Spartan Camp #241 - 50 gestures + Optional "Head Anatomy Study"
The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 21th of October.
- 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 "Head Anatomy Study", in any medium.
Additional notes on this weeks’ Optional Study:
On November 1th, it will be International Self Portrait Day on Conceptart.org. (Link to last years thread HERE) A good opportunity to practice head anatomy. Portraiture is next week!
We start off studying head anatomy. You can choose to go as in-depth as you wish, but be sure to study at least some of the the underlying structures. You could study the skull, and/or facial musculature and their function. To be able to draw the head, we study why looks the way it does. Heads, skulls and portraits tend to be popular, satisfactory and tough topics. Facial definition and variation is limitless but the underlying structure is always similar. Knowing your basic head anatomy is invaluable, allowing you to fall back on this knowledge and support you in drawing heads and faces!
For now, I'd recommend the first link. Most further reference appears to be kind of complicated. I have added them just in case someone is interested (as well as keeping the links for further use). If anyone happens to come across any useful resources for basic head anatomy, feel free to do suggestions!
Link: Loomis' books on figure drawing and anatomy, one of which focuses on the head and hands. This one is highly recommended. As far as I know, these books are now public domain and free to distribute. I'll edit this link if I hear otherwise, because I'm not too knowledgeable on these subjects.
LINK: Covers some facial proportions. Most of it seems about right, though I have to admit I have not double-checked all of it.
Link: Way too much information, but contains many pictures, names, and interesting info. Note for instance sheet#61 on sex-specific features of the skull. (ppt)
LINK: Another extensive one. Has many subsections.
Upcoming optional studies
Free choice portrait study - Basically we focus on actual portraiture that week.
With this being an anatomy study, reference is highly advised! 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 #240