Face it

by athoughtbytim, August 23rd 2020 © 2020 athoughtbytim

Done as part of a practice session with poses of 2 minutes in length.

My current goal is: Reduce stiffness and make my drawings feel more dynamic, energetic, fluid


Hello! I love this spread! The line is very lively. People are all very beautiful and different !!!

Tx Williep

You say your work is too stiff. I do not see them that way. Have you gone to the Line-of-Action (L-o-A) Face section? I know you have practiced hands. L-o-A has a hands section. Have you gone there? If you want to draw cartoons, you will have to introduce distortion in your drawing. Look at comic books with an eye to see how the artist has drawn the characters. Also, if you want to draw loser drawings, you need to practice. Remember: Practice makes better. You need to practice, practice, and then practice more. Improvement take time. Over time, you will find you will be where you want to be.

Halan Lore

I think you might benefit from a couple of longer (5 minute per drawing) face sessions. Since you have done some 2 minute sketches some longer ones might benefit you.


Good start! One thing that will make your drawings look more fluid is to gesture draw every day. It works! At the end of two weeks, you will notice a difference. Also, reduce the time to about 30 seconds. While at first your drawings may seem to "go backward", the proportions may be off and look like scribbles. Keep at it--30 second time limit--and your drawings will become less stiff.

Trust your "inner artist" to capture the essence of your image. You will see for yourself.

I admire your work and wish you every success.


These suggestions are fantastic!

Thank you!


Reiko Neko

aya,so cute。i like it,hahaha ~~~

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