Monday, April 03, 2006

Yet another life drawing dump

This time its full of short ones... i needed to practice short poses. These ones are from 30 secs to 2 mins. Mostly of Debbie and there is one of Pat and one of Janine.









I thought about cutting down my time spent in life drawing because i find that i am not realy balancing with my time spent of each subject. Yet its always, always so tempting to go life drawing. Yes, often time its a routine, a hobby and an addiction. I talked to 2 friends about this issue recently. My roomate Debbie thinks its completely cool that i spent that much time in life drawing and instead of cutting down my lifedrawing time i should totally use my social time to focus on other things that i am into. (Btw congratulations to her in getting into animation i am really really proud of her as a roomate, friend and tutor =) You deserve it girl!) On the other hand, I had a really inspiring convo with Calvinwhom i know in art class (and is going to be the first gradurates of Seneca Animtion program) and this is what he told me:


"life drawing is important, but no one will hire a life drawing artist...
Life drawing is helping u to build the ablity to see and to draw........[It's no use] if u can be an amazing life drawing artist but u can't translate that to ur [other] skill"

Ai o__O sadly enoughh i duno how to get rid of my addiction of my laziness. So i guess you will still see lots of life drawing dumps on this blog.

7 comments:

Jinny said...

Thanks for the inspiring quote from your friend Calvin.. definitely insightful indeed..

and how to get rid of laziness? (i also struggle with this one).. have a will that is stronger than your laziness..

brockorama said...

I think I'm the complete opposite of you. Getting me to go to life drawing is like pulling teeth. I need to commit some more time to it, I'll hopefuly go a lot more next semester.

Druie said...

thanks for sharing! the quote was inspiring!

Matt~ said...

really nice gesture drawings, probably your strength. yea, i agree too. lifedrawing doesnt get an artist very far into the creative art stream, but its certainly a vital tool to refine your own style and art approach. probably a more important thing to improve is your creativity and your method of translating it perfectly on paper...if u get what i mean

Cooked Art said...
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Cooked Art said...

Inspiring? Hardly. Truthful? Probably.

The only trick to anything is to devote time to it and practice as much as you can. Any drawing will help you as an artist. If you stop going to life drawing and don't force yourself to make up for that time with other drawing, then you probably should have stuck it with life drawing.

I find life drawing's the easiest way to force yourself to draw every day since it's only at a specific time during the day and you have to make your schedule fit around it or else you won't get to do it at all. Things like character design and animation (especially so with the latter) are a lot more difficult to practice on your own because you have to find the time to devote to because you enjoy it, and have to push aside the massive amount of work that's always in the back of your mind. Keep a sketchbook with you at all times, I've been told, so that at least you will have something to draw on when inspiration strikes, or when you have nothing else to do in a boring class at least you can practice.

Oh, and one more thing, when Sony Pictures Imageworks came down to Sheridan's industry day last year, they offered interviews to not only the people with good films, but those who had good life drawing, citing that we come to a traditional animation school to practice classical drawing in every sense, and told them that Sheridan's life drawing is top-notch amongst those they saw in North America. So yes, these guys got offers more or less on the strength of their drawing in general (and possibly their final film), but a big part of it was their life drawing.

My two cents...

CarolineJarvis said...

Gorgeous life drawings! Love the way the conte moves around the form!
Great work!