Gesture drawing is more about your feelings, your own interpretation of a figure.
I think Lady-InRed is a bit complicated reference for your studies& Try to use a nude figure. Try to start with very simple abstract lines trying to catch a gesture, than add schematic anatomical lines and draw a silhouette. Than just add clothes and hair.
I tweaked it more. I tried to solve the issue of the squirrel appearing disproportionately large, and I also shrunk the salamander since it was a bit too big for the flora around it. Did I lose anything in the composition with these changes? Did it work better before? Thank you.
Hi! I'm sorry if this is a little late to be of any help...
I find the illustration of the dashund a little hard to read, or rather, I'm distracted by the way it looks as though it has no front paws or head... My brain finishes what's hidden by the pot in a weird way... Ugh, I can't figure out how to explain how I see it. I'll try draw over it:
This is how my brain sees the hidden parts of the dog. It may just be me!
Anyway, I thought it might be clearer to see a little more of the dog's face, though I realise that your intention may be the visual joke of the dog not realising how very visible he is. So I'm sorry if I'm spoiling that!
I'm just going to do a quick draw over to show what I mean, then you can take and leave whatever you like. I do hope something is helpful!
You may also find it useful to be very specific about where your lightsource is so that the shadows can help tell the story.
Looking forward to seeing how it turns out! 🥰
@Juliana-Soares I'm sure you will, and it'll be great! Sometimes you work on something so long you can't see it clearly anymore. Some good advice I got was to put the drawing aside for a while, then when you come back to it you'll see it with fresh eyes. 😋
One of the prompts to make a mind map of ideas was "my worst fear" which gave me an idea for a story that involves numbers. It could be like "don't push the button" or "don't let pidgeon drive the bus" but with a black cat telling the reader not to say 13 or something like that. The image of the cat's face came to mind and I had to draw it. What do you guys think?
if this is meant to be part of a picture book, just keep in mind if you want it to be one page or a two page spread, because if it is for two pages then you don't want important stuff in the middle where it will get cut.
Hey everyone! Thought I'd share the latest assignment I completed. Looking through my fav artists and seeing where their work and also my work falls on the scale. Going from stylized to realistic. Looks like my work falls somewhere in the middle! I intentionally want to add a bit more shadows and things. But sometimes I also like keeping it more simple haha I like seeing the range of the artists whose work I admire, from quick brush strokes to super detailed paintings. It's all amazing!fav artist comparison.jpg
@blackhound-rise@Geoffrey-Mégardon I'm not sure it's important to provide reference photos since you're not trying to get a proper likeness of the person. But we can definitely tell that is a human you're drawing! 😄