Lift It, Lift it! Lift!

by Jcmlfineart, September 20th 2021 © 2021 Jcmlfineart

Done as part of a 3-hour class.

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

10-minute drawing. I should have left the shading out, but I was too excited, and you can see it shows. I did not lift my pencils as I should have for better line quality.

I am happiest about the overall feel of muscle throughout the pose.

Any help or suggestions to curb rash decisions when rather happy about how the drawing is turning out would be fab.

Thanks for looking.

All the best,

JCML Fine Art

Ori Concept Arts

Try to mirror the drawing if you can or use a physical mirror to look at it mirrored, that way you can see it with fresh eyes to some extent and get an idea of what it would look like and notice more things about it.

Also looking at it from afar helps reinterpret the composition and shapes


Ori Concept Arts,

I agree. I think I forgot because I am worried about stepping back and looking at it for a while due to the time limits on the work.

You are right to remind me that just because there is a time limit doesn't mean I will do better work by pushing unneeded pigment across the page.

Since it's a photo, not a breathing model, I also think I act differently and stop less.

Thank you. Your words will have significant meaning when I do my next photo drawing session. I placed them on my easel with a Post-it note to remind me to do better.

All the best,

JCML Fine Art

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