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In addition to this, participants can choose to do an Optional "Summer Clothing Study", in any medium.
We tend to draw our gestures. In practice (illustration, concept art, etc) the figures you'll draw will usually be clothed. That is why some practice in clothing, folds and fashion can be very helpful. To make it a slightly more focused study, we'll aim for light clothing this week.
Draw clothed gestures, study clothes or fashion, or do a longer study of a clothed figure. You can also do this without reference and design your own clothes.
The main goal is to get some experience in drawing clothes.
Fashion blogs/websites/magazines, TV. You can also draw outside!
The Sartorialist - Fashion blog
Come on soldiers! Flex those muscles!!
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Those life drawings look amazing
IntoTheVoid: Any improvement makes it worth doing! To be honest, even just keeping up a regular schedule of sitting down and doing those figure studies is worth a lot! What are you actually trying to improve on? It's always hard to critique without knowing what your aims are.
I'm really trying to be more analytical with my studies, I used to just focus on studies, but when I draw from imagination I ran into a lot of trouble when trying to flesh out the characters. My goal is to just work on studies until March 2015 and then I'll put my hard work to the test with some 2d animation.
Talking about putting things to the test, aside from my studies I also try to do a few figures / heads from imagination without reference. It's important to go back and forth between the 2 I think.
Is there anything I can do to spread the word about Spartan Camp? We need some more soldiers flexing muscles in here
Your guys' work looks awesome.
I finished the whole challenge this week! Yeah me!
One minute studies (I tried really hard to keep to a time limit this time):
Bonus summer clothes studies! And remember you may be cool, but you'll never be Chinese-guy-with-a-pompadour-rocking-a-tight-dress-t-shirt cool.
I know that's not exactly descriptive, but I'm not aiming for any particular niche. My only goal is to become good.
I don't have a good sense of how far away that is, so I just keep climbing, you know?
If you spot any consistent mistakes or weak areas, lay it on me! I'll be doing my best to give you all more critique fodder to work with.
Your life drawings are looking great by the way. You're portraying a lot of character with minimal line use. I can definitely see the animation influences in your approach.
ElizaWy - Way to go! You're doing a good job of capturing the essence of each pose. Love the variety and personality in all your gestures (okay, 26 might be a bit of a copout )
Try to focus less on the outlines and more on shapes and movement. Best examples of that are 27-33, 37, 38, and 41. I think they do a fantastic job communicating the underlying structure and energy of the pose.
I would also suggest drawing bigger overall. Even for 1 minute gestures, you want enough room to draw from your elbow.
Hey guys, good to see more people taking part!
@Hamorhage Thanks for the last comment man, dunno how to respond though. I try to combine volume and contour at the same time as doing the gesture I think. But I am now, besides doing quick gestures, trying to do slower, more mindful ones to train patience and a much better and calmer understand of the parts/body. I really like what you got going on there. Nice volumes and simple deliberate lines. Keep up the inspiration!