Deadline: Sunday the 23rd of June.
In addition to this, participants can choose to do an Optional "Foreshortening Study", in any medium.
Foreshortening is the visual effect that occurs when one looks at an object angled at the viewer. Parts that are close by seem enlarged due to perspective, while parts in the distance are smaller. As such, foreshortening is a great way to show form and volume, making it an important and prevalent topic. There is bound to be at least some foreshortening whenever you are drawing figures!
Foreshortening is also often considered to be tough, as it requires you to wrap your mind around the visual deformation and translate it into a drawing. A good topic for the optional study!
I had originally planned this exercise as a follow-up after a previous optional study (featuring Ron Lemen's videos), but unfortunately the website downtime intervened. See the reference sources below for useful advise.
Perform a study of a foreshortened pose. This is best done using a reference image of a figure. Feel free to use construction or perspective lines. Both long and short studies are fine.
Link 1 - Image showing a helpful technique for foreshortening (or drawing volume). Part of this guide.
Link 2 - Ron Lemen's video using 'curved lines' to convey form.
Link 3, Link 4 - Foreshortening guide. Also utilizes the curved contour lines.
Link 5- Some reference images can be found at Characterdesigns.com, though they tend to be tough.
Link 6- You can also try the collection of sculpture photographs.
Come on soldiers! Flex those muscles!!
Got questions? The Spartan Camp FAQ may help you out!
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