Tagged: 100 Day Challenge
September 21, 2021 at 3:43 pm #1784570
I am really busy but found the 100-day challenge helped in the past to keep me drawing. I have been reading the books Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators and Gesture Drawing Vol 3 by Ryan Woodward. I am particularly drawn to the style of Ryan Wood. I find in the process there are a lot of similarities to Glenn Vilppu’s approach, perhaps as they have all worked in the field of animation. I am focusing on sitting down for at least 15 minutes a day and working through lessons from any of the above-mentioned sources or perhaps doing some drawings while on transit. Really whatever I can find a way to do throughout my day. I have enjoyed some of the live courses on NMA and may go back and revisit some weeks and lessons as well. As a longer-term goal, I would like to finish the Glenn Vilppu gesture drawing and head drawing NMA classes and go through all the lessons in the Force and Wood books. This would take a while.September 26, 2021 at 2:05 pm #1794379
Busy week, took me a few extra days to get started. I am going back to the basics, looking at paster cast references while focusing on form and wrapping lines. I am interested in how line is used to create perspective but also to help define shapes such as the turning edge of the torso.
This is one example of work today.September 28, 2021 at 11:41 pm #1802478Tanmay ShahParticipantNo badges. No points.
It is really nice and inspiring to see your work. This study of female torso looks very organic and natural. It seems that even after a break your drawing skills aren’t affected. The shapes are well defined and the structure communicates, especially the pinch of the torso. Really nice drawing and hatching.
Keep up the good work.September 29, 2021 at 7:06 pm #1803233
Thanks so much Tanmay! I really appreciate it, it is hard to get back into a practice. Your encouragement really helps.
Day 02 sort of. My Monday/Tuesday days are too long, so it will be a 5 day week for the 100 days for most weeks for me, but sticking too it.
These are a few loose, letting your pencil trace along the figure sort of sketches without much planning or thought.September 29, 2021 at 7:14 pm #1803242Tanmay ShahParticipantNo badges. No points.
These are amazing.
Looking forward to see moreSeptember 30, 2021 at 8:19 pm #1805458
Thanks Tanmay! Your support is appreciated. If you are interested, the exercise that really helped with my line work is the ‘skating the page’ one from the force books, I will post an example of it. I practiced it while watching T.V. for about a year (stuck at home:) and was actually very pleased with the results.
Day 03, not a lot of time tonight so just did one drawing without a lot of warmup, but I want to make sure I post something on the five nights I have committed to.October 1, 2021 at 5:42 am #1805796CompositeParticipant
Wow, I admire where you’re at! Maybe after my 100 day challenge, I might be where you started on day 1! Keep up the good work!October 2, 2021 at 12:48 pm #1807300October 2, 2021 at 1:15 pm #1807333
Still day 04
Tried this pose again and tried to up the drama. Still feel I am struggling with it and will most likely come back to it again in the future. I just can’t seem to get feel for the movement in it, but I like the perspective of it. Keeping with the loose under 2 minute gesture approach for now.October 3, 2021 at 4:07 pm #1811841October 3, 2021 at 4:26 pm #1811875October 4, 2021 at 7:59 pm #1814730October 5, 2021 at 4:59 am #1816591Luka ArhParticipant
Oh my, what beautiful lines! I mean this last leg is just sexy. I was thinking that you must be an animator, since the look of your line work is a lot like those of the animators. Then I read your first post. 🙂 But I’m still wondering, are you an animator?
Keep going these are absolutely gorgeous! 🙂October 6, 2021 at 12:54 pm #1821066
Ha!! Thanks so much!! No, I am not an animator but perhaps that is where I am heading. I am going to follow the 2D live animation course that is coming up, however, I don’t enjoy digital drawing that much, so I am not really sure how I would animate. We shall see. The Force books by Mike Mattesi were extremely helpful. He describes what most people call gesture as force, which I was able to understand a lot easier than the more nebulous concept of gesture. I find (they use different terms) that there is a lot of connections between the force books and Steve Huston’s teaching. I believe I need to strengthen my anatomy and perspective skills, which are not as much fun. Thanks for the encouragement.October 7, 2021 at 3:59 pm #1822276