Eggs and Sausage from Jackie Lay on Vimeo.
I found life drawing a real struggle. I was trying to get the proportions accurate and I ended up getting hung up on details. There was probably one drawing I was happy with in the end. Maybe I should have gone for what you're doing here - a more cartoony, big picture approach?
Quite possibly. Once I started really getting nuts with the proportions, how the whole body went together just kinda clicked. Sure, there's still tonnes of stuff I need to learn still, and a lot of experience I need to build, but it's a start.It's always better to start with a general approach and get more specific than get bogged down with one thing. That's why my daily practice is a series of 60-second drawings, I've only got that long to get what I can done, and it does help refocus away from the bitty little details and onto general forms.
That sounds useful, I'll give it a go. Cheers Kels.
Oh, just remembered a site that might be useful if you want to go the timed drawing route. Posemaniacs is a flash-based drawing site with anatomical models, and they have a viewer that you can set to automatically advance at various time intervals. I used to use that a while back, but I ended up wanting something not quite so obviously posed, so I switched to actual photos set on a timer. But Posemaniacs has some really useful application that might come in handy.
Ooh cheers me dears!
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