simultaneous left and right-handed blind contours. ballpoint pen.
This morning I did a few 45-second blind gesture drawings (blind = not looking at the paper as you draw … I kinda cheated, you can tell in places) with both hands. The results were real weird! My left hand doesn’t have as much fine motor coordination, so everything is large and jagged over there.
dinosaur & other prehistoric animal gesture drawings from the smithsonian. ballpoint pen colored with photoshop.
Sorry I’ve been absent; I’m in DC for a wedding until next week. Speakin’ of DC, have some drawings from the Smithsonian Natural History Museum! Admittedly, the color treatment was completely swiped from this picture by Bequietyellingcat. (sorry and thank you!)
[edit - Aw dang, the image is too tall! You can now click through for the hosted image.]
Figure Drawing Friday HEY WAIT THIS ISN’T FANART WHERE’S THE FANART
I haven’t posted any totally boring 30-second gesture drawing pages lately! Here’s an overlay of two days. Posemaniacs.com recently added the “freak” body-type, which is basically a whole buncha Hulks strikin’ bodybuilder poses. I delight every time one of them comes up on the randomizer.
Since we’re on the subject of fanart, I started my entry for the FYGameOfThronesArt Contest, because I will take practically any excuse to draw ASoIaF characters.
Yesterday’s Johnny Wander comic, a conglomeration of about 6 pages of sketches from my most recent trip to the Natural History Museum. (You might recognize a section from an earlier post.) As you can see, I never strayed from the Hall of North American Mammals, the Hall of Biodiversity and the Dinosaur/Prehistoric Mammal Wing. One of these days, I’ll manage tear myself away a look at the neato geological stuff or the astronomy areas (all things that I am also interested in), but I really like drawing beasts.
I draw figures much more quickly and with more confidence after a few minutes of warmups. I’ve already posted — what now — four nearly-identical images to this one? Sorry, there’s lot of pages of warmups in my sketchbooks! :|
Looks like Sunday has become “post drawing warmups” day. This is thefourth page of 30-second gestures I’ve posted here — sorry if this starts to get boring. :|
As much as I enjoy PixelLovely, it bugs me that only about 10% of the photos are men, and nearly all the photos of women have practically the same body-type. (Although it’s not as bad as Posemaniacs, where all images are identical bodytypes, being 3D models and all.) I need to find some new drawing resources.
So hey, Ananth showed me this neat thing this morning: Google Body. It only works in Firefox 4 and Chrome right now, but it’s a cool resource for muscular/skeletal/nervous/organ systems.