Thursday, February 21, 2008


The first is from an OpenCanvas session with Neil and Daniel last night, the second is gesture anatomy practice done from the amazing website Pose Maniacs that I discovered today.
It gives you a single CG image of a pose and gives you a time limit to complete the drawing before it switches to the next, just like gestures in life drawing class. Unlike life drawing, the angles are all over the place and foreshortening is rife, which makes it a tonne of a lot more tricky (and interesting) to manage. The standard time is 30 seconds but I couldn't handle it (check top left of page), so I changed it to a nice 90 seconds. I also decided to keep going until the canvas was full, which was perhaps an error of judgement given the 5000 x 5000 pixel canvas size. Almost a hundred poses later it felt like my eyes were bleeding.

Monday, February 18, 2008


Well, I almost managed to do one of these a night... but then I stopped.

These last three are from OpenCanvas sessions - the last two done with my good friend Neil. If anyone is keen for some multiartist OC action (Cory - I'm looking at you) , let me know and I can send you the program.

Friday, February 8, 2008

To Feel

Well I'm on holiday for two weeks, which means I have more time for personal work and improvement! I'm going to endeavour to complete one of these little unreffed speedpaints a day - here are my efforts from the last couple of days.

The clothing of the girl in centre was from reference.

Friday, February 1, 2008