Project Three – Exercise 1: Basic shapes

For the first session I walked around my seated model to get different viewpoints. By that I also got a variation of foreshortening, either of the lower or the upper body. I used for all drawing the length of the head as one unit.

Stefan513593 - project 3 - exercise 1 - pose #1

Stefan513593 – project 3 – exercise 1 – pose #1

The slightly variations on viewpoints made certain body proportions more or less different.

Stefan513593 - project 3 - exercise 1 - pose #2

Stefan513593 – project 3 – exercise 1 – pose #2

Especially on drawing #7 & #8 I was facing not only a tilted but also a twisted body. With first understanding of the spacial orientation of a simple shape and with some guiding and receding lines, it was easier to get the pose correct.

Comparing the different drawings I noticed the total length of the seated model varied between 5 and 7 head units.

Learnings:

  • To look at basic shapes and its spacial orientation especially  in case of a twisted body is quite important and helpful to get a better understanding of the whole form.
  • Slight changes on viewpoint helped me to understand better the variation of the forms.
  • The linear perspective from part 3 with marking of receding lines and eye level helped me in understanding better the overall spacial orientation of the body form.

Next time:
– Practice and practice, measuring proportions and seeing shapes is getting easier and more fluent with time.

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