My goal for this year is to work on figures, clothes and posing a bit more. Somehow when I am in a cartoony mood, the head starts out pretty ok, but soon after that the rest of the body, proportions and those things they call limbs are a lot of trial and error. It used to be a constant remark of an art teacher I had in an “snail mail” drawing course. “Put some more dynamics in it!”.
I got the book “Figure it out, a beginners course to drawing people” by Christopher Hart and I am going to use it for multiple reasons.
- Develop a style solid enough that I can draw people in various positions without having to hunt for reference material
- When urban sketching starts back up, draw people quicker
- Just finally understand the proper proportions for a man, woman and child without it looking too cartoony when it shouldn’t.
I started this sketch in Artflow, just relaxing while laying down. Still tired and groggy from last night. I think my 9 year old daughter beat me at Track Mania a few too many times, but I can’t be sure. It is all a blur. I redrawn this in Sketchbook Pro.
There, first drawing of the new year is done.