Hey guys. I apologize for the quiet over the last few days. Matt and I did some rearranging Wednesday/Thursday and after that, my throat started acting up again for some reason - it didn't want to let me breathe. Silly throat, oxygen is good for you. As a result, I spent most of the last few days asleep. But, I can breathe again which means, it's time to get back on the sketchbook wagon!
Today I decided to play with more timed drawings. I'd used the Thirty Second Drawing app on Posemaniacs earlier this week. But, after using it again today, I decided I wasn't very fond of it.
It's a nice app, don't get me wrong. It's just seeing the bodies without skin made some of the poses a little hard for me to decipher.
Thirty second sketches. Source - Posemaniacs.
After the first set of sketches I went looking for an alternative. And, I found the Figure and Gesture Drawing Tool on Pixelovely. The nice thing about this one is, there's also an animal option available. On top of that, you can choose between thirty seconds, sixty seconds, two minutes, five minutes, ten minutes, or a class.
And, they're full photos. Which made tracking the limbs a little easier for me.
Thirty second sketches. Source - Pixelovely.
After a bit, I thought I'd give the ten minute option a try. Maybe a little more time would let me do a more detailed sketch. Unfortunately, I didn't like it. I started to get nervous and overly aware of the fact that my grasp on anatomy is mushy. Source - Pixelovely.
After giving the ten minute option a try, I went for the two minute one. Which, I liked much better. It still wasn't as much fun as the thirty second version, but still nice. Source - Pixelovely.
I've still some sketching to do this evening. I'd like to work with the Loomis skeletons a bit more. And I have to admit, I'm exited to try the thirty second sketches with animals. They have horses and cows! Yes!
"When I can't do something, this always impels me to study it."
-- Theodore Sturgeon