Spartan Camp #223 - 50 gestures + Optional "Figure Blocks Study"
The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 13th of May.
- 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 "Figure Blocks Study", in any medium.
Additional notes on this weeks’ Optional Study:
When drawing a figure, you are translating a 3d form onto a 2d surface. This can be tough especially in foreshortened poses. A popular exercise is identifying the shapes in the body as building blocks. This allows you to deduct how a form should look under any angle and can help you tackle tough poses.
You can either use a referenced image or construct one on your own. Use large shapes such as cubes and rectangles to define the large forms and "build" the figure. A single study is fine. Try to find shapes that make sense proportionally and functionally. I have added some examples below!
Example 1, by Burne Hogarth
Example 2, by H Edward Brooks.
Example 3, Somewhat more elaborate, by Michael Hampton.
Example 4, by Luca Cambiaso
Example 5, by Albrecht Durer
Next weeks optional:
Long Foreshortened Figure Study. This can be seen as a follow-up from this weeks optional study, as successful foreshortening requires you to envision the figure's form in 3d.
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 #222
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