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    Spartan Camp #247 - 50 gestures + Optional "Muscle Naming Exercise"

    Spartan Camp #247 - 50 gestures + Optional "Muscle Naming Exercise"

    The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 16th of December.

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


    The Background
    Most of us have probably done some form of figure drawing at some point, or used photographic reference. We look at our reference and draw what we see. But do we actually know what we see? By interpreting the forms and shapes visible on the human body, you'll also reinforce your memory for drawing figures from imagination.

    The Exercise
    Do a normal figure study (whether it be from life or reference). As an added exercise, figure out and add the names of some of the muscles that are visible in your study. There's no need to name everything, you can set your own goals. If possible, keep your reference saved. Then we can discuss the original in this thread if there are uncertainties. This can be fun but also surprisingly tough!

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    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 #246


    andartarius
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    Allright guys, for this round you'll have a few days extra.

    I fell ill and got stuck in some other nonsense - but should have posted a new round regardless. I apologize for that.


    scanning and posting my gestures tomorrow!


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    Anthis, No worries! I hope you get well soon



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    Aww feel better soon Anthis!
    Eek the optional will be tough, I will need to study lol. I don't know the names of any muscles!
    1st pic: Mostly 30sec to 1min with a couple of 5min gestures.
    2nd pic: 30mins.
    3rd pic: About an hour, I lost track of time.

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    @Anthis -- Get well soon!

    2 minute studies so far (need to do longer ones tmrw)



    just asking...(is this an open event? :s

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    Hi everyone! This will be exciting! I need to get my hands on it right away…
    Anthis, sorry to hear about that! I hope you’ll get well soon!

    They are all made from photo ref. I didn't time them.
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    i dont know if im gonna participate to this one... im way too exhausted right now... i need to take a break from drawing

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    60 seconds gesture drawings. It's hard getting form in 60 seconds.

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    @ Animare, I love the variety of poses that you're studying! The long ones are great and the quick poses are particularly expressive. Maybe using a gray BG when painting will help you more with lighting.

    @ Niam, yup^^ It's an open event. You're good with constructing the torso and fleshing it out. I like how the poses are balanced and line of action is visible through some of them.

    @ Greenhouse, Awesome studies! Maybe doing quicker poses would push the motion of horses even further.

    @Flashback, Good start! I see that you captured the form in some poses (especially the clothed figures), don't be too hard on yourself. In some of the nude poses, you do pass over the line many times and maybe that is changing the form. The clothed ones on other hand have less lines and better definition.

    @ andartarius, sometimes we need a bit of rest. Good luck! and don't stress yourself.





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    10 mins. I referenced two anatomy books (Anatomy for the artist by Sarah Simblet and Drawing the Human Body by Giovanni Civardi)

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    e-nat: I have that same issue with prisma color pencils, you can't get them scanned in properly, arrrgh! It's a nice medium to work with though.
    Thanks for setting a great example of how to approach the naming exercise! Nice work in your last post there!
    Animare: I said it before, I'll say it again. Fantastic linework! As for your detailed painting, I'll give you the same crit somebody gave me. Try to simplify your brushstrokes, use an poaque bigger brush. I think there's too many lines. SHape, volume and value is great though!
    Niam: nice work! Some issues here and there with proportions, but nice description of volume and muscle.
    Greenhouse: You seem to draw the silhouette first and then shade in. I think you're sticking to a pattern you draw in regularly, I would take the opportunity in these sessions to break away and do some experimenting with your approach. Try to draw from the inside out.
    Andatarius: There is no such thing as exhaustion, even if you only do 15 mins of quick figures, make it a habbit!
    Flashback: A lot of artists say that if it's hard, it means you are learning! You will get better and it will get easier! Keep going

    My own drawings are from the life drawing session I go to every week, this week I went to the long pose session, so I have less poses. I'll be doing some more over the weekend.
    2x30 mins:

    Quick 1 min poses (warm ups)

    Quick study before I did my long pose:


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    e-nat, Good job with those prismacolor images! I think you captured the angles and proportions nicely. I really like the cats as well. Overall, I think you’ve got quite clean lines in your sketches. Thanks for the input!

    Animare, I think you got a good sense of motion in your quick sketches. Very clean lines and good proportions. Good job with the muscle guy.

    Niam, Good work with those torsos! I think you got good balance and volume in them. Keep pushing, I’m looking forward to seeing more!

    Andartartarius, Don’t worry, I know the feeling! Sometimes it feels stressful and it’s hard doing anything. I don’t know about you, but I can feel pressure from all around me and very much from myself and that makes me even more stressed out. Just do something that makes you feel good at the moment. For example, listen to good music, take a walk or make yourself a warm cup to drink. Don’t stress out to much. I assure you that it will feel better afterwards, and then you’ll feel the joy of creating again. Don’t keep away from the pencil too long though. The best to you!

    Flashback, Yeah tell me about it! I totally agree, it’s really hard getting those lines in order in just a few secs. Keep pushing, you’re off to a good start!

    Hamorhage, Good job with your sketches! The body balance in all of them is very good. I think the quick poses shows that you’ve got the grip of form and proportions. Thanks for the crit!


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    @e-nat-- nice studies! the lines look clean, i really like the cat sketches and good job naming the muscles!

    @Animare--muscle guy looks awesome though I agree with hamorhage that there are too many brush strokes, the 30 second studies are looking great!

    @Flashback-- haha yes, but the short time forces you to draw out the main points instead of straying into random details! practice and you'll get better and better at it!

    @Hamorhage-- I can't see your sketches D: maybe its china banning random sites...

    @Greenhouse -- great 60 sec studies!! clean lines me gusta! also well done on the photo study! her chin looks tilted though :/ (or is it just me?)

    tried do draw without lines...failing epically on the second one.....


    face studies...I need to improve on contrast : (


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    Hello i'm new here.

    First 90 second Gestures
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    60 second gestures

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    First 4 images from ref, then 2 images from imagination. Optional study and commentary later!

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    Thanks guys for the tips!

    Here some more 30secs.

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    Yo spartans, dine in hell with this load of nude musculature
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    omg....so many awesome people! This week rocks!

    @ Niam, great studies! I love the value and color control especially in the first painting. *taking notes* btw, how long did they take you?

    @ Venerable Hobo, Welcome! and very good start I see that you focused on pose in some drawings and anatomy in others, it would be nice to introduce tone/value if you could.

    @ Lakai, you captured the essence of the poses as well as anatomy. The gestures in the last image particularly look very fluid. Maybe longer poses would push the anatomy even further.

    @ Anthis, I love the attention you give to anatomy when you draw. I can easily pick out the muscles and underlying structure even in the quicker drawings (ps: ribcages are :love: ). Are the ref'd models from life drawing workshop?

    @ Animare, I like the cleanliness of your lines ! Longer poses and maybe adding values would define the figures better.

    @ Raymond Luk, awesomeness all around, quick gestures, longer gestures, tones and anatomy. I lov'em all (#93+ 95+96 particularly)



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    nice work everybody!!!

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    The amount of talent here baffles me. It's really inspiring to get better, and I wish I could once be in the same room to share drawings and critiques.

    Here's what I did on my Tuesday life drawing session: (bigger res for anybody who would be interested are always on my blog: http://dailysketchbookchallenge.blog...rt-dublin.html

    PS: All small panels are 1 min drawings, semi big ones 15 mins, and the biggest 25 mins

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    Wow, so much great and inspiring work! Thanks for the support and for the valuable crit guys!


    Muscle studies from Bammes.

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    Wow, lots of participants! I've been gone from CA for over a year. Starting back with some Spartan Camp! Nowadays I'm really trying to make gestures about portraying motion. Will hopefully have time to do the muscle naming exercise as well. Good to see everyone's work, it is motivating!

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    It took me like three hours to finish the shading on your upper lip. It's probably the best drawing I've ever done.



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    Wow - this group is continuing to grow. awesome and as Hamorhage mentioned the quality is amazing.
    I did this set of studies and gestures yesterday - Bridgman and Hogarth studies. Very loose, some from
    observation and some from imagination.

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    only saw this a couple days ago, so I'm unlikely to get to 50.
    I often prefer to draw each thing a few times- the first time is verbatim, but after that it's increasingly from memory and more interpretive, in an effort to convert it into information I can remember.











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    @e-nat Thank you. And i agree i should try to get some shading in on my gestures. As well as some more detailed ones.


    Gestures 47-50somethin
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    Am I doing this right? First time. ^^

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    It took me like three hours to finish the shading on your upper lip. It's probably the best drawing I've ever done.



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    Looking at these i really should post some of my sketchbook stuff to make myself feel less crappy :|
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    as far as I got.
    I went off on one a bit, drawing a lot from memory of the previous sketches, and duplicating bodies and adjusting bits to compare.

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