Thursday, 8 January 2015

Figure Drawing Challenge day 4

Day 4 of the figure challenge and today was all about measuring angles correctly on figure reference to accurately create a pose.

The first section was to try this for the first time from reference and create the pose as accurately as possible.

Skill check and skill up

Then after getting a feel for learning the angle through either ghosting or measuring using a pen to create in the pose drawing I played a match the angle game. Need to practice this to add this skill to the muscle memory as well!

After feeling a bit more comfortable with ghosting and pencil measuring it was back to creating poses as accurately as possible from reference.

Skill up
I first drew the pose and then copied the image onto the canvas and compared the two. My initial drawing was ok but definitely need to work on the angles for legs. Also will have to pay attention to proportions (I'm looking at you left leg...)

Finally looking into creating a accurate pose of performing an action and sport for the bonus and advanced round.

Bonus round and Advanced
Again for the pole I need to watch the proportions of legs but the angles were pretty spot on for both of these stick figures.

More practice tomorrow on my lunch break then on to day 5 in the evening!

See you tomorrow!


  1. Keep going, Max - I'm enjoying your progress :)