Yoga Practice

by Madeleine, April 22nd 2020 © 2020 Madeleine

Done as part of a 1 hour class.

My current goal is: improve angles and shapes of the body proportional to one another to create a realistic image.

I found this one particularly tricky, probably because I don't draw children often. I have a habit of making the head too big, and not having enough definition on the limbs. I caught myself making the head too big halfway through, and erased to redraw, so I am glad I am at least aware of it.

Afterwards, there was something aout the arms and legs that bothered me, and I couldn't work out what it was. I scanned it and overlaid the original image on top, which allows me to see that the angle of the legs is extremely off! The forearms are also too long. I corrected this in red pencil in my sketchbook, to make a mental note for next time. I was surprised to see that other areas of the drawing were very accurate, and recorded the most obvious mistakes, such as chin, forehead, hair shape, and fingers.

In the future I would like to explore dynamic gesture and exaggerated proportion, but feel I need to carry on studying the basics first before this is possible.

Polyvios Animations

Nice job checking your own work, Madeleine, nicest job indeed. But I've got one small bit of advice: Why don't you do yet another 30 minute class with your figure studies, pretty please, please?? Why? Because, you'll be much, much, much, much like a little more than fast and confident with your angles, and shapes of your bodies proportional to one another, in the name of realistic images. Also to a little bit equally slower and carefuller with them, as well.

Hope you'll find it extremely beneficial and essential to your proportion studies,

Polyvios Animations


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