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.