Project Five – Exercise 1: Single moving figure

Some sketches from daily observations

Stefan513593 - Project 5 - Exercise 1 - a

Stefan513593 – Project 5 – Exercise 1 – a

Stefan513593 - Project 5 - Exercise 1 - b

Stefan513593 – Project 5 – Exercise 1 – b

Stefan513593 - Project 5 - Exercise 1 - c

Stefan513593 – Project 5 – Exercise 1 – c

How well have you managed to create the sense of a moving figure rather than a static pose?
=> I found this exercise quite difficult and challenging. Perhaps because the figure was moving so fast that I had not much more than a few seconds to depict. Perhaps I focused too much on the figure as such. Somehow I felt entrapped here. I think I just need to work more ‘moving’ as a subject. I tried to go along the contour of movement, leaving rather scribbled and multiple lines behind.

Learnings:

  • Moving figures can be quite challenging. What to draw? The figure or the movement? Or both?
  • Drawing from life observation or drawing from memory?
  • My sketches are rather scribbled sketches going along the moving contour.

Next time:
– Working more from memory
– Doing some researches on how other artists are doing (example of Francis Bacon comes to my mind, see my research on figurative drawing and at: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/bacon-turning-figure-t07352 ). Although I feel that Bacon’s turning figure is still rather static.

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