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June 10, 2018

I started the second in the series of the "force' books - this one is called Force: Drawing Human Anatomy:

In the first section the author talks about hierarchy in drawings and he uses a pyramid as an example: 

I loved a quote he had talking about how not be fearful...

June 8, 2018

After reading the 'force' book all week, I was all geared up for my Life Drawing class. The object of the class for me was too loosen up in my drawings - for them to be about the FORCE of the pose.

I have a real tendency to draw my gestures in a really stiff way - and o...

June 4, 2018

Continuing with the new 'Force" book I have been looking at what the author calls "Forceful Shapes". In essence it's about not using all straights or all curves - mixing them both to create rhythm which I discussed in an earlier post.

Here are some of the notes from the...

June 2, 2018

I've been working my way through the chapters of my 'Force' art book and I came across a topic I didn't know too much about, and that is 'visual rhythm' and how by understanding this concept you can improve your life drawings.

The author describes rhythm as the interpla...

June 1, 2018

Well, I'm not sure it's exactly like this kinda force, but most of the time I find life-drawing so hard I wish I could get Yoda to help me!
 

I'm reading about a different kind of force though, and how by understanding it, your life-drawing and gestures can really impro...

May 28, 2018

No, not this kind of donkey!

 This kind of art bench-casually referred to as a 'donkey' for obvious reasons.  Although these benches are mega uncomfortable on the backside, they are really good for drawing when used with a drawing board.

Even Walt Disney had his art...

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