April 12, 2012

Figure drawing - daily sketches

Last sunday’s been a month since I began practicing gesture figure drawing daily, while I can’t afford going to live figure drawing sessions I’m relying on the next best thing, The Drawing Script and the Figure & Gesture Drawing Tool. To celebrate I’m sharing some of the results from this month.

The time for each pose goes from 30 seconds to 11 minutes and man, those 30 second limit really make you stop thinking and start landing lines, I never thought you could even put pencil to paper in such short period of time and I certainly can’t get a whole figure in 30 seconds yet but at least you can tell it’s a human being (most of the times).

I’ve always looked in awe at artists posting their figure drawings, such confident lines, accurate, dynamic, perfect! I want to draw like that too, confident, accurate, bold strokes, want to draw faster and get a better comprehension of how the body works, render it in as few lines as possible.

Have you heard of “fail, fail again, fail better”? “practice makes perfect”? Go figure, it actually works!


Crystal Cook said...

Those are fantastic Teresa! makes me want to take on that challenge too. Your marks are accurate and expressive! Super cool. :)

Sadami said...

Hi, Teresa,
Brillliant! You did a great job in an extremely short time. I love your post, too. Me, too, will start a life drawing class soon. Let's make lots of messes, have fun and share JOY together!!
Cheers, Sadami

RH Carpenter said...

Great job on these, Teresa!! And good for you, doing this every day for a month - you are much more dedicated than I!! Keep going - who knows where this will take you?!?

Andy said...

What a lovely Saturday morning treat - some life drawing from Tere. These are gorgeous, my friend. More please! (you've inspired me to post some of my recent life-drawing efforts... stay tuned)

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

you have such great drawing skills already, I say go for it Crystal! you'll enjoy it for sure

I can't wait to see your results from class Sadami, though I can imagine by just looking at your sketchbooks and your live sessions, I look up to your works and will work hard to get to that level; oh! I look forward to the day when I get to draw and paint people in the streets, can you imagine it? lets rock Sadami!

Rhonda you are WAY more dedicated than I am for sure! for each painting I do you do gazillions of them! [huuuugs]

Andy I had to smile at your comment since your life drawing results were part of the catalysts that got me to try and commit to this. Looking forward to more of your drawings.

deDeurs said...

I nered your consent for the use of an illustration on my (Dutch) blog. I don't have a Twitter account, and can't find your email address. Will you contact me at
dedeurs [hyphen] gmail.com, please?

Sadami said...

Dear Teresa,
Thank you very much!! Feel free and please hang my cartoon on your wall. If it lifts you up, I would be soooo happy!! Teresa, hang in there! I always think of your illustration project and pray for you from Sydney.
Love and smile, Sadami

Roger Åkesson said...

Lovely figure drawings, you really remind me what I should be doing too.

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

Welcome back! I hope you will post more often, it is such pleasure and inspiration, your posts.

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

Sadami super lemon-aid is with me always ^_^ thanks!

Roger glad you like them. Daily practice is good, but you already know that since you paint daily too!

Irina, it's good to be back!