Spartan Camp #246 - 50 gestures + Optional "Caricature Study"
The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 2nd of December.
- 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 "Caricature Study", in any medium.
Additional notes on this weeks’ Optional Study:
This week, the optional study will focus on caricature. As you know, a caricature tends to be a distorted or exaggerated image of a person or object. Think about the caricatures in newspapers and tabloids, where the subjects tend to be well-known people. Or the ones done by street caricature artists. For this study, choose your own topic and produce a caricature. Subjects such as politicians or actors can be practical, since there is plenty of reference around (as well as existing caricatures!). But you are free to choose your own subject. It's not a very strict study, but keep in mind that despite the distortion, whatever it is you are drawing should be recognizable! Also, keep it tasteful
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 #245
oh god i havent done caricatures in a long time... this week i really want to put my 100% i want to kill it!
edit: also thanks to everyone who took the time to put some helpful comments, it was really helpful , this thread is the thing ive been looking up to every night lately , its so nice and the people are so helpful! this is the only corner where i feel at home with people who are like me obsessed with getting their anatomy right!
allright... so i feel pretty ashamed by this mountain of bad drawings, im not used to do 60 seconds nor am i used to draw directly on computer...... but i need to face the truth that i need a lot of practice at this and get more speed when i draw and accuracy too, i need to do this everyday at least for an hour, forgive me brothers for failing you all -_-
ill post more, and also post some caricature and more worked stuff
Last edited by andartarius; December 4th, 2012 at 02:17 PM.
Anthis: Thanks for the feedback on the last round! It was pure coincidence that I did a caricature, didn't have a clue this week would have it as an optional. Totally ready to do another one
Yes thanks everyone who continually give feedback, I'm always thinking about what was said when I'm drawing.
Andartarius - Mountain of bad drawings?! I think you need to give yourself some more credit. There's some really strong drawings there. Not sure what to crit you on, just keep going.
Looking forward to trying a charicature, I've never done one, although had one done of me lol.
Here's Mondays studies. Ranging from 30seconds to 30mins.
Animare: I know you are trying not to crowd the forum but I like to see bigger res files. Want to examine those color studies of you a bit better You're getting some real nice movement in those quick poses, lots is said with little lines! Keep going!
I went drawing yesterday and we did a long pose, so I tried to carve out a drawing after a filling up the page with charcoal. There's a lot I don't like at the drawing (anatomy/proportions. happy with hips and upper torso, but head and legs are pretty bad). BUt I love the quality of the medium, which is why I have 2 close ups on there.
Animare: Thanks so much! Hamorhage is right, you should post bigger so we can see those great sketches, they look proportionate and accurate!
Hamorhage: Thanks a bunch! i admire you as an artist so those comments means a lot to me! i want to get better at being more accurate and fast with the human shape, and those 60 second pose are already helping me... i can feel it, i did some during my break at work today, and just now i did those, which were 90 seconds, and i can already feel my eye sharpening to shapes and form! lets keep grinding level infinite until we are among the best of the best!! By the way, the charcoal study is jawdropping, really beautiful , i can feel the light hitting the form perfectly and graciously
Last edited by andartarius; November 28th, 2012 at 09:44 PM.
Caricature Study...Scary, very scary....
@ andartarius, if you have a mountain of drawings then you should not be ashamed at all I love that you're challenging yourself with 60 sec poses and digital. I would suggest maybe not passing over the lines too many times, you lose time and clarity of the figure (not that I do it right either, but it's on my list of things to avoid)
@ Animare, great job! I'd love to see the bigger rez file coz those 30 min studies look amazing! Same for the quick gestures
@ Hamorhage, mmmmm I might have to steal your brain and art supplies for analysis. Charcoal study looks wonderful, and I like the wire-y quality of the quick sketch. It's interesting to see long pose and quick pose next to each other.
I just read the critiques from the other thread, I'll try them next time! Thanks to everyone for the advice
For now, 90 sec (I tried to not lift the pen from the tablet surface for this one in order to minimize the time. It was an interesting experiment)
2 mins (first time drawing cats)
The days that you don't want to, are the days you have to. Be a step ahead of yourself.
Oops sorry that my images were too small. Yeah I didn't want to take up space or stretch the forums so always saved them small.
Here's Wednesday and Thursdays studies. Gotta draw more kids, they're difficult! Lol.
e-nat I really love your lines on some of your cats.
Here's some help on the optional study -
In my current Sketchbook Support Group we tend to do studies as well, and Angel Intheuk happens to have decided on a Caricature for the last one. She also provided some guides and reference which we can also use!
Check out THIS post in her sketchbook.
haha had fun with this, ill try exagerating more!!! i caught a bad flu the last 3 days so i was in my bed miserable but im back!
hamorhage i love your technique, how do you get this brush effect on computer?
Last edited by andartarius; December 1st, 2012 at 10:59 PM.
e-nat: I love your line and tone quickies. They worked out much better then the ones I did last week using a similar approach. Your imagination poses are quite solid aswell btw!
Your animals are really great, where did you find the references?
Nance: I love the inside out drawings, it's great to be aware of the underlying bone structure.
Animare: Your tonals are always looking great! I love your digital linework, is that just a standard round brush?
Anthoney: Looks like you're doing good work but a bit hard to see since I need to twist my head to see the poses Keep 'em coming!
Andartarius: That's spot on Simon Cowell My own technique? Well I just used one of the standard brushes in photoshop, the one that's made up of all the dots, it's the closest to a real paintbrush in my opinion. I messed up the second portrait I did though, was relying too much on transparency, need to stick more to opaque use of that brush.
Did some more 30 seconds posemaniacs (pen and paper this time), some photoreferenced drawing (old man) and some studies from a video (female bodybuilder). The caricature failed because I got this webcam picture from a person taken at night with no contrast or detail, I wanted to give it a go because she asked, but I think for good caricatures you need a good reference. People tend to give pictures where they look bland and more pretty than real life (usually bad lighting). But still, it's fun practice
Amazing output so far.
Argh - the attachment manager messed up my order...
ok - red lines - bridgeman studies
blue lines - photo studies
and last but not least some quick speed painting studies.
@Hamorhage your linework is fantastic. I totally dig the old man on the chair. And thanks for showing your steps - it`s quite inspiring to see the process. :-) And your charcoal study is
impressive - damn, I thought this was a page from an artbook.
I think your studies are quite good - I know how hard digital drawing is. I`m still avoiding it, hehe. keep it up.
You have good and very clean lines :-)
Last edited by Klaustrophil; December 2nd, 2012 at 12:16 PM.
Thank you Hamorhage! references for cat pictures are from http://artists.pixelovely.com/practi...nimal-drawing/
Poses from BBC documentary, around 5-8 minutes Youtube link
poses from Imagination
hamorhage: what kind of brush do you use for these paintings? i love the texture?
some more 60 sec poses
Last edited by andartarius; December 2nd, 2012 at 05:51 PM.
Thanks Hamorhage, yes it's just a round brush.
Lol my attempt at a charicature study, didn't have time to finish. I picked the wrong base shape and it just doesn't look anything like the person it's meant to be. Will remember that for next time. Thanks for the links also Anthis.
A page from my sketchbook, did some quickie observational sketching whilst I was at a cafe. It's hard to draw when you're trying to hide that you're drawing lol. Get's easier once you get into it though. Used a brushpen.
And my 30secs posematics from the week.