Sunday, May 8, 2011

Form Study

Today, I tried something new in my study that was very successful.  I have been reading Vilppu's Drawing Manual.  One of the main points of the Manual is to "invent" the figure out of simple forms. I applied that technique to this figure drawing.  I went one step further and drew the shapes in isolation off to the side as I was drawing the figure.  This step really brought the lesson home for me.  I made a logical connection in my mind.  If I can draw a form so it looks three dimensional and I can build a figure out of simple forms, then I can draw a figure so it looks three dimensional.   This is my first time taking this specific approach to figure drawing and I am very happy with the results.

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