gestures from life
I was so sad when a robin flew into my window (probably drunk on fermented berries). I cried very hard because I was hoping it would be alive, but then I got my inks out because what better chance was I going to have to draw a beautiful bird being perfectly still. Consider this my obituary for you, little robin.
For one of my classes I had to go through some of the gestures I have made and chose ones that were esthetically appealing. Then I took some gestures that were not as appealing and pushed the poses and the "straights against curves." The first picture is the one in which I revised my previous drawings.
Last week, for homework in my cafe sketch class, we were supposed to take some of our old life-sketches that had small and hairy lines and redraw them in a clearer and more readable way. For more of my life sketches from this assignment and more check out my blogger site!
I know I said I was moving out to blogger, but I changed my mind. To make up for it I have new artwork to show! My cafe sketch class (a class in which we go outside and draw gestures of people) requires that we posts our sketches to blogspot. For this reason, rather than double posting, I am going to have a link available for anyone who wants to see my gesture sketches from that class. There will be a plethora of work flowing in from there, because I’ll be drawing an average of 150 sketches a week (I have to or I don't get an A). To see more work from that class click this link, or the photo below.
What else have I been up to? Last semester I was busy working on an animation of a zombie getting up in the morning. Pieces of that work (Its unfinished) and other animations will be posted tomorrow.
These are the first of many sketches that I have done from life over the past month. My commercial figure drawing class regularly went to the library to make gestures of the people there. We use a simplified tube-and-block version of the human figure to get the main gesture of the pose. It is important to be quick. You never know when someone is going to move, which is why it is also important to use memory to finish many of the poses.