28-second blobby scribble strictly for practice of my figure studies

by Polyvios Animations, June 26th 2021 © 2021 Polyvios Animations

Done as part of a practice session with poses of 28 seconds in length.

My current goal is: Make my figure suggestions less stiff, and more dynamic, energetic and fluid.

If you don't care for my scribble, I'm terribly sorry, I couldn't resist, that's what I'm working on, and that's how I'm working it. I'm really getting to be a lot more quicker and the most energetic for my scribbles for therapy. So, do you agree or what?

Aunt Herbert

I don't agree. This looks more like a display of self-injurious behaviour to release pent-up pressure than anything therapeutic. There is no visible progress, if I compared the oldest entry in your sketchbook to this, I couldn't say which one came first. Maybe the pages are more torn up now, as your frustration turns towards aggression.

You have an actual artistic talent, with which you can reach people, but you don't exercise it. If you go back to actual work, and try to focus on drawing, instead of shredding paper with maximum speed, I will give you sincere feedback on how to improve your drawing, to the best of my ability.

If the tiny markings within those boxes are supposed to be your figures: Draw them BIGGER! You won't learn anything by just repeating the same mannerism over and over, and you will likely never get feedback from anyone else but me, as everyone else will be perplexed and too afraid to hurt your feelings.

Please, draw some nice, slow, big pictures, like you did on your old pieces.

Polyvios Animations

Ok, but I'm really going for a sense of spontaneity here, so, thank you for your response. Trust me, I've already done a lot of clearest and cleanest figures in the past, ya see?

Aunt Herbert

But how can endless repetition improve spontaneity? How do you actually judge your progress? How can you avoid staying in your hole and just endlessly digging it deeper? What would be the outcome, that could convince you to say: Now I reached my goal and can try something else?


The scribbles are most energetic indeed. The question is can they be morer energetic? As for the image itself it hurts my brain trying to decipher whether Im looking at an image of something or just scribbles. I must leave now lest I should get a headache.


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