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Art School Day #2

Updated: Jan 28, 2022


It's Day 2 and school is in session!! (Man, that was corny lmao)

I hope you guys are having a great week so far!

Today I spent about an hour on the class. I watched videos 3 and 4 on the Proko Figure Drawing Fundamentals. There wasn't much of a 'lesson' in this class, more like examples and critiquing.

Since the first video was a drawing session example, I just followed along:

Note: the last pose is the 5 min pose from the next gesture session (I ran out of room T_T)

The next video was a 35min critique session with Marshall Vandruff. While I listened to that video I completed the two Croquis Cafe drawing sessions.

Week 497 - Model: Bella Donna

I was not feeling this session at all. I expected to feel more confident since the first class but I was more anxious than before. I tried to stay away from scratchy strokes this time but I did it most of the time anyway lol. Habits are hard to break I guess.

Week 496 - Model: Madison

For the first half of the second session, I found myself thinking a little too much and running out of time. I struggled with Madison's sitting poses and I totally butchered the 5-minute pose at the end.

I don't know about you guys, but I've struggled with what I should work on first during timed sessions. This was talked about in the second video of Proko's course but I'm still having trouble forcing myself to work this way.

Another issue I'm having is with 5-minute sessions. I do whatever I think I need to in the first 3 minutes and find myself sitting around and adding meaningless lines. Kind of, aimlessly working and waiting for the time to run out.

That being said, I'm still having fun with the class and am excited for Friday.

Here‘s everything I used in this class:

Croquis Cafe - Weekly Videos - timed gesture sessions

And here is a list of recommended resources I did NOT need to use this time around:

"Figure drawing for all it's worth" - Andrew Loomis

If you have any suggestions for me, please let me know in the comments! (please be civil)

Now let's talk about you:

Have you tried time gesture drawing? Will you consider it?

If you have done timed gesture drawing, what did you struggle with? Did you ever run out of time? What do you think your strengths were?

If you're starting this journey with me, use #thehikahees on Instagram, so I can see it too!

Until next time!

- Hika


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