Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Slow Gesture

Damn those legs are long! Need to pay more attention when I measure off for proportions. But this is a pretty nice gestural drawing. Took me about 30 minutes to do though.

What happened is I unthinkingly measured off for a heroic 8 head high figure, when the person I was drawing was probably more like 5 1/2 or 6 heads high. I want to be able to do both - transform a reference pic into heroic proportions believably, or draw it the way it actually looks. 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Lone Gesture

Well, tonight in addition to doing the pair of big triangles for the torso, I also made the feet look like the Reilly abstractions are supposed to. Sort of anyway, they'll get better. Next arms and legs, and then I'm almost there..

Reilly gestures

Wow, it's been so long!! I've been completely obsessed with learning filmmaking and writing up my Black Swan analysis, and kept saying I need to at least draw something twice a week for maintenance, but didn't do it until tonight. So rusty I completely forgot to hold the pencil upside down and backwards!

I decided it was time to start in on bodies - been doing nothing but heads for so long! So here are my 1st attempts at using the Reilly abstractions to draw gestures. 10 minute gestures in this case.