Monday, November 14, 2011

Flamenco model


chromasketch said...

great, are you thinking about a particular principal, or idea when you're doing these.. or does it fall under practice? both perhaps?

norm said...

The 2 things that are the most important to me when tackling a 3 or 5 min pose are:

-get the overall "feel" or energy of the pose. I know it sounds generic, but I really try to capture the intensity/movement/tone of the pose. Technically, I try to find a strong line or gesture within the pose and try to make everything else support that idea.

-find where and how the weight is distributed (mainly figuring out what leg supports most of the weight)

After that, I look for clear angles or corners that will help me make the pose stronger. It could be the angle of the jaw or the squash in the torso or maybe a nice clear angle formed by the hands.

There's other stuff to look for of course, but that's generally all I have time to put on paper before moving on to the next.

chromasketch said...

when you say.. "find a strong line or gesture"

Are you talking about the same thing there? This line is more of an abstract thing, yes?

Kendra Melton said...

Love your life drawings!

Unknown said...

man you're good!