#ActionTrash 31 day figure drawing Art Challenge with Bonus Round!
I love drawing people. Love. But, let's be honest here. People are freaking hard to draw. I have struggled so much with so many aspects of rendering the human form, especially men, which is why my focus was on fellas here. The only way to get better at anything is to keep at it until you get it right! Since action and movement are also particularly challenging for me (and I really want to be able to draw some knock'em dead action scenes...), I decided to embark on a super art challenge for the entire month of March. I worked from references and spent at very least 30 minutes, but more often, an hour to an hour and 20 minutes each day tackling a new pose. My goal was to exercise my ability to capture the gesture of the movement as well as focus on form and shape. Since I was working with action shots, I was also learning and experimenting with impact and telling the story of the movement with one shot. Holy crap, that is not easy.
I've included a few of my favorites along with the full compilation. I've done several art challenges before, but never one on the same theme. So while I might have noticed improvements on previous challenges, this is the first one where I've really been able to see where I started learning new tricks as I gained speed, accuracy, and confidence. The very last shot with the tandem kick was my attempt to cram all that new knowledge into one final complex pose to see what would happen. I stayed close to the reference for two guys in front, but the fella in the back is almost completely off reference. This one, I will admit, took me 2 hours and 20 minutes to draw.
The next challenge I do I need to remember to write my time down too.
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