Sivam Tasks: Week 2

Picture first! (click it to make it bigger!)

Words second! (because that’s how we all like it, isn’t it?)

Here’s the second week’s assignment from Krishna Sadasivam in his 11-week mentorship experiment:

Your next exercise in this 10 week course is to draw at least 6 full body poses focusing on using the flour sack / torso concept. Here are the poses I want you to draw:

  1. A character throwing a punch
  2. A character bending over to pick up an object
  3. A character running scared
  4. A character twisting their torso to look in the opposite direction
  5. A character lifting a heavy set of barbells
  6. A character throwing a kick

Don’t focus on details. Focus on form and overall pose. We’ll focus on the specifics of male and female anatomy next week. Good luck!

-Krishna

Update:

The flour sack has VOLUME and MASS. Think of it as a solid object occupying space.

I did a few a day, time permitting (some at work during slow times, even!) and wrapped them up tonight after a bolt of motivation struck me dead-on. I was feeling pretty tight and technical when I started (#1), lost a bit of interest after that (#2), felt more cartoon-y (#3), lost sense of the flour sack, but got more in tune with the body (#4), and then really started to feel it (#5 and #6).

What do you think?

Technical details:

  • 8.5 x 5.5 sketch paper
  • Blue and Pink Sharpie Highlighters (#1 through #3)
  • Ultramarine and Mulberry Prismacolor markers (#4 through #6)
  • No digital editing, aside from sticking them all in a row!

And that’s that for this post! Stay tuned and stuff!

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