Tried the pear. I think the simplification went well. Not so sure on the shading, I was working with 2H HB 2B and 4B pencils but I think it came out flat and lacks the roundedness the pear shows in the reference images.
Studying the legs for the first time. So far focusing on just the bones and I think these three are the first decent versions at an attempt of simplification. I haven't yet looked at Proko's assignement examples yet. Wanted to try before looking at them. If anyone has any comments I'd appreciate it. :)
Drawing the ribcage. My aim was to try and draw it rotated getting more dramatic with each row down. The final row at the bottom is imo dicey and not sure it all works. Though what I took from it was the thorciac arch looks like an upside down heart to me from below.
Went to some Life Drawing classes last month. Being honest didn't do too great, I think I was nervous. The classes have ended for the time being but I will be going back when they're open. I did also do some pratice from photos using the same time limit at the class. Images 1 and 2 are 20 mins Images 3 4 5 6 are 50 mins to 1 hr. Images 1 2 3 are from the life drawing class. Images 4 5 and 6 are at home. Any critisms are welcomed. :P
Various studies on drawing the Loomis head. 1st image focuses on the turning of the head. 2nd image focuses on changing the proportions of the Loomis head. 3rd and 4th a focus on drawing the skull using my skull in the office. 5th and 6th is still a focus on the Loomis head at extreme angles. Any comments and feedback is appreciated. :)
Various studies into manniquinization. Image 3 was the first set of figures I did. I then focused on sections such as the arms and legs and torso. Image 1 was me using my own arm and a marker to mark out how I wanted to mannaquinize the arm, sort of going around the humerus bone. The legs are more simplfied cylinders. Torso needs more work in places but I'm happy with it so far. 🙂 Any thoughts are welcome.
For some context I didn't do these enough on my first pass of anatomy and I think I'm paying for it now. These took me way longer to do than I expected trying to remember all those bumps. Mainly used Strength training anatomy book as a guide to figure out where the muscles went and a little of Proko when truly lost. I'm gonna do more of these with varying body types in the next set.
Put this in the wrong section originally. Let's try again. 🤣 I like to start my day usually by doing gesture warm up. I have a program on my computer and it is set to an hour session usually. 30s x 21, 45s x 10, 1m x 7, 2m x 5, 5m x 3, 10m x 1.
Hey David, first time seeing you live and also discovering your work! I'm quickly becoming a fan. 😋 My question is when you draw do you sometimes have to think and figure it out? For example having to write it down or do multiple sketches of a particular scene. Like a camera in your head seeing it from many different angles.