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Nov 8 '12
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.

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.

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Sep 28 '11
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.]

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.]

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Aug 19 '11
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.

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.

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Jul 13 '11
Natural History Museum sketches.  Ballpoint pen.  Johnny Wander comic. (click link for full resolution)
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.
Man, them deep sea fishes.  They’re so wacky.

Natural History Museum sketches.  Ballpoint pen.  Johnny Wander comic. (click link for full resolution)

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.

Man, them deep sea fishes.  They’re so wacky.

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Jun 23 '11
Gesture drawings.  Also there is a penguin or something.
I haven’t bored you guys with another practically identical page of gesture drawings recently!  As always, with the 30 second drawing tool at Posemaniacs.com.
Also there is a penguin in lederhosen, as requested by Lela— which neither looks like a penguin nor looks like it’s wearing lederhosen. :/  Sorry, lil’ dude.

Gesture drawings.  Also there is a penguin or something.

I haven’t bored you guys with another practically identical page of gesture drawings recently!  As always, with the 30 second drawing tool at Posemaniacs.com.

Also there is a penguin in lederhosen, as requested by Lela— which neither looks like a penguin nor looks like it’s wearing lederhosen. :/  Sorry, lil’ dude.

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Apr 20 '11
30-second gesture figure drawing.  Red ballpoint pen.
Haven’t posted one of these in a while!  Here, have a page of Posemaniacs gesture drawings.
Oh gosh, and thank you guys for digging the picture of Storm from Friday!  It now has more notes than any other picture I’ve posted!  Woa!

30-second gesture figure drawing.  Red ballpoint pen.

Haven’t posted one of these in a while!  Here, have a page of Posemaniacs gesture drawings.

Oh gosh, and thank you guys for digging the picture of Storm from Friday!  It now has more notes than any other picture I’ve posted!  Woa!

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Mar 7 '11
30-second gesture figure drawing.  Ballpoint pen.
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!  :|
In case you missed the links before, here’s the sites I use:Posemaniacs | PixelLovely 
If you guys know of any other gesture drawing sites, I’d love to hear about them!

30-second gesture figure drawing.  Ballpoint pen.

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!  :|

In case you missed the links before, here’s the sites I use:
Posemaniacs | PixelLovely 

If you guys know of any other gesture drawing sites, I’d love to hear about them!

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Feb 13 '11
30-Second Figure Drawing Warmups from the PixelLovely gesture drawing tool.
Looks like Sunday has become “post drawing warmups” day.  This is the fourth 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.

30-Second Figure Drawing Warmups from the PixelLovely gesture drawing tool.

Looks like Sunday has become “post drawing warmups” day.  This is the fourth 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.

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Jan 31 '11
More 30-second figure drawings.  Something like three days of warmups, drawn on top of each other.
There’s also a whole bunch of 30-second animal gesture drawings in there.  I like how at the bottom left, a woman and a giraffe kind of serendipitously meld together into a centaur.

More 30-second figure drawings.  Something like three days of warmups, drawn on top of each other.

There’s also a whole bunch of 30-second animal gesture drawings in there.  I like how at the bottom left, a woman and a giraffe kind of serendipitously meld together into a centaur.

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May 18 '10
My name is Yuko, sometimes I draw things.  Sometimes I draw comics.

My name is Yuko, sometimes I draw things.  Sometimes I draw comics.

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