Thursday, 16 February 2017
ballpoint pen and grey paper
Some ballpoint pen and white chalk studies. Small figures studies no more than 3 inch tall each. Great practice in keeping it simple in gesture and structure. Some better than others as always. Im making sure i get a page or 2 every week. I really believe that if you can translate a model clearly in a small simple drawing like this then you've done the hard part. The rest is just rendering. The difference between me now and say a year ago is a greater consistancy in my drawings. Consistancy = more enjoyment
this is what steve huston has to say on this:
''You won't get to the level of detail and finish of the first drawing unless you have the fundamental understanding as exhibited in the second at least with any kind of consistency.
Good craft, smart craft comes from a clear idea of what each mark is telling your audience and how it orchestrates with all the others.
The first few marks in a drawing build a road map that lead the eye to everything else.
That is what short pose figure drawing is all about.
If you really want to learn to draw beautifully, you need to add short pose drawing to your tool box. If you want to take your drawing to the next level, you need to add short pose drawing to your tool box. And if you want to make marks that are uniquely your own--ditto!''
I remember Jeff Watts saying that Drawing training is like going to the gym. You go to the gym and have different days to train individual body parts. With drawing you may one day do anatomy studies another day short pose and another long pose. Mixing mediums helps too!
If you have not already. Check out steve hustons facebook page. Its a goldmine of information!