Spartan Camp #229 - 50 gestures + Optional "Knee Anatomy Study"
The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 8th of July.
- 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 "Knee Anatomy Study", in any medium.
Additional notes on this weeks’ Optional Study:
Since the knee is often regarded as one of the tougher anatomical areas to study, we'll give it some extra attention! Also see the follow-up in the next week.
Do a knee anatomy study. Focus on form and function, not so much on rendering. What major bone structures are in there? How do they move, which muscles make them move?
LINK: Guide tailored for artists. Useful!
LINK PDF with in-depth knee anatomy. Useful if you run into trouble or want to know more.
LINK Another thing, bit technical.
LINK Some examples
You can also look up knee exercises on youtube, for instance this one. Looking at their function can help a great deal. Of course, you could also use your own knee.
Next weeks optional study:
Long study: knee. You can use this weeks optional study as reference. In the second week you can use your knowledge for a rendered, outer view of the knee.
When it comes to gesture drawing, where does gender make a difference? Proportions, mass, size, muscle and fat placement, bone structure, you name it. Once can often recognize someone's gender from far away, even with very little information. In this optional study, focus on these differences. A comparison may be most suitable. For example, a male and female face, leg, arm, torso compared. Or the same gesture, in both a male and female version. Or a side-by-side comparison of the two, the type you often find in anatomy drawing textbooks.
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 #228