Hi guys, thanks for checking out my post :) I'm just starting out with live figure drawing, and I would be very grateful if you'd take the time out of your busy schedules to offer me a critique. I used a soft pastel on 18" x 24" newsprint for this drawing, it was drawn an an easel in class; I was not able to capture all of the pose (especially the lower limbs at the bottom right of the page.. actually, I forgot what's going on there, it looks ambiguous and I can't make it out, I'm sorry for that!) Also, I think the head and foot looks too big.
Hi Nayomi, thanks so much for your kind and encouraging words!! Understatement and mystery, I love that, thank you for the compliment! 😊 Your expertise about volume and perspective are so helpful to me. You’ve helped remind me of how important volume is in figure drawing; I’ll keep it at the forefront of my mind as I keep drawing! Thanks again!
Hi Cheneam, I really appreciate your eloquently worded expertise, the way you describe such a great way to anchor the body is already helping me understand and visualize how to make future figure drawings more successful! I’m sure with the spine reference line (it’s so useful to know I should draw it from top to bottom), it will feel much more natural to ‘landmark’ the proportions correctly, and it’s great to know when to concentrate with precision and when in the process to start to relax / shape the forms. 😊
I’ve got a lot of educational videos downloaded for future reference, and what do you know, I searched it up and there’s a Loomis Method demo already downloaded on my computer! That’s so cool, and it’s a huge help for me that you pointed in the direction of a specific method to study, that will strengthen my weaknesses. I see that Andrew Loomis is a prolific author on top of being an artist, so it’s a no brainer that I’m going to purchase books of his now. Thanks so, so much again for your insight and for helping me understand / giving me specific techniques!!