Spartan Camp #258- 50 gestures + Optional "Landmark Study"
The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 24th of March.
- 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 "Landmark Study", in any medium.
Additional notes on this weeks’ Optional Study:
To get the right proportions in figure drawing, there is usually a degree of measuring involved. Something that can help in measuring and constructing a figure is the use of anatomical landmarks. These visual landmarks are points that can be easily seen and identified as anatomical features. Usually, they are located at bony places where the skeleton is right below the skin. As such, these points are fixed and a valuable source of information because of that. For example, the top of the bone you can feel at your hip (iliac crest) makes for a great landmark. So is the notch right above your sternum, where they are met by the clavicles. But the elbow, the knee, and facial features also provide great landmarks. A nipple or bellybutton is not as good a landmark because its location may vary with sex or weight. Knowing these landmarks gives you a good connection between the body and the skeleton, and makes measuring easier.
In this exercise, we'll identify useful landmarks. Find some of these, and then pinpoint them in one or a few of our gestures/figures. If possible, add a name (like "wrist" or "bottom of the knee"). We can always identify the correct name along the way.
I have not been able to find many reference sources yet. Note that Loomis also covers some landmarks. Last I checked, his books were still public domain and available for download HERE.
Link - Landmarks by Vilppu
Link - Page 26,27,28 cover some torso landmarks (google books link).
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 #257
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