Spartan Camp #198 - 50 gestures + Optional "Interacting Figures Study"
The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 2nd of October.
- 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 "Interacting Figures Study", in any medium.
Additional notes on this weeks’ Optional Study:
As I have noticed, we usually draw our gestures as single figures without much context. This weeks optional study pushes the complexity a little by adding interaction. You can either do a single study of interacting figures or simply have some of your gestures interact with one another.
You can do this completely from imagination if you wish. However, reference could give you some very nice ideas. Think about films, theater, or sports images. Especially the latter should present plenty of opportunities (wrestlers, boxers, various martial arts).
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 #197
Did some studies of male legs from photo refs - light, then muscles, then blind contours. Looking forward to trying the optional!
not sure where I'm going this week.
I would almost rather even more direction for the 50 gestures. Like a specific focus ie. People, cats, trees. I mean if I could request (sry if that came across as pushy)
I seem to have found A nice site to work from this week
Last edited by Obacmar; September 28th, 2011 at 01:56 PM.
hello! I'd reaaly like to join in. can I?
lol.. I already went ahead and drew some gesture horse studies. sorry
pretty rude to just jump in like this.. but it was obacmar suggestion! :p blame him?
it was swealtering hot and the horses were fed up with it by this afternoon. I hope I portrayed that in these gestures.
Drygrass: love what you've done with the muscle volume in 4,5,6.
Not at all ashess, we're happy to have you!
The more the better. Lets flood anthis with studies!
Obacmar i see you're recruiting! haha nice studies, that site has some interesting images.
Still struggling with female faces i see. In any case, don't consider them your enemy (the studies) and try to have fun!
A few posemaniacs and anatomy studies.
Ignore the tree, i was just trying to use every bit of paper i have xD
thanks BlackDelphin! nice long lines @ the top one by the way.
tried for less scribbling and longer lines in the last 2 here aswell.;I started out just drawing the activeness of the baby. which is good, but it got quite cluttered with little lines so focussed on using 1 line later.
Last edited by ashess; September 30th, 2011 at 03:53 PM.
Obacmar: I'd recommend that when you're doing faces to keep the planes of the face in mind, just like you would with the rest of the figure.
BlackDelphin: like your anatomy studies, very precise
ashess: Love the bottom sketch of the adult and baby. Very few lines on the baby but lots of information. Also, squee!! ^^
Been having a crappy few drawing days, was hoping I could shake some of it out with some quick 1 mins and 30 secs. Trying to focus on the whole figure, and less on armature.
Lots of great stuff in there! I'll try some new stuff this morn. leave the frustrating faces for a lil bit
Ashess - Those are AWESOME! The little blue one on the 2nd last page, and The the last page "w" the man (ps could you number them pls) The horses are really cool too and kinda my inspiration to do cats.
Delphin - I see the flow studies might be throwing your proportions off. You might see my flow line in the cats . I like the Tree btw
Drygrass - Nice clean studies of muscles makes for easy read. The blind contours are sooo interesting @_@
Wonderful studies everyone! You're being productive!
I didn't do any pencil stuff today. Instead, i went digitally and did a photo refed study.
Trying to get the colour scheme as accurate as possible and the figure of course.
Failed with the head though.
Forced myself to draw tonight. I'm out of practice and I have a fever, but damnit I'm a drawing addict.
weird day today.. I like it
I take back what I said earlier about specificity of gestures..I like the freedom of searching the internet.
I started searching for "Arms" today, and this is where it went.
nice speed, flow Stratos
obacmar: wow, you're really setting a pace here! I really like the cats, especially 24 & 25. and the lady 31 is gorgeous! so is no 44 btw. thats what I mean when I sayd I love the way you draw.. not every drawing is perfect ofc, but sometimes you just 'nail it', just like that; and it looks almost effortless.
ofc its all old news for you now. you're @ the 3 armed babies!
Delphin: thats a nice piece of ass!
well I was pretty happy with those babies- and indeed the little blue one in particular, so I was feeling brave yesterday and decided to draw some youtube ref on my laptop.. uh. I can never get a line to just feel right when it's digital. maybe I worrytoo much about it, but it's never free.
here's what I got:
oh, and sorry about the numbering! I'll do that starting now
for a few dollars more; pretty happy with this; considering the digital.
tried to keep the amout of lines down. also wanted to show the ruggedness in the end, so got a little divided between the 2 ideas. still, not too bad.
ashess it took me a while to get used to digital sketching,
but when i did i totally preferred it over traditional. now, i'm working on my pencil work to balance it
enough practice will make the difference! awesome studies, keep drawing away!
i see numbers are being the new trend with figures in these posts
though i'm keeping mine ongoing heh
did the interaction bit today
concentrated mainly on flow
S'all I got in me today. *collapse* will give notes/feedback later. tomorrow is 24 hour comic book day. pld: yipeeee?
Up to 25, and I haven't even tackled the optional study. Gonna have to get a fire under me!
Interacting figures are HARD eh?
I pushed through a few. Defiantly need to do more of these
Ashess Is that Clint Eastwood? 37? Nice quickies! I like 33, 38, 28, they look like characters in a gang.
Delphin On with the interactions..A little different themes than mine :p 132-- baptism or vampire attack?
Drygrass I really like the shape definitions with the patterns, makes the figure push off the page.
strato You can do it! Are those 30 sec?
Last edited by Obacmar; October 1st, 2011 at 01:27 PM.
It's damn hard to get used to drawing again, especially while being totally beat up due top some bicycle riding in a hilly area. I'm so rusty regarding various things.
Drawing feels infinitely far from me, I guess I need a bunch of sweet photos and some Bridgman to get out of this state.
I have just these now:
ashess, sweet simple ones after 33 I dig 35 and 37.
Good work everyone, I'm too tired to look at carefully or read everything here...
Did em all last night .
The really messy ones are probably 30sec and under. I really tried to get the motion and sweep in each of the poses. Do I need to get more construction and proportion in there too? These were all references from a book about famous artists ;P. Plan to do the rest today!
lol Obacmar did you make that up? never heard of it xD
awesome interaction! are those posemaniacs?! i haven't found any like those before.
if not, where did you get the ref? i really like the last one, the back-carry one
posemaniacs and michael hampton studies
Go go go!
@Obacmar Thanks for the encouragement. I think I might be able to barely nudge in the optional assignment tomorrow night Also, my gestures are generally 60 seconds.
Last edited by Strato; October 2nd, 2011 at 03:24 AM.
obacmar: ye thats clint eastwood 39 too. nice interactions you did; expec the shaded one with the policeman.
faelerai: awesome gestures! this is something that goes for me too, but I think getting the 'sweep' in there reads cleaner if you use a little less but longer lines.
delphin: strong 3d, and I like the experimenting with longer, abstracted lines. some could use a bit more conscious decisions,but 144 and 146 espec turned out great.
strato: top lady in the first is pretty sweet. I do kindof miss the difference in line width you would get with real pencil on paper. I think it's something particular important to your style.
well, here's mine from this morning. tried color pencil; so I could 'feel' around the shape better. unfornunately, kids really dont hold still long enough for that. as a result, some turned out way too light. tried to fix it in post; but the fixation is sometimes more visible then the lines! got some interaction going on again though.and lol, just noticed I need 2 more!
Great job everybody!
ashess - Thanks! I see what you mean. I think that the gesture is not only getting the energy, but also capturing the basic size of the figure, and what the figure is dong, with pretty good accuracy. I think all of you guys should take a look at this - http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=60753. I found it last night. I think he had some great things to say about gesture.
Anyways.. Heres my last batch! These were done yesterday.. Just forgot to upload em.
Most of these were way to loose. Some of them were alright though. Oh and sorry about the back of other pages coming through. I'm going to fix that next time..
*hopes its not to late too upload*
Hope this works, some issues.
Started without warmup and no ref to see how that would go. Bit of a funny mixture. I suppose they gradually get better though. Digital.