March 1, 2017 at 1:41 am #9420
I know somebody already asked this question, but there wasn’t really an answer, so I’m going to try again. ;-)
When I do short gesture poses, I just start with a few lines indicating the general flow of the gesture. It works fine. But it doesn’t usually show the exact outline of the body.
Now, with longer poses, I’m never sure what to do. If I start with those same lines for the 25 minute pose, I’m sure they’re going to get in the way sooner or later and I’ll want to erase them, as on the 25 minute pose I’d want to start adding detail and shading.
So would I start those long differently than the short ones? Or begin them the same way and just keep building and building? I get the feeling, when I do that, the drawing gets messy (as the first quick lines aren’t the outlines of the shape.
Anyone understand what I mean? How do you do longer poses?
AnyaMarch 1, 2017 at 10:03 am #9421
Hi Anya, I have the same difficulty to be honest as it has taken me a lot to go into line drawing because I want to get so detailed. On Wysp another practice site they use a frame. So they start with the lines then place the head the ribcage and pelvic area in circles and broad shapes and then you hang the rest of the figure on that. It is a nice way of doing it. I’d recommend you check that out. There are a few free guides there and some paid.
That’s how I think I’m going to approach the longer poses but not too sure just yet.March 2, 2017 at 11:01 am #9428
where did you find that info on Wysp? Info?
AnyaMarch 2, 2017 at 12:15 pm #9431
If you type that into your search bar you should get to it. Some nice little online lessons there.March 2, 2017 at 12:22 pm #9432
In the Learn section there is a course library. There is no course mode but you can set the number of drawings you do and you can set the amount of minutes you want to spend on each drawing. In the Female anatomy lessons there are images that show a broad outline of head, ribcage, pelvis, and then it goes into more detail in an image next to it…so you can go over your lines and then in another image it shows how it ought to look without the guidelines and with detail. It’s great to follow for tips on how to set out your composition.
The hands lessons has something similar but it starts off with guides and then they slowly fade to be more detailed drawing and you can follow. Wysp records your progress (you rate your drawing from ‘didn’t get it’ to ‘nailed it’ and based on that it gives you a percentage of how far you are in the course.
It also shows how much time you have spent on it and how many skills you have mastered.
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