When the pose is finished and I look away from the model, the world is transformed for me. I look at the triangles formed where the rafters meet the ceiling in a whole new way – I know just how I would draw them.
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Great figure drawings are informative. They describe a movement from a basic description of the overall geometry of the mass to a more general anatomical description, and then to an even more specific explanation of where the light and shadow fall on those forms.
Creating art certainly isn’t like a soccer team where there’s eye contact and yelling out to others in a coordinated, concerted effort towards a goal; But… could it be?
Great figure drawings are informative. They describe a movement from a basic description of the overall geometry of the mass…
If at first you don’t succeed in drawing, try and try and try and try… Out of 100 drawings that I do, what percentage would count as successful?
While I agree that the head length method is a useful way to establish proportions in a figure, I personally employ what I believe is an easier method, called the Quarter System.
Are emotions an essential ingredient to art? Let’s talk about harnessing emotions to fuel, not foil your art.
I’ve compiled these tips to give you a “visual advantage”; helping your eyes communicate with your brain and hands- with less fighting! And don’t we all want that?
It’s important to make sure, from the very start, that the various parts of the figure are to scale with one another.
Has this happened to you: You draw your subject with enthusiasm but then get discouraged when it doesn’t look right? Where’s the disconnect happening?