my daily gestures
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Hi again TheWood!
I love your shadings on your 5 mins poses onward, they are great! As you pointed out yourself, there are some proportions issues, and it's more noticeable in the 1 minute poses. I also have those issues so I would suggest to make proportion focused studies on short poses (that's where you learn the fastest in my opinion).
There is a difference between your 30 seconds poses and your 1 minute poses too: the latter feel more blocky, stiffer, whereas the former has some great dynamic and lively shapes. The easy fix is to draw quicker, the short poses (30 seconds) can help you draw faster, because you don't have time. When you draw faster, your lines are naturally looser, more fluid! You could kill two birds with a stone there, practicing both proportions and your shape (and line quality)!
I hope it helped you! Good luck on your art journey!
I see , thank you for your input!
I can see that you have a good grasp of anatomy. What I also see is a lack of trust in yourself. I say this because of how sketchy your lines are, and how many small lines you use to make up a single line.
This is common for all of us, and the less comfortable we are the more small lines we use to get each shape.
One way I really pushed myself in this area was to set a goal of achieving a gesture sketch using only 10 lines. It took me a year to master this. And I got some remarkable minimalist art out of it. I also had to really study each line and think before I lay it down.
Sometimes I do a pose multiple times trying to reduce the number of lines. So I study the figure and I ask myself what line gets me closest to the whole and lay that down and the next and the next.
When I practice longer poses I also do 3 gestures of that pose before I start my final lines on a new page. It helps me work out my plan and I am more confident.
You are right , when faced against an unnatural pose i tend to play it safe when i know i should be doing it with more confidence . Thank you for the tips !
This is where gestures can be fun. PUSH the fast gestures farther and harder. Make the posture more extreme and use larger motions.
I have found when I can work on an easel I use large news print and I hold the pencil so I can move from the shoulder or elbow rather than the wrist.
It loosens you up and helps build confidence.
I love your efforts in drawing, Flandre, that's very, very well rounded indeed. I love how much broad forces and forms and details you've got into your figures. Gooder job, indeed.
I would kindly suggest that some of the poses are a little bit too stiff and rigid. (Especially some of the more finished attitudes) Would you please start fresh with a broader gesture, or force, by doing a 30 minute class today/tomorrow/next week?
The reason and arguement why you could and should do this idea is because, before you rough out the forms and details, you really should quickly sketch out the gesture/force, then maintain/exaggerate it with the forms and details.
Good luck to you. Keep up the great work.
I have been doing 30 minutes classes and thought i should change it up a bit but you are right , i will try to focus more on the gesture themselves!
Very nice. Watch proportions hips to shoulder 1 minute pose bottom left great action. 5 minutes. Top The left foot is doesn't look natural /comfortable. Overall I think it's a great days work
You're right i didnt catch that , good eye!