Today I used The Gesture Drawing Tool with my projector. The result felt very similar to drawing from a live model. The same surprise and excitement with a new pose, and the same challenges. These are all 30-second poses (though you might have guessed 10).
I know I said I’d work on my anatomy and focus on the back and neck. I’m sorry, drawing. Today you were the last thing I did. Or almost. I’m working on estimating time for a project, and I’ve always been terrible at that. But don’t worry, drawing: I’ll be back before either of us notices I was gone. I hope.
Copied from Bridgman’s Guide to Drawing from Life. The examples range from naturalistic to actually mechanical, with wheels and levers, to express human anatomy. The focus on the back is relatively brief, which I guess is technically fair, though I’d hoped for more. I’ll find more, though (“These drawings are from Internet, Mother.”)
Starting another series, I’m reconsidering the focus for this set of daily drawings. It’s good for me to draw with or without a purpose, though having a subject ready can help when I have no ideas. So for now, I’m going to go with anatomy studies: specifically back and neck, because I feel like that’s something I focus on, without know hardly anything about.
On train home again. I tried that same pose from two days ago, this time with a dog. It’s almost exactly the same, except the first one was better: looser, cleaner, sharper. This one’s muddy. I didn’t reference the last one, just remembered what I wanted to do with the legs afterward, since the legs on the cat didn’t seem to point enough to the side.
I like this one more and more. I think I’ll try again in greater detail. And the color on the cat’s torso isn’t finished. This is why I love the train.
Here’s an über rough animation on the idea:
P.S. I’ll post 2-24 thru 26 later. I got my scanner back online, and I scanned the drawings, but I’ve gotten so used to posting from the phone that I forget while I’m at the computter.