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Nov 3, 2008

Wednesday Fat Man Gestures

Fat guys have their ups and downs in life drawing. The one big down is that they're usually too out of shape to do anything really interesting pose-wise. Another downer is they can't hold 30 second poses for more than 20 seconds, at least this one couldn't.

20-30 Seconds:

But those limitations are fine, because there's a principle that can be practiced on fat people that everyone could use a little practice on now and again: WEIGHT. Here's some NuPastels on Newsprint. All are 2 minute gestures except the last.

I think I did an okay job of showing weight in these two without having to waste time on the stool.

In this one he's holding a pole, but I didn't want to waste time on it. I think I rushed in this one, and it shows in the nubby arm.

I like this one. I think I got personality in the posture.

One of the few that I actually indicated the floor. I have to get better disciplined at this. Time is no excuse, nobody likes a floating figure.

This one was either 3 or 5 minutes. I like how loose I was here



Blogger Matt J said...

You've absolutely got to draw what the big guy is LEANING ON! The drawing doesn't make sense without it! Even just an indication of a form will add tension to & anchor the pose-

November 19, 2008 3:35 AM

Blogger Dan said...

Uggghh I know...I suck! ;)

November 19, 2008 9:38 PM


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