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Figure Drawing with Cakemikz (NSFW) (Lesson 1 - Gesture)
This time we will be focusing on capturing the gesture of a figure. I put together a little video lesson of sorts to help get you guys started this time. You can download that here.
What I want from you guys this time is to pick one two or three pieces of reference, and do the three different types of gestural lay-ins that I show in the video. Do the best job you can with it, and then photo or scan them. Then pick whichever you like best and take it to more of a complete finish and then photo or scan it as well...and email them all to me. Please make them 900x700 or 700x900 at 72 dpi to keep them easily formatted for me. Also format them like this CakemikzGesture1.jpg CakemikzGesture2.jpg CakemikzGesture3.jpg CakemikzFinish.jpg (except replace Cakemikz with your name). My email is rtschutter at gmail. Make the subject of the email YourName - Gesture.
Once again I am requiring you to work in traditional media.
Here are the references:
They are all women this week as well due to a lack of good male reference.
Your deadline for submitting your drawings will be 11:59pm PST next Friday (the 28th). I will then do my video critique by the following Friday. Please spend at least a few hours on this. It's difficult for me to justify how much time I am putting in if I don't feel like you are!
If there is someone who thinks they can convert that video to a better format that mac users can view, without losing too much quality and adding too much to the filesize then please do so.
Also I am still looking for more sources of reference, particularly good male reference. So let me know if you are aware of any.