Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The first drawing was one of our earlier long poses. Although some aspects of my drawings have improved a bit since, I think I captured the model pretty well in this drawing. The first thing I noticed was the pose of the model. I depicted the contrapasto stance naturally. The models weight seems to be situated on the right leg and the musculature and angles of the long axes reflect that. I also made a good attempt at adding a variety of line weights and values. At times the figure is a bit outlined, but I think with the lighter thinner lines contrasting it, it is less apparent. I added some value rendering to show the musculature. At this point we hadn't discussed the muscle groups of the posterior view, so I was just going on what I saw. For the most part, I think I got it spot on, but there are some inconsistencies.
The second drawing is one the later long poses. The model's pose in this one was pretty interesting. I had started off putting in with a fair amount of detail, the long axes, rib cage, pelvis etc. Then I began rendering the muscle groups that we've discussed. I had a good foreshortened view of the model's right thigh which was fun to draw. I think I needed to add some darker values on the inside of the thigh to make that more apparent, however, it turned out okay. I think I did a good job drawing the abdomen as well as the proportions between the abdomen and limbs. The head and neck are a little off from where they should be. Again I used a good variety in line weight and value. I think I could have lightened up the far left arm, but with the value I added to the muscles, it isnt too distracting.
The third drawing was another of our earlier poses. With this one I was really pleased with my depiction of the rib cage and pelvis. Although the pelvis was angled towards me, and the rib cage away, I messed up the proportions between the two a bit. Also, the model was leaning away from me and I made the torso a little too long for the pose. But never-the-less, I really enjoyed how the long axis of the spine turned out. I rather enjoyed rendering this drawing. I got a little too caught up with the rendering however, and consequently the gesture of the model suffered. But it was still a good chance to really examine the rib cage to the fullest.