Monday, May 31, 2010

31st May 2010

Was at the UK Wolf Trust today, dang it is really difficult to get the hang of drawing live moving critters. Did a fair few more pages but I think they are quite bad :D


30th May 2010

Bought a 0.3mm pen today and am experimenting gestures with it. Other pages are worse so not posting :3

Saturday, May 29, 2010

28th May 2010

I think I need loads of work. But that's the challenge and half the fun!

Friday, May 28, 2010

27th May 2010

Pretty good class today, warmed up using 2 min quick sketches, then moved on to some 10 min stuff before a half hour long draw (Which somehow I totally messed up) - quick break then a few 10 minute exercises like negative space, triangulation, tonal studies (2nd pic above). Still cannot get the person properly into the drawing omg. I suck.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

26th May 2010

Gesture studies, now with overlapping form goodness :)


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

25th May 2010

Continuing the gesture studies.

And attempting to put some sense of form in. Fail!

Monday, May 24, 2010

24th May 2010

Keeping at the gesture studies, trying to get lines that make sense for the movement of the subject, as well as trying to put in some lines to represent form properly.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

22nd and 23rd May 2010

Aieee! Forgot to post!

Was at the Brit Museum for a few hours trying to apply the gesture studies to the greek statues, some work some don't, I'm not feeling the flow of the motion from certain angles, or I'm just too distracted by the details.

Today was at Eagle Heights wildlife park, and did a few quick quick gestures with the live animals, quite difficult but yet there is this feel you don't get from a sculpture or photograph.

Not in a rush with this; going to take my time :3


Saturday, May 22, 2010

21st May 2010

Having a bite at the brit museum and did a quick gesture of the guy opposite me

Other guesture studies.

Friday, May 21, 2010

20th May 2010

I'm pretty pleased with how the top sketch came out, though for the 2nd one below I really, really need to remind myself to step back, and look for proportion issues from afar. Also, need to look at the form of the subject from multiple angles. I now know better than to draw from photos.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

18th May 2010

Continuing my gesture studies. Fail at fox.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

17th May 2010

Still working on gestures, using Scott Eaton's Bodies In Motion

Monday, May 17, 2010

16th May 2010

Aiee! Forgot to upload

Sunday, May 16, 2010

15th May 2010

More gesture studies. As anticipated, it's quite difficult yet refreshing.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

14th May 2010

Ahhhh gesture studies!

Friday, May 14, 2010

13th May 2010

Some short poses from last night's life drawing class.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

12th May 2010

Gesture studies based on Ken Hultgen's "The Art Of Animal Drawing".


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

11th May 2010

Fur track studies. Had a fair bit of fun using HB, 2B and 4B and a stump.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

10th May 2010

Did a quick sketch during lunchtime on my small pad, then worked on the bigger one when I got back.


Monday, May 10, 2010

8th and 9th May 2010

Didn't upload the saturday's sketches as I was too involved playing Dragon Age on my PS3 :D Thankfully I managed an afternoon practicing in the brit museum.

Darned games, I had better not get another rpg. I tend to get very consumed with finding out how the storyline finishes and get a bit.. engrossed :-/

And the cat for today :D


Saturday, May 8, 2010

7th May 2010

Trying to figure out construction.

The dying horse sculpture again. A bit squished in the Y axis.

That pair of odd critters guarding the entryway.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

6th May 2010

Life drawing class today. Evidently I suck, however I will endevour to become better :D


6th May 2010

Trying to figure out the planes of the head tonight. Gonna take awhile :D


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

4th May 2010

I'm beginning to see the planes in a canine skull....


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

3rd May 2010

Using some dingo photos from back in the day. I miss oz.


Monday, May 3, 2010

2nd May 2010

Using some triangulation to get the rough size in, then correcting it. Still working out how to shade the curvature of the surface.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

1st May 2010

Went to the National Portrait Gallery with a bunch of artists to sketch the busts at level two. Or at least, I _attempted_ to ;-)

Didn't really get far today, and after the first hour, I took a break to nom some carrot cake with a pot of earl grey, then went back and attempted to just do the face ala Bridgman. After doing that for another hour or so, and just not seeing much, I went on ahead to just do some shading practice and observe how an ear is constructed.

Later, I did a few more sketches for identifying planes using light and shadow, and a bit of gresture practice.