Hey I was wondering which drawing methods, and material you all use when Drawing 5-10 min sketches? I usually use “Derwent Pastel” pencils, and I draw on 30lb newsprint because im a poor student. What I want to achieve is to catch the flow in the body, so it will help my characters to get more action.
Ill post some of my drawings later today, and feel free to critique them.
I really like to work with chinese ink and a soft brush, on all kinds of papers. It's really easy to get the movement. I also like compressed charcoal, beacause depending on how you position the chalk, you get interesting lines as well as shadows.
Ink sounds like a good idea! What kind of brush ? like for painting ? hehe im not so familiar with all the different types of pencils. I have some ink pens, but I don’t think that work well on newsprint.
Hey here are some of my drawings from the figure drawing class today. I drew them with dervent pastel pencil. Ill try some with compressed charcoal later
10 min had some problems in it
10 min, i think ?
15 min or 20
If you want to catch the flow of the body you have to make sure there aren't any unbroken lines, just make sure the lines are 'clean' that's all
Man of integrity
Unbroken lines are lines that does not follow the shape right ? How do you make a clean line? I try to start with drawing the rib cage like a circle and then the hips and shoulders. And then I make a flow line through it. I want to get into animation and really want to learn how to make my lines perfect so that my characters look better. Do you have any good suggestions for how I can improve my lines ? The problem might be that when I make a long stroke or circle I usually follow that stroke about 3 or 4 times.?
Hope you can help me out. Im going to do some more figure drawing tomorrow, so I can practice
you should post your stuff in the sketchbook thread and also take a good look at others work, it will help you a lot! But, I you are good already! As for the brushes, I use everything that gives interesting lines, from a chinese brush to a piece of plastic I find on the floor!
and by the way, I've seen great drawings done on newsprint and with al kind of mediums! It only depends on how you use it.
Thank you so much.! I will go draw some more drawings today. Then i will post them in the sketchbook thread. The thing is that i dont want my figure to look perfect or too realistic. I jsut want a good flow in it. It applies mroe to animation. When i have learned how to make the flow i can start making it look more realistic.
start by doing your sketches in no more then 10sec and try to get only the lines that show the movement of the body.
pencil or charcoal on newsprint is just fine for fast studies. If you're just hammering them out to practice movement, proportions, etc. there's no need to get too picky about materials, whatever's cheap and handy.
also, when you're feeling comfortable with the pencil, try switching to pen on sketch paper. It's a whole new mental excercise
Scarlet: Yea that’s a good idea. I try to do 30 sec drawings, but the models at my school only do 2 and 5 poses not 10-30 sec. Ill try to do some shorter poses and post them.
Dave: I have been using pencil on sketch paper but it’s a long time sins I did it. Usually I use charcoal so I can get the quick movements, because I still don’t have it. I really want to learn seeing the 1 flow line going through the body. I really want my drawings to look dynamic.
Mullet: Hehe no problem. Hey is Ingres a famous artist or someone on concept art ?? I looked it up on Google and found a book with portrait drawing. Is that it ??
And hey guys! Thanks for your help. Ill post some more drawings when either today or tomorrow.