Friday, March 25, 2011
Webisode 5: Drawing the Figure (part one)
Here is Webisode 5. This first part focuses on the first 40 minutes of the drawing. I do not recommend necessarily following the steps as I lay them out. Rather, I'm more recommending an approach that consists of constantly analyzing the problems you're having and an evolving drawing structure that responds to those problems. For example, I'd struggled for a longtime with figure drawings that didn't appear balanced or gestural. I found that incorporating a rigorous stage of vertical plums left to right early on helped establish a pose that was consistent all the way across. Therefore, I recommend breaking down your procedure in the beginning and thinking about how you can order things to most effectively problem solve your way through figure drawing.
In the near future, I will advance the drawings by shifting into a more conceptual mode that will include discussions of anatomy, light and form.
Hope you all enjoy!