Thursday, October 30, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
The assignment: Draw 60 gesture sketches for 1 hour. Be able, in 60 seconds, to locate proportions and allude to anatomical structure of overall figure.
The final attempts:
The first attempts:
I learned that I shouldn't be afraid to draw bigger and move my whole arm. Only at the end of the 60 (actually, maybe 90) minutes, I was able to relax, think of the figure as a whole, as solid mass instead of a series of lines, and sort of sense the overall form. Even if he did come out looking like Michaelangelo's Adam.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
For about an hour, I drew 60-second sketches of the same pose. It's originally a Shamus Culhane exercise, and I gave it the John K. Twist of copying a cartoon from the TV screen. It's actually a frame of Disney's "The Gummi Bears," one of those shows that is much more sophisticated when you watch it as an adult.
The pose above (one page of four) is from an episode titled "You Snooze You Lose" and I did my best to copy the frame by hand below.
I chose this pose because the arm is particularly well-rendered for a TV show, and I've been working on my upper body anatomy.
...Seeing the clean pic now on my computer monitor at a smaller scale, I think I Popeyed her arm. :o(
Friday, October 17, 2008
Better. This is starting to look more like animation drawings. Even if my heads are way too small. Even these are, and I really tried on 'em:At least not every drawing is overworked. In any case, I'm done with this sequence. I did these 6 drawings 2 additional times since last week, not to mention all the preliminary sketches, and it still came out wonky.
Mental Note: WORK OUT THE PROPORTIONS! STAY ON MODEL!
You'd be surprised how the proportions look so much different when you scan in the drawing and see it as a thumbnail at 12% its original size.
I'll be keeping my notes (PROPORTIONS! MODEL!) in mind for my next series of Blair copies. Not to mention my upcoming classes in (drum roll) Drawing Anatomy!