I've been more confortable drawing straight to ink, and so a lot of times my pencil studies will have flimsy, undecisive lines, because in my head, I know pencil is not permanent. Anyways, here's a few studies. I really liked the one in brown ink - it was my third attempt at that pose. Appreciate any constructive criticism on these!
I spent the last few weeks practicing 30-second poses (In between practicing drawing beans) and I had a lot of trouble with knowing how to tackle specific poses (Mainly whether I should represent limbs with singular lines or define them with shapes if that makes sense). I feel like I'm slowly progressing but I'm not sure where I stand right now in terms of how well I'm doing. I switched to the overhand drawing form recently, and I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me out with some critique. (Not sure why my printer is cutting off some of the edges of the page)
Does anyone have any advice or good examples for gesture for poses of people facing the camera directly? I have some photos I was trying to use that seem to have some motion/unequal weight distribution between the legs etc, but I'm really having trouble doing the very simple 30 sec gestures/limited line gestures. I keep getting lost how to make the limbs and torso feel connected while focusing on any movement instead of a general contour of the body
OK. I have had a very hard time with gesture. My gut feeling is these are better than my last post. I know they are not finished and I would appreciate some pointers. This exercise has really done a number on my self esteem and desire to draw. I'd like to move on to something else and come back to this later, if I'm reasonably ready to do so.
hiii! starting this course along with the anatomy course :] it's been a while since I've done figure drawing so I hope to learn more! did a lot of 30 sec and 2 min gestures. I think I am struggling with the 30 sec ones because I didn't simplify enough. As for the 2 min gestures, I find myself feeling that I have a lot of time especially after doing the 30 sec gestures, but it leads me to hyper-fix into the specific parts instead of the gesture. I also have a habit of scratchy lines that I hope to drop I also have a problem of making the head too small or legs too long but I don't really know if that's important in gesture right now. Any feedback or tips for the 30sec/2min gestures would be much appreciated!
==QUESTION==: should I go back to shorter poses and gesture or does it look like going to the robobean is the way to go? --- I have done a few poses after watching the landmarks video. All and all i was trying to maintain a gesture feeling with more observation and structure of the landmarks. These are 2min to 5min poses. I started with beans and pinned some of the landmarks (shoulders, "tie" shaped thing, 10th rib, hips bones, triangle shape on the back, clavicles, omoplate/scapula...) Their color backgrouds are because each color is a different day. I am learning to draw digitally with an old intuos pro, also different time for poses, so the line quality varies a lot. This is a big file (4k) with small things, so clicking on "open original" is better to see the lines. images from line-of-action site
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Hey Everyone. I wanted to learn to draw skulls to better understand the face, but I have no idea how to tackle this thing and when I I tried to draw it things didn't work out too well. If anyone at all could give me feedback on this skull and a method for drawing and better understanding the form, I would be so, so grateful.