Drat, I forgot that I was going to do a special illustration for the 50th post. But, as usual, I’m extremely busy with freelance stuff and didn’t have much time to dedicate to the Loomis blog today. I guess I’ll just have to wait until post 100!
I hated this exercise, and there’s still more to come. I think using the box as a guide just over-complicates things. I found it extremely difficult to draw the figure within the box. Everything seemed like it was arbitrarily located inside the box, to some degree.
Here, Loomis demonstrates how to draw the mannikin figure inside a square as a guide for perspective. I found this to be more trouble than it’s worth, and my figures turned out kind of awkward looking. I doubt I’ll be using the square often, except for when I really feel that I need it.
It feels like it’s been forever since I last updated. Been very busy with freelance work, but things are about to mellow down a little bit and I should have more time to dedicate to Figure Drawing. This exercise was a lot fun.
Loomis demonstrates how to set up the proper proportions of various figures in an image by using a standing and sitting figure in the center of the image as a “key” for the rest of the figures. After that, it’s just utilizing the horizon line to create various vanishing points and lining everything up. This was extremely helpful, but I still have to practice some more before I really nail it down.