Sunday, January 28, 2007

EDM #103 - exercise/stay fit

Slightly challenging (and i suggested it, what was I thinking?) but worth it as I got to combine it with a homework assignment from drawing class - the structured drawing method. This method is based on how to recognize the quality of a shape by examining the tilt of its constituent line segments. Sounds a bit complicated but basically if you block-in your subject with lines, you can compare the angles & tilts that you see to the horizontal and vertical axes on a compass rose. The lines stay sketchy and angular until you have established that all tilts and angles are correct, then you begin the inside drawing.

The block-in method is explored further in the book "The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing" by artist & teacher Anthony Ryder

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Blogger mrana said...

Love the way you did (structured!) this drawing, very interesting. And very well done.

1/30/2007 4:24 PM  

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