Here are drawings from over Easter weekend. A new discovery I’ve made is that drawing people that don’t know you’re drawing them is a pain. Plus trying to find more new and fresh sources for poses of the human figure is annoying. I’m thinking about going more specific with them, maybe focusing on a certain piece of the anatomy each day.
These turned out to be my favorites for the week. It shows that I have improved over the week that we’ve been doing this project. I can tell I’m getting better with how I don’t need as many bits of underdrawings to get the forms and it’s starting to take me less and less time as I go along. For the human figures since I decided to go with more detailed pictures to challenge myself a bit, it’s taking me a little longer than it did at first, but I’m starting to shave down the time to a reasonable time frame for this project.
I ran out of the red marker so I started to use a purple pen that I had for any underdrawing that I had to do. But, then I ran out of the black marker too. So I’m going to try to get more soon. Maybe a whole pack of different colors. But, on some you can tell I’m improving still, on others I’m just starting to rush myself. I need to get past that bad habit so I can keep growing. I need to keep telling myself that it’s not a race.
I’m definitely getting better and faster. With some of the pictures I’m finding I’m actually getting to work with perspective too. The more detailed figure drawings are getting to be more of my favorites because it is really helping with diversifying everything that I draw. The drawing with the red and black markers is really helping. Because is it so unforgiving, I just work through the mistakes. I let most of the mistakes come out with the red marker.
I’ve decided to move onto more complicated and diverse subjects. They offer different shapes and forms and show actually how diverse the human form / population can be.
The animals are coming along nicely and I’m getting better at them. But, where I am really seeing improvement is with the humans. Especially with the more diverse ones. I just love the poses and the different shapes you get from them and what they are wearing.
I can most definitely tell that I’m getting better as I go. I’m starting to get faster at drawing the basic gesture of the poses. It’s becoming easier and easier for both animals and the human figure. I’m getting pretty good volume for each of the figures, when before from time to time I would really be off, but now I’m getting fairly accurate.