Friday, March 18, 2011

Breaking Old Habits

So I realize that it's been quite a while since I last posted... and it's only my second update.  Yeesh.  It's been a rough semester, but at the very least, I've still been drawing on the side with much help from a few good friends.  I've been falling into old (and beginner) habits pretty easy, so I can't help but feel a tiddle bit embarrassed every time I get their input.  No matter, I highly value their advice.  Must remember to:
  • Draw out with the arm
  • Don't get caught in details
  • Block out the shapes
  • Do measurements for longer drawings - not shorter ones
  • Keep drawings thumbnail-sized for 10sec - 1 min drawings
By keeping this in mind, I was able to jump from this 30 second pose... these 30 second poses in just a few hours.  These gesture drawings have really helped me to loosen up.

Additionally, I discovered that thumb-nailing poses first for longer drawings too usually gets me better results.  During this session, I was having difficulty conveying the pose.  I stopped, did a few scratch drawings, tried again, and got a more satisfying result.

Continuing these methods...

Although this is just practice, these drawings are still far from perfect.  At the same time, I'm still trying to break old habits...

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