Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 25
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Posts
    1,730
    Thanks
    1,927
    Thanked 1,745 Times in 721 Posts

    Spartan Camp #250- 50 gestures + Optional "Lying Figure Study"

    Spartan Camp #250- 50 gestures + Optional "Lying Figure Study"

    The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 13th of January.

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


    Background
    This year, we're starting off with a straightforward study! Often, the gestures we draw (whether from imagination or reference) will be standing in one way or another. This week we'll add some variation by going with a figure that is lying down. This can prove to be a challenge as the weight distribution is completely different. Foreshortening is very likely to occur in your reference, and you may need to put some extra attention to perspective.

    Exercise
    Simply perform a study of a figure that is lying down. You can take it as far as you want, from a gesture to a fully rendered study.

    Reference
    A couple of suggestions;
    Gesture drawing tools like Pixelovely and Lovecastle.org tend to have some suitable poses.
    Characterdesigns.com Has a couple of really good galleries as well. Out of the first 10 galleries, at least 2,3,4 and 9 have poses that can be used.

    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 #249


    Flashback
    e-nat
    Animare
    Olooriel
    Klaustrophil
    Jesus Masochist

    Last edited by Anthis; January 2nd, 2013 at 05:52 PM.

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


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


  4. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Posts
    1,730
    Thanks
    1,927
    Thanked 1,745 Times in 721 Posts
    Dear spartans,
    Happy new year!

    Couple of things-

    - Perhaps I missed something, but I could not access this place for the last few days. Hence the delayed post and the extended deadline.
    - I am still not quite certain but I believe lying to be the correct spelling. As in, he/she is lying down. I thought it was laying at first. Correct me if I'm wrong . The subject for this weeks optional study is not supposed to be telling lies.


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

  5. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Anthis For This Useful Post:


  6. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Posts
    1,730
    Thanks
    1,927
    Thanked 1,745 Times in 721 Posts
    Dear spartans,
    Happy new year!

    Couple of things-

    - Perhaps I missed something, but I could not access this place for the last few days. Hence the delayed post and the extended deadline.
    - I am still not quite certain but I believe lying to be the correct spelling. As in, he/she is lying down. I thought it was laying at first. Correct me if I'm wrong . The subject for this weeks optional study is not supposed to be telling lies.


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

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Anthis For This Useful Post:


  8. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Somewhere
    Posts
    690
    Thanks
    976
    Thanked 287 Times in 157 Posts
    Happy New Year!

    30 sec
    Name:  30 sec.jpg
Views: 473
Size:  191.8 KB
    90 sec
    Name:  90 sec.jpg
Views: 479
Size:  139.1 KB

    60 sec optional study from quickposes. Tried to work a bit with line flow

    Name:  60 sec.jpg
Views: 492
Size:  166.5 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

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


  10. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    136
    Thanks
    48
    Thanked 89 Times in 64 Posts
    spartaaaaaaa...happy new year.

    Big shot out to SenshiStock: http://senshistock.deviantart.com/

    Amazing stock photos and very good for studies.


    photostudies:

    Attached Images Attached Images                
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  11. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Klaustrophil For This Useful Post:


  12. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    244
    Thanks
    505
    Thanked 221 Times in 99 Posts
    Yay new week.
    Here's what I did yesterday.
    1st 30min class of various times ranging from 30sec to 11mins.
    2nd is some 30second poses.

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  13. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Animare For This Useful Post:


  14. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Somewhere
    Posts
    690
    Thanks
    976
    Thanked 287 Times in 157 Posts
    Here's hoping CA doesn't have malware
    10 mins

    Name:  gestures 10mins.jpg
Views: 405
Size:  182.5 KB


    imagination
    Name:  imagination poses.jpg
Views: 409
Size:  135.8 KB

    Last edited by - nat -; January 4th, 2013 at 01:36 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  15. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to - nat - For This Useful Post:


  16. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    350
    Thanks
    356
    Thanked 403 Times in 172 Posts
    Happy Newyear amigos! I couldn't acces the site for a while, but it's good to see everybody kept up posting! Nice work as always. Thanks for that link Klaustrophil!

    Studytime! Crunching down on Loomis and Figure Drawing
    My creative blog
    Figure Studies & Life drawing yay!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  17. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Hamorhage For This Useful Post:


  18. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    CC, Texas
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 9 Times in 5 Posts

    Don't kill me...

    I had made a New Year Resolution on getting serious about what I want to do and accomplish. These are all around 2-15 minute poses. What I find most hard to accomplish is getting the full figure in that said amount of time. Do you guys have any suggestions or advice?

    Attached Images Attached Images              
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  19. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Eskeleto For This Useful Post:


  20. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    165
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked 60 Times in 38 Posts
    Some 1 minute posemaniac sketches, though not yet 50...
    Name:  iste_figuredrawing2.jpg
Views: 346
Size:  281.1 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

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


  22. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    350
    Thanks
    356
    Thanked 403 Times in 172 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Eskeleto View Post
    I had made a New Year Resolution on getting serious about what I want to do and accomplish. These are all around 2-15 minute poses. What I find most hard to accomplish is getting the full figure in that said amount of time. Do you guys have any suggestions or advice?
    Yeah, my advice is the following: "it's going to get worse before it gets better". Everytime I have improved in my drawing studies, I have allowed myself to take a step back. Allow me to do bad drawings. I used to think 1 min was not enough to draw a figure, these days I have time to add in detail. When you do these quick studies, don't focus on getting accurate. Just try to get everything down on the page. I usually "map" the figure out, by drawing suggestions of important forms (hips, feet, shoulder, head, hands).Once you find a way to draw the entire body in the targeted time, you can then work on improving the actual drawing, getting accurate proportions etc..I'll try to give more detailed advice when I get some more time, or maybe the experienced guys here can tell you a bit more.

    I included a cool drawing below. Look at that first sketch that grabs the pose, it captures the pose, it suggests anatomy. Avoid doing silhouettes, but draw from within the body:

    Name:  268543_485102721527999_378133176_n.jpg
Views: 506
Size:  78.1 KB

    Studytime! Crunching down on Loomis and Figure Drawing
    My creative blog
    Figure Studies & Life drawing yay!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  23. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Hamorhage For This Useful Post:


  24. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Somewhere
    Posts
    690
    Thanks
    976
    Thanked 287 Times in 157 Posts
    @ Eskeleto, the only thing I'd add is to draw consistently every day, could be 15 minutes could be an hour or more. Just set yourself practical goals and don't be discouraged. Try to have fun with what you study. If it's a pain then your subconscious will resist it (draw with pens, markers, pencils, digital, whatever media that captures your fancy). As for everything else, I wholeheartedly agree with Hamorhage.

    @ Hamorhage, Thank you so much for the tips! I made that quick tutorial my desktop background

    5 mins

    Today
    Name:  gestures 5 mins.jpg
Views: 335
Size:  396.5 KB

    (done on Jan 5th)
    Name:  cat gestures.jpg
Views: 350
Size:  176.3 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  25. The Following User Says Thank You to - nat - For This Useful Post:


  26. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    350
    Thanks
    356
    Thanked 403 Times in 172 Posts
    Hey guys,
    Finally posting some art myself. Was a bit sick this week, but I joined the first life drawing session in Dublin anyway.

    Btw: e-nat, that's some really nice work, but pls use a different brush. Maybe you should use a harder brush with some texture.
    The drawings and tonal treatment however are ace! ...and just warning you, I will have to copy that!

    20-30 mins

    Name:  session1_f.jpg
Views: 327
Size:  209.5 KBName:  session1_g.jpg
Views: 412
Size:  139.9 KB

    1 min poses

    Name:  session1_collect.jpg
Views: 295
Size:  112.7 KB

    Studytime! Crunching down on Loomis and Figure Drawing
    My creative blog
    Figure Studies & Life drawing yay!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

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


Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

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
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook