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    Spartan Camp #253 - 50 gestures + Optional "Light and Shadows Study"

    Spartan Camp #253 - 50 gestures + Optional "Light and Shadows Study"

    The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 3rd of February.

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


    The Background
    A few days ago someone pointed out to me that I had not used any occlusion shadows in a certain painting. I had no idea what they were and had to look it up. This made me realize that I could use some fundamental art studies, and figured this may apply to others as well. Can't go wrong with practising fundamentals!
    Here's some of my limited knowledge. We see objects because off its surface, light is reflected into our eyes. When the shape of the object is irregular, it reflects light in varying degrees. The areas that catch a lot of light may also reflect it, while areas that covered or turned away from the light source remain dark. This interplay between the light and the surfaces of an object creates a number of distinct areas that can be studied. It is useful to study these because this allows you to understand and draw forms how we see them.

    The Exercise
    This optional study is pretty straightforward and a very fundamental exercise. Draw an object that receives light from a single source. Determine the areas that receive light in different degrees and add names. The most basic approach would be to draw or paint a ball from imagination. If you have a suitable object, you can also use that. The terminology is generally quite basic, you can check the reference below!

    Reference
    These are some samples to get you started on the terminology and general idea.

    LINK
    - A simple image showing a light source and its effect on a ball-shaped object. Has names for some of the more important terminology.
    LINK
    - Theory, covers much of the terminology and has pictures!
    LINK - Prometheus|ANJ' art tutorial. Covers some overall basic stuff related to drawing and painting really well.
    LINK - Another guide. Has some nice info on reflected light. Note that this guide uses the name "proximity shadows" instead of "occlusion shadows".
    LINK - James Gurney on occlusion shadows.

    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!!

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    I was going to post in the old one, but seeing there's a new one up. Might as well post my work here
    I'll have to do my best to complete the optional assignment this week!

    Had some fun with traditional media (gouache, pastel en colorpencil) + imaginary pose taken to completion:



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    Today's Loomis head studies.

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    Must to do more of those structural studies! It's just so hard to find time to do everything

    I'm starting to get happy with the 30 secs, but the 90 seconds were awfull. It's always a fun challenge to adapt to different speeds.
    Also did a drawing from imagination, which has a lot of mistakes, but I like a lot of things aswell...and a quick cartoony pose

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    More heads copied from Loomis, just a bit of face anatomy...

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    Eek the poor teddy bear!! Lol loving your cartoons Hamorhage.

    Some 30second warm ups.
    Structure studies from Loomis book - finally made myself do them!
    1hr speedy painting.

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    gestures,30 seconds each, a couple of the pencil ones were a minute, i like doing them much better with a thick pencil, easier than pen for me. went a little over 50.

    -first ones are pencil,later ones are pen.
    -added some figure studies that that were a bit longer along with the gestures.

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    I had to play with the gimp's Histogram and levels to show the drawings better. Among other things, tones and render are really hard for me to do.

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    Used http://lovecastle.org/draw/ , for all of the gestures , first i did some 30-60 second stick figures to learn more about structure and weight , where the ribcage is in the pose etc. than some 5 minutes poses after that some harpies from mind and again some stick figures , still have some problems with connecting each body part right ,want it more fluid and accurate :<

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    First half-ish of the gestures are from posemaniacs and the other half from lovecastle. Some studies from Loomis' Head and Hands, too. Did one quick light and shadow study but I think I'll do more later.

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    I drew poses at work and home, towards the end there is a few from TV, I tried to keep them fast and loose and copy the pose as efficiently as I could.

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    With the Light test I have to give thanks to Lakai, Cerasela, and last but not least Nerferinn for putting up with my constant request for crits.

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    Gestures done in pen, 60 sec.

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    So much awesomeness in one thread, keep up the great work everyone !

    ps: Stryno, try to analyze the gesture and capture its essence instead of trying to copy it.

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    emmm, ignore the small arrows indicating the main ceiling light....their direction is off, now that I look at it. But the actual lighting is good, i checked that.
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    The guys are referenced from photos posted in the Spartan camp some week ago.
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    Going to comment later. Just posting my studies for the day
    The 2 big drawings are untimed, but were between 5-7 minutes each.
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    Hey guys! First time posting here. There is so many awesome gestures going on in this thread it kind of makes me scared to post here, but I will because I've been watching these threads for a while and I told myself, one day I will post my stuff and today is the day! [:
    The first page is 30 sec gestures and the second is 60 sec.
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    Hopefully I can get to the optional exercise and post it later

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    hello. some 30 seconds and 90 seconds. still need a lot more work on my gestures. cast shadow is wobbly on the sphere but i had a lot of fun on it.

    Hamorhage: freaking love your style of gestures!

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    My sorry excuse for drawings this week. Ah well. Worked on giving myself the challenge of providing minimal lines. These both were for 30 seconds.


    Hammorhage, DUDE your 30 sec gestures are looking BOMB!

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    Welcome back Adrienne.
    Great to see you tackle this, I think it's a great exercice!
    Some really successful ones like number 14 on sheet 2: I love that you drew the arm from the back as one line. That well spotted.
    Also love drawings like 25 on page 2 where the upper leg line goes right into the butt line, it gives so much information with so little lines!

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    90 second gestures.

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    And even more Loomis heads...

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    Greetings everyone,
    First time posting in here,...won't be the last!
    Awesome opportunity, thanks!

    Lovely sketches and drawings!
    I've hardly ever done gesture drawings, sketches are the closest things...

    Anyway, enjoying it!
    2mins, some 3mins, and 2 5mins.

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    first 6 are 600 sec the rest are 300 sec


    60 sec with pen




    head studies 300 sec


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    Haven't been able to draw a lot this week (traveling and whatnot)


    Loomis...gotta work on those head constructions....
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    ps: Niam, I love the anatomy and structure in your drawings! which books did you study when you started?

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    Broken scanner so a lil blur with camera phone

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    50 seconds each done in pencil sorry for the low quality my scanner refuses to pick up light linework
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    Awesome entries....must refine technique!







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    Not had time to do much this week but did some speedy tonal studies.

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    More Loomis heads (learning planes), and some gestures. The bottom ones are my usual sketchy brush in Photoshop, the top ones are hard ink lines in SAI. I still tend to draw very sketchy with those, so I'm not sure what I like better. Doesn't force me to be more bold with my lines apparently, as I had hoped. Still all 60 seconds, btw.

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    Wow, there is a lot of cool stuff going on in here! I am really digging those watercolors Nerferinn.


    Here are my gestures and lighting study. Most of my gestures are done from myself in a mirror and the other 12 or so are from life drawing class.





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