Friday, November 25, 2016
Two Tries at the Same Pose part 3
As I said before this was a fairly long pose so after rushing in and slapping down the rough sketch in Part 1, I got out a fresh sheet of paper and did a slower more careful drawing. This is not a terribly challenging pose but just try doing this for 20 minutes or more and not drifting or adjusting your hip once it gets uncomfortable. Models work Very hard. He was a lean muscular dude, but I exaggerated his muscles here a little bit. I can't remember at this point how much of this sketch I did in the classroom and how much I did later at home using reference photos and anatomy books. I don't like grossly exaggerated muscles in fantasy art any more than I like the crazy huge swords and armor.
Again working at home on both versions of this sketch one right after the other I was able to learn from the first one and do a nicer job on the second.