Spartan Camp #260- 50 gestures + Optional "Hand Gestures Study"
The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 7th of April.
- 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 "Hand Gestures Study", in any medium.
Additional notes on this weeks’ Optional Study:
A simple but effective study this time around! Drawing hands can be very tough, so this week we'll give them a little extra attention.
To keep this tricky subject simple, we'll use the same method as with figures. Rather than to focus on complex details we draw the basic shapes, form, (e)motion, and movement. We draw some gestures. For this weeks optional study, some of your gestures should be hands. A convenient way to perform this study is to simply draw your own (other) hand. Using a mirror is useful to create more gestures and get a different view. Note that we are gesture drawing, so we are not aiming for elaborate studies. This is also easier to maintain for your posing hand. To give you an idea, this sketchbook post has some good hand gestures. drawings.
If you don't feel like using your own hand, here's a few possible reference sources
Link 1: Posemaniacs' hands. Can be rotated.
Link 2: I recently found this guide and have not had the opportunity to go trough the whole thing. It seems tailored towards antropomorphic drawing, but it also has some decent reference for the current optional study under the "hands" section.
Link 3: Medical examinations such as these can provide some quick gesture reference.
Link 3: Random hand photo gallery.
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 #259