Saturday, 10 July 2010

Figure Drawing: Drawing Movement In Figures

Wooden Mann on my headphonesImage by Frosted Peppercorn via Flickr
Today, I thought I would start a blog series of posts on drawing movement in the human figure, because not only is this a most asked question online, I've had a few emails about this recently too, so I thought I would address this issue of drawing dynamic figures. Although I am an artist who draws in a comic book style, my art style still needs to have and show movement in any figures that I personally draw, so here we go....

Learning to draw figures is easy when you have a tool called an artists wooden mannequin which I always have in my work studio space, as it provides you with ways to view the figure in relation to a scaled down version of the human figure and you can move the arms and the legs and the top torso and head too and so it gives you ideas on how to draw different poses.

The following video gives you a loose idea on how to draw figures based on an idea that you may see or a thought that you may want to try and sketch out....
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Thursday, 8 July 2010

Art/Artists Forums To Join

If you have a serious interest in art, then perhaps you might want to give these art forums a try, some are useful for learning, whilst others are great for networking with other artists, I'm a member of a few of these forums and you'll see my name in some if you look and what is good about forums is that if you want to get the word out about your art and your website, you can link to it from your forum signature when you are posting new forum posts.

It is best to join though at first with a sense of community and get to know other members and interact with them.

Here is a list of the top arts forums on the Internet, so do join some as you may learn something new.

Fantasy art forums

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Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Weekly Drawing: Drawing An Old Hag Witch

Drawing an old hag witch is fun, especially if you can imagine what an old hag witch could look like, fortunately there are many images and stuff floating about for old hag witches, to draw a witch it is recommended that you practice a few drawings first just to get it right and that's what I have done below, a quick preliminary sketch of the full figure and a quick sketch of the head to start which makes sense to understand the form and how you are going to progress next in the drawing stage.

Now again like other drawing tutorials we take those intitial sketches and try and work on them a bit more to flesh them out,sometimes I use a lightbox, other times I don't, I my just use another piece of paper and quickly redraw an idea a bit better, to see how it will turn out, being experimental is what I like about drawing and as you can see I settled quite early on the short hag witch here with curly witch shoes.

Ink the drawing quickly to get an idea of the permenance of it all and there we go, instant hag witch drawing with a close up of her ugly mug without her hat, see that wart with a few hairs coming out of it...ugggh! get a rat to gnaw that off mrs!!!, although this hag witch is not perfect, but nothing in life ever is is it?

Have fun drawing hag witches, because I know I will!
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Sunday, 4 July 2010

Zombie Head Stein Available From Zazzle

Another of my zombie designs printed on many mugs and steins available on Zazzle, there are a few different sized mugs available at different prices and I bought one of my own mugs the other day, just waiting until it arrives.

Zombies are still ace to draw, so I may do other zombie products on Zazzle when I have the time!