A few of my most recent video-footage studies. I used a thicker pen, and tried to be more effecient with my lines, while trying to stay energetic and improve my poses.
The first three pages are from the videofootage, the last two pages are from imagination.
Any Feedback is always very welcome.
Some of my recent videofootage studies, im trying to give a bit more consideration to the volumes, perspective and muscles. I think they are better than the ones i posted two months ago. The first four pages are from the videofootage, the last two from imagination. Will continue to practice these. Feedback is very appreciated.
Some monkey and ape studies, definitely wanna make more of these and try the memory sketching as well. With some poses I had to stop the video just to understand what was going on with the limbs, but other than kept the videos playing several times over and tried to catch the movement. Also my pen started to dry up at some point which made me go over same lines a few too many times in a not good way..
This assignment is challenging but also really fun once getting the hang of it a little. As observing from the footage, I couldn’t get the gesture right most of the time. Throughout some of these sketches I tend to make small but many strokes in my drawings, that is why it can be too messy at times. I’ll keep working on this along with attempting the draw from memory for the next one.
I really liked this assignment! Drawing from live footage feels like it demands more “immersion” into what I’m drawing. Compared to when I draw from still images I can sometimes fall back into just copying what I’m seeing. More difficult to do so when things never stop moving.
Thinking in motion also helped a lot when trying to invent poses from memory. It’s a challenge for sure trying to make something interesting out of nothing, but imagining the apes moving around and do stuff makes it easier.
I took a somewhat similar approach to the memory sketching as the footage sketching, trying to stay somewhat loose but also allow myself to explore a bit of what I could recollect from the anatomy and muscle groups.
Hi, here are my sketches!
I wasn't super happy about them when drawing. I feel like I wasn't very articulate with my strokes. I tried to be loose, but I think I should have been a bit more procedural. But I like some of the poses, like the crouched one in image 1, and overall I really enjoyed the exercise. I love how apes move, and being on the lookout for subtleties, like you mentioned, felt eye opening.
When studying Ape Reference 4, I noticed that chimps tend to dive into actions with their head and arms first, which to me as a human, feels kinda risky XD
Here are my first few sketches. I'm trying to use my whole arm to avoid hairy lines... I plan to do sketches from all the videos provided, after that I might be able to draw something coherent from memory.
This is how my current studies from the videofootage look like.
The first five pages are from the reference videos. I found it quite difficult to remember enaugh of the poses, especially in the ones with more movement. And i seem to have trouble with the gorilla proportions.
On the last page i drew some from memory/imagination.
Feedback on what i should focus on in my next studies/memory sketches would be appreciated.
Use the provided ape footage in the "Study from Life - Ape Reference Videos" lesson group to do some sketching of your own.
Make sure not to “pause” the footage as you will lose all sense of movement when studying from a static image. Each clip is set to loop 10 times, but feel free to replay them as much as needed.
Extra Credit: Using what you learned from studying live footage, draw some ape poses out of your head (memory sketching).
Memory sketching will help with several areas of your development
Highlight what you need to work on in your observational skills and understanding of the subject
Surprised yourself on what you actually obtained and learned
Become inventive in your realistic posing leading to more successful concept creature designs in your personal and professional body of work