day 38- girls

by Jordankinsley, October 13th 2020 © 2020 Jordankinsley

left pose was about 10 minutes, and right pose was 25 minutes.

while doing an upside down practice piece, I thought I might be able to get porportions more accurate if I included some of the perspectice lines, they do help but i'ts still not eeasy. Thinking about buying a drawing book.

I was going to draw much more yesterday but it didn't exactly go as I planned, I ended up studying japanese more and I just started practicing writing with my left hand, writing and drawing with my left hand as a back up plan if one hand ever gets tired I can switch to the other, but my steadiness is very bad, it is helping me understand how to draw better in interesting ways.

I do have today off, so I plan again on drawing a lot today. I been thinking of getting into enviornmental drawing quite a bit, so ill give that a try later.

Kim - Site admin

From looking at a lot of your work, it seems like you are trying to create "finished" drawings in each of your practice sessions, and possibly also trying to use a sort of cartoon style to get there as well. To help you improve faster, I would advise you to draw a clear distinction between finished pieces and drawings that you do specifically to practice and learn more. Don't use crutches like cartoon styles or trying to make a thing look finished while practicing. Instead, learn as much as you can, even if it makes a mess.

For example, you don't need to spend any of your precious 10 minutes coloring in hair and underwear. Spend as much time as you possibly can measuring each part of the body against each other to see if you're getting the proportions right. How big is the hand of the model in relation to the model's face? Does your drawing mirror that sizing? How big is the model's neck compared to her waist, or her thighs?

Tx Williep

I don't know why you are obsessed with both hands or upside down. None of my business. The figure on the right is better. When I was in the Air Force, the tactical radar units had people behind the plastic boards that had the airspace layed out, marking the progression of incoming aircraft. These airmen had to write backwards on the board so that the people in front could read what they had written.

The normal hand is generally from the chin to the eyebrows in length unless the person has really long fingers. The arms are wider at the elbows because of the joint.

One book you might look into is Morpho: Anatomy for Artists by Michel Lauricella

He has a series of books that may interest you.

Keep practicing.


The reason was, It was a technique to see art differently than your use to as an improvement technique. And that's interesting! Thanks for the book recommendation

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