10 min

by Super Chef Dougie, November 24th 2018 © 2018 Super Chef Dougie

Done as part of a practice session with poses of 10 minutes in length.

My current goal is: Better understand human anatomy, so I can render imagined poses

Metal Magpie

Nice sketches. You've captured the 3D volume of the torso, especially in the top right sketch. Looks like you ran out of time for limbs on many of them, so try to get the overall shapes of the entire body in place before carving out more details. Think about how wide different body parts are relative to each other.

Super Chef Dougie

Thanks for your critique. haven't really drawn for 20 years, your comments do help. Yes, do have a bad habit of getting stuck in one part of the bodies detail, before working out all the shapes.

Alliwak

There is a great sense of anatomy around the waist and legs, but I see your need to work better with proportions and arms. I would recommend you to sketch an overall view of the image (lightly place the body shape, position and width of limbs) before rendering muscles, bones and such. The initial sketch should be quick, don't put too much effort or thought into it because it can slow you down.

Super Chef Dougie

Thanks for your insight. Your right, I do seem to over think it too early in my drawings.

Need to get better at gesture drawing with smooth line movements.

Chearoo

It's important to use construction lines before you go into the details and you did a great job with this I specifically like your shading. Something I would suggest (especially when it comes to quick figure drawing) is to not rely on them. Try to add a kind of organic fluidity into your fast sketches by using long strokes and solid lines rather than the, most of the time messy, short stroked etching with your pencil. It will help your sketches become less stiff and unnatural. And the most important thing to remember is that you need to capture the motion and well "line of action" of your subject. Don't worry about how it's going to turn out. The idea is to achieve an understanding of the movement not whether you get a beautiful perfect piece in the end.

Hope this helped!

Chearoo

It's important to use construction lines before you go into the details and you did a great job with this I specifically like your shading. Something I would suggest (especially when it comes to quick figure drawing) is to not rely on them. Try to add a kind of organic fluidity into your fast sketches by using long strokes and solid lines rather than the, most of the time messy, short stroked etching with your pencil. It will help your sketches become less stiff and unnatural. And the most important thing to remember is that you need to capture the motion and well "line of action" of your subject. Don't worry about how it's going to turn out. The idea is to achieve an understanding of the movement not whether you get a beautiful perfect piece in the end.

Hope this helped!

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