Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rough gesture warming-up

This week is a little busy but I still wanted to do some life drawing. I thought I would post a gesture drawing that I did before drawing the same pose but taking much longer to analyze the anatomy and make sure the proportions are right. I'm still pretty messy with gesture drawing when there is not really any need to be. For some reason I always feel some sense of urgency probably because in the back of my head I know I don't have much time. However, a drawing done in less time doesn't make it weak. It's quite the opposite!

Those two gestures are still relatively long (5 mins and 10 mins).

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Humans come in all shapes and sizes...

...and I wish life drawing models did more.(Granted I am aware I could just go to a coffee shop or a mall and draw people). If drawing models who's bodies look like they come from the dancing/circus stage or could compete in sports is welcome for learning the basics, it's incredibly refreshing when they are more representative of society: old and young, small or large, etc. In the end it's still a skeleton with bones and muscles. The challenge is to see how they behave with age/time/etc.  

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Keeping it loose

My drawings have been getting more and more detailed in the past few weeks. I always start with a few gestures before going into those detailed longer poses. The challenge for me has been to keep a looseness that is easier achieved with the quicker poses. 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Shoulder trouble

What I find complicated with poses that have a lot twist in the torso/pelvis is to find where the shoulders connect  to the body. When that connection is behind the torso or when there is a lot of foreshortening is the hardest. I struggled especially with the 3rd pose. Still a lot to learn with faces, but I don't feel as intimidated by them as a few weeks ago. 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

My fondest memories of Easter are "Spring is (almost) here, I won't have to wear my big winter boots anymore, a few days off from school, maple syrup, brunch at my Grandparents, chocolate all day and longer days!"

Here are two bunny rabbits.

Thursday, April 2, 2015


Definitely got challenged with the poses below...especially the ones where the model is lying on the ground. It's not just about rotating the whole anatomy 90 degrees but to try and emulate the weight that's distributed differently. I find that it's one of the hardest thing to convey and it's the same challenge in animation.