View Full Version : Spartan Camp #16 - 50 gestures + Optional Study of the upper leg
October 22nd, 2007, 05:07 PM
The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 28th of October.
The gestures can be of anything, human, animal, cavorting capybaras....and can be in any media, digi or traditional is fine.
In addition to this, participants can choose to do a study of the upper leg muscles, in any media. Black and White or Colour is fine.
:muscle: Come on soldiers! Flex those muscles!! :muscle:
PS...critting each other is highly encouraged!! Let's help each other get better!
HALL OF FAME - SPARTAN CAMP #15
PS/PS: if anyone has some idea's for the Optional Studies please let me know. Thanks.
October 23rd, 2007, 02:25 AM
upper or lower leg?
October 23rd, 2007, 03:07 AM
:bashful: :bashful: Ooooops :D
Upper, lets make it upper...
October 23rd, 2007, 02:22 PM
Ok, I'll try to make it to this one.
October 23rd, 2007, 07:08 PM
I'm game. Can definately try for the gestures. Upper leg, that should be interesting.
October 23rd, 2007, 07:23 PM
i am giong to have to do it this week.. been slacking too much!
October 24th, 2007, 04:04 AM
Good!!! looking forward to the weekend and everyones results :D
October 24th, 2007, 04:54 AM
oooOOo. Mr. Fancy Pants Mike is running to show now, aye? :P
I wanna see your gestures, bumskee!
October 24th, 2007, 05:29 AM
Where's our gesture step by step Mr. Huntery-Killery. Been waiting for weeks :wink: . Still can't seem to get any consistent gesture drawing method. So any help would be greatfully appreciated. Cheers Phil
October 24th, 2007, 07:45 AM
maybe some fun optional studies could be good, like super heroes with extra large beer bellies or sky diving creatures or humans, with no parachutes. Or simply studies of hands or feet, since they seem to be one of the more difficult parts of the body to draw.
October 25th, 2007, 04:31 AM
HunterKiller_- Yep :D :D :D
grenogs - i like the Hands and Feet idea and will definitely do that in the future. the other ones seem more to fit in the character of the week thread though. thanks for the input man, appreciate it.
October 25th, 2007, 04:46 AM
no probs, maybe one day i'll even get to put something in here, seems like a great way to get those basic drawing skills tuned up
October 25th, 2007, 05:50 AM
you totally should man. it's really cool.
October 25th, 2007, 10:15 AM
25 from the mind. (mostly)
25 to go...
EDIT: I made some before the deadline.. still wasn't able to do 50. Sucks bigtime.
October 25th, 2007, 10:46 AM
Vigilandus - nice man! very nice. pretty good proportions and nice and simple. i have loads of difficulties with keeping stuff simple. keep em comin :D
October 25th, 2007, 06:55 PM
Here we go. The current thread.
edit: Here's tonight's sketches. Like above, 1min, ref'd.
October 26th, 2007, 06:13 PM
What an interest all of the sudden.. hope everyone can free up some time. Looking forward to the rest.
Vigilandus; Some of the poses are a bit stiff, guess those are for proportions though? I'd recommend some more fluent lines and such, I've noticed many people use smooth lines to outline the direction and curves in the body. On the other hand, some of them (especially the last) look pretty good, so I'm not quite sure what to think. Diverse drawing style i guess? ;) Clean lines, and nice to see some top and bottom views as well.
Asatira; Just noticed they're on a 1min timer. See if you can work softer in the beginning, and then nail the pose with some strong lines once you've got the general shape down. (Works for me, at least. My stuff tends to get messy). Couple of complex poses among them. Think you're on the right track, keep at it :)
Had trouble finding good upper leg ref. Gestures from imagination. At least I succeeded in not postponing it till Sunday evening this time. :)
October 26th, 2007, 09:24 PM
Anthis: Thanks for the crit. Yeah, the scribbly-ness has been brought to my attention before. Part of me likes it, especially if it adds to a sense of movement, but the other part sees that it's really messy and can make it hard to read. I chalk it partly to being rusty.
Here's the last of my gestures, 37-50. Haven't done the limb study yet, so there's one more post left. Again, done from reference, 1min.
October 27th, 2007, 06:19 PM
Good work all.
Vigilandus - like i already said, very nice work man, keep em comin!
Asatira - Good, nice you could finish them all, hope you will join next week too :D
Anthis - cool! as usual, nice studies. Are you taking refs from comic books? you poses look like poses in comic books.
Here are mine, 50 hands
and the Optional Study
October 28th, 2007, 06:37 PM
Okey, I havent done anything yet, but I'll start on it in about 30 seconds.
October 28th, 2007, 06:52 PM
Hello, I thought I finaly get around to joining you all here :)
Sorry for alot not being the full figutre. I don't think I quite made it to 50, I counted 49 :nohope:
MeTaL-Mike: Loved your 50 hands, great poses!
Asatira: Nice work!
Anthis: Realy good poses, and great leg studies :)
October 29th, 2007, 12:06 AM
Hurley Very nice. I like how you caught the musculature, and really like the legs.
October 29th, 2007, 06:06 AM
Hurley – very nice man, love your sketching style. Hope to see more of your work soon.
Setting up a new one, see you there.
October 30th, 2007, 06:06 AM
Asatira; Yea, those 1mins are a good practice if you're rusty. Where do you get your ref for those? just random searching or any specific place?
MeTaL-Mike; Thanks. Sometimes I can't get anything going, but this time I did like 40 of them in 1 go. Didn't need ref, and I was in the mood for these kind of poses. Just had a good day I guess, usually need loads of ref.
You're doing hands again :) Only good thing about hands is that you're never short on ref... Some hands and arms are a bit thin perhaps. Tough exercise though. Off topic; like the way you arrange the gestures, I usually end up counting several times -.-
Hurley; Hello! Thanks, and hope to see you next time as well.
Those are some interesting studies. Are you using bridgman for ref? Looks like it, at least. Pretty solid work.
October 30th, 2007, 11:49 AM
i know what you mean Anthis, i have that too sometimes. Like Andrew Jones said "It's all about the state of mind man". i think he's right. if you have a good, positive day, you will totally have less problems while drawing or doing other things.