This semester I’m enrolled in ARTDES 269, aka Intro to Figure Drawing, meaning that I’m drawing regularly from live models to hone my skills at drawing human proportions and anatomy from observation. This is something I haven’t been practicing as much as I feel I should because I’ve been so caught up in the grind of making game assets and polished illustrations. But now that I have a mandatory biweekly opportunity to draw the human figure from life, I’m working with charcoal and gray pastels again and falling back in love with drawing humans.
Warning for artistic depictions of nudity under the cut:
Hopefully by further studying real-life models I’ll get a better idea of how to draw convincing gesture and anatomy, feeding back into improvements in my illustrative artwork. We’ll see!