I must've been swamped the past couple weeks. I blanked out most of what I was up to, and I finally have a little time to breathe. VERY little.
I'm planning on doing something big about my art situation with school. Too much technology? If I make a good proposal, I can bring visual and performing arts into my discipline! Yaaaay!! I'll try my best to research how that will work. They don't want simply an art course. o_o Neither do I, really.
funfetus: Thanks a lot!! I'm really getting the hang of loosening up my arm for more fluid body movements! In the 30 seconds and such, I have so little time, and I try to get as much of the overall movement as I can!
As for the coloured pic, thanks a lot! I'm actually glad that you're encouraging me to have fun with colouring. I sure missed doing some! I'll keep working on the shadows as best I can. I still seem to be practicing a bunch of stuff at once, so it gets a bit messy for me.
monna, thank you!
I'm going to show the first of two weeks that I was away. Hee hee! I'd barely been practicing drawing other than in this class. However, you'll see something I did on my spare time! So, without further ado...here come the poses!
Here's a little creature I made! I didn't finish it completely. It's like a firefly (size of a frog, I suppose...a non-big frog), but the tips of its fingers glow. It's tame, but gets funny when tangled in anything. Hee hee! Don't let it tangle your hair! Attachment 214561
There we go! Had breakfast, so here are the ones from October 3! We had a guy come in, but he got lost! So the instructor did a few poses...with her clothes on! Then finally he came! He wasn't sure what to do at first, but soon figured a few things out! These aren't even in order. XD
Thanks, alesoun!! I love that description! I hope I can make a full, fleshed-out body of a lecherous man someday!
As for school, I go to at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. I'm in a program called Informatics, which brings information, technology and people together. Not enough art, though, in my opinion. Ha ha! So IF students can make a good proposal for different multi-disciplinary courses, they might just let us continue in THAT course! I want to try art-related, as closely as I can.
Wow, Jazz -- more great work. Your quick gesture sketches are SO nice and loose and full of life. The longer poses seem to stiffen up a little. I know part of that is because the longer poses are just by nature more static poses, but I think you can figure out the "swing" of them if you really look. I highly recommend Force by Mike Mattesi for dynamic life drawing.
Hey, funfetus! Thanks a lot for the crits and the book pointer! I probably will have to wait till money loves me again, but it looks like it'll be an interesting read! Heh...yes, I'm totally stiff once I try to get the form. To capture it. I need to try making a gesture in the beginning. I never have an eraser to get rid of it.
So, I've been having some really tough days lately. I'm surprised I can put these sketches up. They're just more practice for now. I can't get my head together yet to make something of an artwork.
Here's a heap of sketches I'd done the week before last. The model had such a challenging form to me. Her breasts hung low, her belly rippled a bit and jutted out, and she had this face that reminded me of a old version of a character I like!
I couldn't get her face because I'd always scale too high! >_< But what I got was very interesting. I really liked her poses. The next one I show you guys later is also challenging.
Tomorrow I'm showing someone drawings that I made, because they invited me to do a little editorial cartoon for the university newspaper. I'm nervous! Nothing complete, everything scratchy and messed up... All I really have is fan art, but if that's all I have, I guess that's what I'll show. Still, if anyone has tips on how to overcome first-time fears, let me know!!
Great work, Jazz. I can see how you had trouble with that particular model -- those ones are so much stiffer and...linier...than your other drawings. Forgive me if you've heard this one, but when you have trouble with a particular form (and this is actually good for everything), try mentally reducing it to simple shapes. If her breasts hang down over her belly, then they're cylinders with a half-sphere on the end. If her belly has a lot of rolls, think of it as a stack of pancakes or something. Drawing (especially from the imagination, but I think it goes for life drawing as well) is all about building complex forms out of simple forms.