Drawing

This page links to my scribblings and sketches, both fast-and-dirty and slow-and-careful. I use both pencil as well as Wacom tablets to draw.

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I’ve also done 1-2 weekly drawing sessions at work, focusing mainly on figure drawing. The session topics covered so far are :

Session #1

  • Warmup — Exercise
  • The “Before” Drawing – Exercise
  • Upgrading your Symbols — Explanation
  • Poses — Stick Figures as Guides — Exercise
  • Upgrading your Stick Figure — Demonstration
  • Posing your upgraded Stick Figure — Exercise
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of using Stick Figures — Explanation

Session #2

  • Proportion and the Basic Unit
  • Observe and Reduce – deducing pose from a model
  • Relative importance of symbols in posing
  • Single stroke gestures – dissolving rigid poses
  • Inventing poses in the plane of the paper
  • Upgrading the mass symbol – the Blob, its use in depicting foreshortening
  • Bonus Feature: Eyes

Session #3

  • Warm-up: Are you posing better than you started?
  • Observe and Reduce
  • Injecting life: Important landmarks in the human figure
  • The Human Face: Upgrading your symbols
  • Tuning parameters of the facial system

Session #4 (Upcoming)

  • Solids from different angles
  • Introduction to perspective : 1,2,3 – point perspective
  • Review – Basic planes of the head
  • Filling in the details
    • Eyes
    • Nose
    • Mouth
  • Features from different angles
    • Eyes
    • Nose
    • Mouth
  • Shading the eye

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