West Garrick
Artist who stays up past everybody's bedtime.
Concept Artist in training! This is my sketch/art blog.
westgarrick@gmail.com

 

She’s my wee babe #dogs #bestfriend #cute

She’s my wee babe #dogs #bestfriend #cute

Hwu here’s hoping I can catch some zzz tonight #art #doodles #pencil #sketch #drawing #rabbits #characterdesign #concepts

Hwu here’s hoping I can catch some zzz tonight #art #doodles #pencil #sketch #drawing #rabbits #characterdesign #concepts

First try at making bread hmm! Lemon poppy seed, I hope it tastes good! #bread #food #baking #feelingaccomplished

First try at making bread hmm! Lemon poppy seed, I hope it tastes good! #bread #food #baking #feelingaccomplished

Date night sketches from the Ruskin exhibit at the gallery tonight. 

Date night sketches from the Ruskin exhibit at the gallery tonight. 

helpfulharrie:


Step 1: Spot your line of action. This is the backbone of your pose, and this should be the first line you draw! Step 2: Break the image down into simple shapes Step 3: Draw your gesture! Any drawing you do should also start with a gesture. The aim of a gesture is not to be correct and perfect, but simply to get the message across. You’re after the essence of the pose, you’ve only got thirty seconds after all!Pixelovely.com is a gesture drawing tool. It generates a random photo, displays it for thirty seconds (or longer if you wish), then generates another. There’s also an option to use ‘class’ mode, where it warms you up with some quick gestures and then gradually moves onto longer poses. If you spend ten minutes or so doing gestures each day, your art and poses will definitely improve c:

Someone on ZU was having trouble with their art looking stiff, so I gave them some tips on gesture drawing. Maybe it’ll help others too!
The stock image used belongs to M.J.Ranum, and is one of the photos on pixelovely c:

helpfulharrie:

Step 1: Spot your line of action. This is the backbone of your pose, and this should be the first line you draw!
Step 2: Break the image down into simple shapes
Step 3: Draw your gesture!

Any drawing you do should also start with a gesture. The aim of a gesture is not to be correct and perfect, but simply to get the message across. You’re after the essence of the pose, you’ve only got thirty seconds after all!

Pixelovely.com is a gesture drawing tool. It generates a random photo, displays it for thirty seconds (or longer if you wish), then generates another.
There’s also an option to use ‘class’ mode, where it warms you up with some quick gestures and then gradually moves onto longer poses.


If you spend ten minutes or so doing gestures each day, your art and poses will definitely improve c:

Someone on ZU was having trouble with their art looking stiff, so I gave them some tips on gesture drawing. Maybe it’ll help others too!

The stock image used belongs to M.J.Ranum, and is one of the photos on pixelovely c:

dogbomber:

It’s no secret that I like Lady Knights like, a lot. I put together a little randomizer as a sort of exercise. Then I thought, why not share it?

So here’s the thing. Five categories of traits. Pick three and run with it! Bonus challenge: do all five categories. And of course you’re free to add to the categories if what you want isn’t in there. Have fun with it! Don’t forget to tag #Lady Knights so I can see the cool stuff you come up with!

Here’s my starter to kick things off: Fists, Top Heavy, Nervous, Indian, Shark/Piscine.