(Click to enlarge) This is an 80 minute drawing, from the drawing group I attend weekly. The pose was done over two weeks, 40 minutes each session. I’m very happy with the drawing. My figure drawing skills have improved over the course of attending this group.
Where I’ve seen improvement is getting the proportions closer to what they should be. Sketching faster, but more accurately. Planning out what I’m going to do, and trying not to get to bogged down in details, trying to get certain things right.
The longer drawings I’ve been doing in a single sketchbook only for the longer drawings, so I can monitor my progress over time. When working towards a goal, it’s important to have a way to measure your progress. (As a side note, the inside cover, I’m filling with a pen drawing of a crowd, just for fun)
I so recommend finding a drawing group (not just figure) if you want to improve your drawing skills. It’s similar to how you learn to make letters. Or at least I did. Each day, we would practice our handwriting. And eventually our letters looked like what they should.
I’m setting a goal of at least an hour of drawing each day. Which right now, in between temp jobs, will be possible. Because rather then just have once a week where I know I will be drawing, I have the time to draw every single day.
I will be posting those here.