Saturday, 7 January 2017

using a tablet as a digital sketchbook.

i find that using a tablet can be of great help when it comes to studying and drawing off photo references of models. An alternative would be using tracing paper over a printed image. But a tablet can be more convenient and you can use it on your travels.

I use an app called Art Flow on a Samsung galaxy tab. Its a free app  but you can upgrade if you want to at a small cost.

I use it to bring in pictures of models and then draw on top or alongside to breakdown the gesture and structure of a figure. Trying to work out a particular set of problems that i can use to help me when drawing on paper. I also use it to study works of old masters that i saved from the internet and also to draw these ideas from memory. Think of using a tab as a digital sketchbook.

Here is some images i saved from my tablet using artflow. Model Reference images are from New Masters Academy. You can get an idea of the type of practice that is good to do daily. Even if its just 5 minutes a day. One day you may study head construction another day you may decide to study anatomy of the upper Arm or the hand. I find that slowly the information gets ingrained to memory and then that can be drawn upon in a life drawing class.

figure studies
master study of Steve Husons work

doing quick master studies.

leg and knee studies

torso studies

torso gestures

studies of individual body parts

arm anatomy studies

ways of breaking down the figure

anatomy over the figure

anatomy over master works

master composition studies

random page of studies

torso..arms up studies

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master color studiescolor studies

hand and finger studies

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individual feature studies

heads torsos

legs feet

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1 comment:

  1. Really enjoyed this post. Feel like I got a good sense of your methodology. Thanks much!


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