Decided to take a break from grinding perspective stuff, and move onto doing robo-beans from regular beans and gesture drawing. For context, I've been studying some from Michael Hampton's book on figure drawing as well. Any feedback is super appreciated :) Specifically, I'm having a really hard time figuring out how to position the pelvises when they are in odd positions other than a normal full frontal or 3/4 view. They feel very stiff and robotic to do, which I'm not sure if that's the stylistic point, or if I'm missing some gestural stuff.
Any Suggestions For Drawing Surface In A Tight Space?
Right now, I'm working in a very small room in a townhouse that I share with my roommate. So, can't have huge easels or desks. I have two desks (2 ft X 4ft), with one being sequestered to one side of the room and other opposite. One side of my room is my art space, while the other is my "other" space. I'm pretty satisfied with that basic layout. I'm looking for a good drawing surface/board I can use with my table top easel. I have a Art Alternatives Ravenna Table Easel, and I love it. BUT - I can't seem to find a decent, sturdy drawing board to go with it. I have a 18x24 Alvin Cutting mat that I'd like to also lay on top of said drawing board. Basically, I'm looking for a good, sturdy, and not-too-heavy drawing board where I can lay my mat on top of it. I've used 18x14 Masonite boards before, but they tend to bend and warp as I get closer to the edges with pressure (simply because they are so thin). Does anyone have any suggestions or tips? I love to work on a tilted (45-60 degree) angle when I do any sort of traditional work. Wouldn't be opposed to replacing the whole setup if it means I won't run into drawing board warping problems :/ Left a pic for scale :P
Help needed with ellipses (circles in perspective)!
Hi! So - I've been grinding away at Marshal Vandruff's 1994 Perspective Series - and there is this one problem I can't seem to solve when doing my own practice. I believe I'm understanding the concept correctly - that is, getting a circle on a flat vertical plane to be in perspective (2 point). However, once I've got everything drawn up and ready to plot the ellipse, it's clearly distorted or incorrectly placed. (1) Find the center of the plane by drawing the diagonals, (2) take that center and tracing back to the opposite side's VP, (3) establish major and minor axis at 90 degrees, and (4) do ellipse. I've watched other artists do this similar method, and when I watch them do it, it all makes sense. But, when the time comes to try something organic from me on my own, it always comes out - distorted and not correct? Anyone out there have any input on this? First image is me doing it by hand, second is me doing it again in digital (a bit cleaner). Out of perspective, the boxes sides should just be a perfect circle inset on the side plane of the box. Thanks in advanced!