Happy October!!!! Let the spookiness begins!!!!!
Tuesday Tips — Composition 101, Rule of 1/3
This is an easy one to remember. Divide your canvas in third, both horizontal and vertical. And put your focal point where the line intersect.
Sometimes I don’t always have it right away at my initial sketch, then no worries, just move around your canvas a bit and adjust it.
This example is from KFP Legend of the Masters when I worked with Max Boas and Nate Wragg.
Happy National Coffee day!!!!! Make yourself a nice cup of coffee and start your Monday!
A session from last year. Done with Sharpie, held like a Conte stick. There’s a period of time where I would exclusively use Sharpies when life drawing. I thought it was the best way to transfer the technique and knowledge to my everyday work (storyboarding), using a simple black line to define everything. I’ve since gone back to Conte stick, but I think I will attempt Sharpie life drawing once in a while, because there’s a directness that comes from it that’s really hard to achieve with other medium.
Also, I love drawing models of all shapes. I wish there was more variety in body shapes available from models. I should look more into it.
I was going through some piles of newsprint pads lately and found a bunch of sketches. Some are from sessions at the studio, and some are from Bob Kato’s Drawing Club. Like this pirate right here. I feel like I got the likeness, but the line work and shading feels a bit too abstract and undefined. More old sketches to come.
Some more life drawing from last year. A strong, bold model that reminded me of some sort of viking lady. Also, a bonus goblin sketch done in between poses.
Some costumed life drawing from last year. Surprisingly, I still like them. Sharpie on newsprint paper.
Life Drawing 09/18/14
Always interesting to deal with “wild” hair. I usually try to push it in a shape that accentuate the feel of the pose.