August 4, 2021 at 3:05 pm #1652109
I joined this site primarily to improve my figure drawing and understanding of anatomy, so to that end I’m going to go for the 100 day challenge. I’m taking part in a couple of the upcoming live classes, so on the days I’m working on assignments for those I’ll probably post my assigment work. Otherwise I’ll post any figure drawings, anatomy studies or heads I work on in my spare time. My aim is to – at minimum – post one or two five minute life drawing poses.
I did a daily life drawing video session tonight, so I guess I’ll kick it off with that:August 5, 2021 at 2:29 pm #1653367August 6, 2021 at 1:29 pm #1654337August 7, 2021 at 7:53 am #1655130Amber ParkerParticipantNo badges. No points.
Great work! Looking forward to seeing your work!
AmberAugust 7, 2021 at 12:22 pm #1655442
Thank you Amber!August 7, 2021 at 10:12 pm #1657016August 8, 2021 at 2:32 pm #1659855August 8, 2021 at 2:33 pm #1659861
Got mixed up that was day 5, and the one before was day… 4. Obviously.August 9, 2021 at 3:01 pm #1661976August 10, 2021 at 2:16 pm #1667449August 11, 2021 at 2:42 pm #1669530August 12, 2021 at 7:25 am #1670226Marcolino EstuardoParticipantNo badges. No points.
Hi Lewis. Really nice figure work: I like the looseness and line sensitivity to some of the contours.
Regarding the figure above:
#1-I would simplify this part on the arm a bit more by just shadow massing those little light spots. Though I may need to see the reference. Cast shadows, when used wisely, can describe form.
#2-Value of her skin and background are too equal and blend with each other. Aim for having the foot ‘show’ contact with the floor. You can either darken the contact spot below her foot or lighten up the side plane of the foot by having the same value as the rest of the leg above.
But good job on the form/light-shadow construction on her torso. I can really feel those planes.August 12, 2021 at 10:36 am #1670394
Hey man, thank you very much! I’m only just rediscovering the importance of sketching regularly and am forcing myself back into the habit. Don’t mind telling you that your own sketchbook is pretty inspiring in that regard.
Thanks for the thoughtful critique too. I agree with all your points and will keep them in mind as I proceed past the block in on the figure painting. I like to keep things fairly open until I’m happy with the tonality and colour before trying to nail the drawing, but I’m starting to get to that stage now.August 12, 2021 at 2:36 pm #1670627August 13, 2021 at 1:44 pm #1671980
WOO-HOO! I have completed 0.1 100 day challenges!
I’ve been travelling today, and didn’t manage to submit this in time, but I did a little more refinement this evening and am fairly happy with where it is going. Head was all over the place, though, so thoroughly smooshed it and will repaint tomorrow. First image is the paint layer, second image has the sketch layer superimposed.
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