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Roughing it, part 6

19 Mar

At first I didn’t realize it, but this is a screenshot out of a computer basketball game. It doesn’t really matter for the rough sketching, because the 3D simulation was good enough (at least good enough to fool me).

Roughing it, part 6

Perhaps some of you are wondering why I am doing rough sketches instead of full drawings. Well, it seems if you draw something you’re not too upset about to throw away, that that fact alone may free you from being to judgmental about your drawing. You still have to try to do your best, but because the investment of time is relatively low, you can relax and have fun drawing.

It is this fun factor that really helps you to get better. Because if it’s fun, concentrating on a hard subject is less of a problem and more of a challenge, something you want to complete. Everything you complete makes you better at drawing.

That is all.

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Meet The Spartans

19 Mar

I have never seen this movie, which is a parody on a movie I haven’t seen either (“300”). However, this screenshot of the trailer is precious. I didn’t take the screenshot, but found it through Google Image Search. This image was only 450 by 231 pixels, so when I blew it up on my computer screen is was quite “fuzzy”.

Meet The Spartans

The rough drawing was done in 60 minutes, using an HB pencil on A4 (210 x 297 mm) 120 g/m2 drawing paper.

I’m sure it’s a hilarious movie, because I had so much fun drawing this scene.

That is all.

Roughing it, part 5

19 Mar

This was a tough composition, because the two players were relatively far apart, there is nothing special going on in the background, and there is extreme foreshortening of the limbs.

Roughing it, part 5

Nevertheless, it seems I have made a reasonably well approximation of the original photo. The players were a bit bigger than could be fitted into the frame, but their body postures and positions relative to each other are much better than in some earlier sketches I made. So, although it is very rough, there is some progress.

I had expected a kind of break-through in my drawing skills, but that hasn’t happened. I guess it means I have to keep banging on it until creating overall correct shape and position on the paper becomes second nature. From that point on, I can go on to more precise representations of photos, or dare I write it, real life people.

That is all.