be suitable, as well as magazines, clothing ads, etc. Be wary of heavily edited photography though. Some places such as Characterdesigns.com provide figures with drapery. Fashion blogs such as The Sartorialist can also be useful. I'll add any other websites I happen to find along the way.
Upcoming optional studies
Head anatomy study (in advance preparation for the 1st of November, which is 'self portrait day' on CA!)
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 #239
Flashback; Nice work, these must be pretty quick- 30 or 60secs? I think your gestures improve considerably throughout, especially the proportions and fluidity of the overall pose. Should add some longer studies perhaps, or some figures from imagination. Personally, I think quick gestures are great as a standalone exercise but even better when combined. And I know you've done loads of anatomy studies ;P
Two scans of reffed stuff, then imagination. Tried some clothed too but that didn't go too well.
Flashback: Loving your gestures! I personally think the gestures where you describe shapes instead of using stickfigures work a lot better. Some nice line of action! Really nice.
Anthis: Lovely drawings as usual, always reminds me of the work of old masters when I look at your drawings. Could you do me a favor and actually say which page is ref, which is imagination?
I presume that only the second last page is from imagination? I agree that your folds work didn't hit the sweet spot, I will try some from imagination aswell because it's a hard one to nail!
Anyway, I've been mad bus this week, got a new job, looking for a new flat, doing some commission, doing overtime at work..haha. Still trying to at least do my daily gestures
Anyway all gestures I did were 30 seconds. First batch from pixelovely, second batch from pose maniacs. The 2 longer poses are from those ebooks posted last time.
I didn't time those.
Alrighty! Missing a few regulars in here! Man, I was looking through the sketchbook of Anthis and WOW. Did you ever see how he started and what he is capable of now? CRAZY! Your imagination figures are better than what your studies were at the start It really inspired me to draw more, especially from the imagination, and try to not do my toony stuff, but draw realistic figures with muscles and schtuff.
30 second posemaniacs:
Cloth studies: referenced from characterdesigns.com (no timer)
poses from imagination:
This post is quiet this week!
Nice work everyone!
I've been busy so not had time to post much.
Definitely slacked on the optional study but wanted to do some colour images. Tried that exercise of drawing them without clothes though, that was a good test. Also I'm addicted to doing the class mode at http://artists.pixelovely.com/practi...igure-drawing/
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
In a bad mood? Take it out on my sketchbook! All constructive critique welcome!
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Hamorhage - Meh, you give me too much credit. I've been doing these for ages and feel they should have been better by now. Anyway, the first 2 scans were from reference. I like the folds in your 3rd clothed pose, looks solid. Good luck on your commissions, I presume that's art-related?
Animare - I admit the spartan camp is less crowded than usual. Though this does seem to apply to overall forum activity and not just this exercise. Thanks for mentioning the class mode, I didn't know that one!
New thread's up!