Spartan Camp #252 - 50 gestures + Optional "Negative Space Drawing" study
Spartan Camp #252 - 50 gestures + Optional "Negative Space Drawing" study.
The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 27th of January.
- The gestures can be of anything, human, animal, cavorting capybaras.... You can draw full figures, but you can also go for heads, arms, eyes, or anything specific. All media can be used, both digital or traditional. Coloured or black/white. Quick scribbles or long studies. Imagination or referenced. Clothed or nude. Specifics are up to you!
- In addition to this, participants can choose to do an Optional "Negative Space Drawing", in any medium.
Additional notes on this weeks’ Optional Study:
When drawing something, we usually focus on the object itself and draw its outline and form. This is the positive space. Alternatively, you can also look at the "negative space" not covered by the object you are drawing. Negative space creates shapes that can be compared and measured, making it be particularly useful for measuring proportions. It's a nice exercise that allows you to perceive objects in an alternative way, and it can be quite tricky.
Choose any suitable reference (say, a solid object or a a figure) and study it by drawing the negative space rather than the positive space. Do not add any detail to the object itself. You can simply shade all the areas (usually background) not covered by the object. Such as the surrounding space and any openings. Do a quick image search and you'll find plenty of examples.
After some research, there does seem to be some conflict on using a silhouette to outline the object and then simply shading around it. After all, by doing an outline you are essentially drawing the positive space... I would think that not using silhouette is the more interesting approach. You may want to judge this one for yourself; just check some of the reference sources below!
A couple of examples.
Link: Examples of negative space drawings. Some use silhouettes while some don't.
Link : Has lots of background info. No silhouette.
Link : This is a negative space drawing using silhouette and lines.
As always- reference advised, not obligatory. Colour, medium, time frame, any specifics are up to you! Good luck and have fun! And feel free to ask questions!
50 poses is a challenge, but don't hurry or stress yourself reaching it! Focus on drawing, as practising is the main goal of this exercise.
Criticizing each other is highly encouraged!! Share constructive criticism, reference images and resources!! Let's help each other get better!
Come on soldiers! Flex those muscles!!
HALL OF FAME - SPARTAN CAMP #251