Honestly drew poses every day..

..Except for the past two days because I was reading Dostoevsky and Kierkegaard, and I had a job interview last Thursday. I’ve been too lackluster in updating this improvement blog because my drawings have been practices of poses. I’m up to 500 gestures but I still feel like an amateur when it comes to certain body positions, ex if the pose is angled below the waist. I should concentrate more on the torso, and every now and then draw the stretching muscles on the shoulders. I will leave the hands and feet as separate studies instead of spending my 45-30 sec. on detailing them in poses (unless I have extra time).

Also practicing on head likeliness. I’m sketching them according to the advice I was given in Hampton’s head video (proportions and placement).

That didn’t go the way I thought it would.

Before trying to practice drawing heads, I wanted to see what would happen if I sat through a longer session and shorter amount of time than my previous gesture practices. No erasing or tuning up the drawings. I wanted to see where I was going.

Well, it was worse than I thought. At 30 second intervals instead of 45 (and 40 weird poses per session), I panicked more than I anticipated. No time to think where to put down my strokes. It didn’t help that I didn’t draw yesterday either.

I’ll try again tomorrow since I wasn’t use to the pace. I dove into some notes in Hampton’s figure drawing book since it went more in depth than his videos.

notesThis is pretty embarrassing too, but I forgot so much steps in his head construction lecture. I think I have to refer to skull studies to understand it more. I’m not even to the muscles yet, but I regret not learning figure drawing when I was younger. Oh well. Better late than never.


Gesture warmups, then notes.

Yesterday I went to B&N and got a cheap skeleton book. It didn’t have a lot of pages but it was pretty much the only other anatomy book I can find that didn’t lean towards medical ref. The selection for artist anatomy books was disappointing.


Today I’m sitting through a session of quick poses. I stopped cleaning up the gesture lines because it was eating up my time. Watching head construction video again.

Edit: Stopped at 27 minutes to go to bed. Due to the rain I am tired earlier than expected.