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Figure Drawing Forum – Share Your Work and Get Feedback

  • Figure Drawing Forum – Share Your Work and Get Feedback

     Brian updated 2 months, 1 week ago 9 Members · 22 Posts
  • Drawing America

    Organizer
    October 23, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Share your recent figure drawings. Please post only one image per day max. By posting into this forum you accept that others will offer feedback. Please focus feedback on what is working in the drawings and how to make things work better when offering criticism. (How to post, see image)

  • Simon Levenson

    Member
    October 23, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    My drawing from The Society of Illustrators last night in New York City.

    • Drawing America

      Organizer
      October 23, 2019 at 1:43 pm

      I like the atmosphere in this one. This reminds me of many sketch sessions I have attended. It tells a story rather than just showing the figure alone.

  • Mike Barron

    Member
    October 24, 2019 at 2:59 am

    I also like to draw. 

  • Drawing America

    Organizer
    October 25, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Mike, I love the idea of foreground, midground, and background in this. A simple idea that almost always works. Also, a great variety of marks with the pen. 

  • Christopher

    Member
    October 28, 2019 at 5:06 am

    From a session a couple weeks ago. 

    • Drawing America

      Organizer
      October 28, 2019 at 11:06 am

      Hi Christopher, What part of the world are you located in and where do you draw? Thank you for sharing this. 

      • Christopher

        Member
        October 28, 2019 at 8:00 pm

        I am in the US, in Portland Oregon. I usually do figure studies one to 2 times per week at Hipbone studios, and practice at home in the evenings and weekends, whenever I can from photo reference.

  • Jeff

    Member
    November 3, 2019 at 1:42 am

    Hey! 

    This was from one of Drawing New York’s recent Sunday sessions. Greer is an awesome model. 

    • Simon Levenson

      Member
      November 5, 2019 at 1:11 pm

      Hi Jeff. What is awesome about his drawing and Greer is that he is a terrific figure model and that comes through even in this longer, more developed work. Good job!

    • Brian

      Member
      March 22, 2020 at 4:49 pm

      Hi Jeff, I am really intrigued with the way you have used “secondary” lines to shape his figure and illustrate light at the same time. Very successful in combination with bold assured outline strokes. A lot to think about there, thanks

  • Simon Levenson

    Member
    November 5, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Two drawings from last night’s figure drawing session at Drawing New York.

  • Todd

    Member
    November 8, 2019 at 4:13 am

    Hello, Here is one of my drawings from last night’s drawing nights here in Winnipeg. Thanks for looking!

    • Drawing America

      Organizer
      November 8, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      Hi Todd, That’s a terrific drawing. Can you let us know how long that pose lasted? I am guessing it was a twenty-minute pose. I like how the shadow shapes describe form and the figure gets squared up at boney landmarks (as within the hand).

      • Todd

        Member
        November 8, 2019 at 9:21 pm

        Thanks a lot, I appreciate it. I think you’re correct, it was 20 minutes! Any time I post something feel free to say if you think something could be better as I don’t have a real critical eye up here to help me out. Thanks again, I’m really enjoying the course, I’ve found it really helpful so far.

  • Christopher

    Member
    November 10, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    Two 30 min. poses from this morning’s session at Hipbone Studio.  forgive the image quality.  I don’t have a great technique for photographing my drawings at this time.  One was a foreshortening  nightmare/adventure, that didn’t turn out great but was fun to do.  The model, Isan, has very long arms, legs, and torso which were a bit difficult to not exaggerate.

  • Simon Levenson

    Member
    February 18, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    Here is a new drawing of my neighborhood. I am interested to get feedback on how viewers see the storyline. My goal is to show everything and let that be the narrative, so one-day people can look back and see what it was like to live here. Do you find yourself looking at it that way?

    • Brian

      Member
      March 22, 2020 at 7:56 pm

      Nice sketch. It reminds me (in a documentarian sort of way) of a crisp depression era Walker Evans photograph. The bottom right figure becoming a framing element with vertical and horizontals, cool

  • Steven

    Member
    March 3, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Working on anatomy placement and proportions. Looking for critique. Thanks!

    • Drawing America

      Organizer
      March 4, 2020 at 8:49 am

      Hello Steven, Thank you for sharing your work. It is admirable that you are placing specific muscles and muscle groups in the areas they belong to on the body. The issue is with volume and shape as I see it.

      Volume: If you think of a chicken breast from the supermarket laid flat on the counter, you will see it has some volume (the thickness of the muscle). But the shape is flat, inherited from the countertop.

      Shape: Now if you think of that same muscle as part of a whole chicken you will see the breast, in addition to maintaining its volume, now has a shape which it gets from being attached to different bones. It is wrapped around the rib cage and so takes on the shape of the rib cage.

      Your drawing will benefit greatly, I believe if you first think of the volume and structure of the bones the muscles are attaching to and then draw the muscles around those volumes.

      In the Davinci drawing attached, notice how each muscle has its own volume but also inherits its shape from the bones it attaches to.

      Does that make sense?

      • Steven

        Member
        March 4, 2020 at 9:42 am

        Makes total sense! The chicken example is a perfect analogy. I realize now that I was just focused on getting the muscles in the right spots and wasn’t taking the time to visualize them as three dimensional forms. I’ll work on it and re-post when ready!

  • Kenji

    Member
    March 18, 2020 at 11:31 am

    My drawings have been looking like this recently and they are all lacking, especially at the rendering stage. Not quite sure what to do…

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