(2.19.19) 10-min figure sketches

by Dre123, February 19th 2019 © 2019 Dre123

Done as part of a 30 minute class.

My current goal is: Reduce stiffness and make my drawings feel more dynamic, energetic and fluid. Also working on my proportions.


This looks great, the proportions look good and the pose does not appear too stiff, I notice that the leg closer to us seems to bend a little in the thigh area which seems to be should be drawn straighter, otherwise a good 10 minutes drawing


Thank you


It looks like you've done a fairly decent job of capturing the technical pose of the figure. I can see what you mean by stiffness; fluidity is definitely something that comes with practice. My suggestion, is that when starting a pose you not focus on it as what ever it is. First express the pose with fluid gesture lines, then expand on that with basic shape, and lastly, only after the aforementioned steps, add detail.

I am in no way a master but these are things that have helped me. I've spent more time doing the 30 and 60 second gestures just to learn how to loosen up and not be so precious with my initial lines.


TaooftheRaven, thank you. Loosening up is something I have to work on and the 30-60 second gestures are very helpful. I seem to lose something once I start fleshing out the figure more.