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    Here I will post my studies and drawings for critiquing and viewing. I haven't been posting lately due to working a lot. I want more time for art but I don't know the future or how things will turn out. Here is a batch I did yesterday


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    Marvelous work on your...what is it? A 1 hour class? dilandoubishop. Marvelous and very great job on your current work on the human figures. (especially your quick roughs from 30s-1 minute)

    I feel that the ruffs are just not too quicker enough I see, for they are very too extraneous in lines, but otherwise, they're all very, very, very clearest and cleanest. Would you like to please be the most boldest and ruthless with your line economy and organic flow with 2 hours of 59 second quickest poses? (7200/59=122 quieckest ruff sketches) (ruff=rough, a Disney term, more info, look into Dick Williams' The Animator's Survival Kit, Expanded Edition) (custom timer)

    As a result, your lines and organic shapes and forms will become the least stiffest and scratchiest, and the most fluid, cleanest, dynamic, spontaneous, liveliest and energetic. For more details, be sure to look into the Mike Matessi books on PDF and the Proko Gesture drawings for free on YOUtube.

    Good luck to you and your goal.


    very good ! really captures the fluidity of the movements and looks like a freeze frame from life rather than a picture that has been posed for (if that makes sense). very accurate proportions but i will say (it might be the angles but) the neck could do with being ever so slightly longer. happy drawing!

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    Practice more with less and bolder lines. Other than that, the proportions seem ok. Try donig more 30 second figures


    Face/Head studies. Been too busy with work. Trying to make more time to draw. Been soul searching too.



    Figure Study 30 min class here on Line of action. I think I lost a lot of my skills. https://imgur.com/gallery/4SFRyLi


    Hi and good morning, dilandoubishop. How are you? I'm fine and you?? Say, great job on your quick face and expression sketches. Way to go on your quickness and looseness of the drawings and more expression of the lines and shapes. You know, I've got one small request: I love the animation of those particular quick sketches, but I'm not getting enough of the simplicity and cartoon-like quality to them. Would you kindly go for 2 more hours of 29 second quick heads and expressions? (custom timer; 7200 seconds/29 seconds=roughly 248 scribbly poses of heads) The reason why you could and should go ahead with it good is because, to help make your expressive gestures of expressions the least stiffest and the most dynamic, energetic, expressive and liveliest. For more details, look into the Proko Head drawing and gesture drawing vids on youtube. Not to mention, this link.

    Good luck to you and I hope these help and benefit you entirely.


    Quick 29 sec drawings.


    I haven't drawn or practiced seriously for 4 years.


    A sketch I did using Figma Drawing figures and a fencing discourse for reference.



    I think one of the dangers you're facing is overly-scribbly lines. We sometimes see masters do it, but the difference is that, masters deliberately choose to use scribbly lines, because they know its' benefits. For us, less experienced artists, scribbles are often tied with lack of confidence in our lines. Less confident lines result in less energy and hence less gestural uhh... gestures.

    Remember, quick gestures aren't quick because they're drawn quickly. They're quick because we make less lines to portray the main essence of the pose and exaggerate the energy enough that you can feel it without all the intricate details. What scribbles often do is they add visual noise, that create a sense of detail when it's not really there, which makes us feel safer, but that's not what we want - we want to be confident in each and every line we make, why we make it and why is it the way it is, what it portrays. Try to do some gesture studies where you focus on portraying the pose with as few lines as possible.When I get a bit tied up in gestural drawings, I try to count them even. something like "Let's see if I can draw this pose using 15 lines". That really makes you think about how to use each line wisely, but in time it becomes a habit you don't necessarily need to contemplate for long.

    Hope this is helpful. Good luck!

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