This past week I’ve been doing a lot of drawing and preparing to work on the next Kaleidoscope short. For drawing I’m setting up challenges for myself where I try to sketch a pose for practice very quickly. I want to be able to establish the base of a picture faster, to illustrate faster. As such, there isn’t much to tell this week except that I went for a riding lesson this past Saturday and it was amazing. I’m still on a high feeling from it and I’ve been dreaming about riding again all week! I have a lot to practice, most especially find a way to take the shock of a seated trot and jog more into my legs than my low back. I also helped out with a trail ride or two, which was similar when I volunteered working with both horses and disabled individuals. That’s a possible topic for next week. I can describe that experience for you. What do you think?
In the mean tim, here’s a sketch dump for you!
Sketch dumps are meant to be unfinished works and quick sketches compiled into one document. Each sketch above takes me about a minute to lay out and then I quickly move on to the next one. I can lay down basic movements and poses in about 30 seconds. When I’m working on a request or commission I’ll do a few sketches to warm up and then I’ll lay out multiple poses that are small like those above. Once I have several poses to choose between, I pick one and enlarge it and it’s from that I build a piece. I find this works better than drawing a pose and fleshing it out and then deciding halfway though that I really don’t like the pose. This is especially messy if more than one character is involved and even more so if there’s a background I’ve laid out. By doing this I avoid wasting too much time on a picture I end up throwing away and getting caught in a time sink. It takes lots of practice and I still stumble trying to figure everything out.
What did you get up to this week? Something exciting? Did you kick back and relax?
Until next week, happy trails!