Seeing that there is hardly any material out there on real-life poses for figure drawing (on the internet), I decided to come up with a solution. Clock Sketch. People need to have timed gesture drawings in order to get better, but no one really uses PoseManiacs. Their poses are old and cliche. They also don’t have props, environments, or anything to really put a character in context. Some of the best gesture work involves a character in costume. It’s like drawing the actual character! We also don’t need to be bothered with color when looking at a pose, so I have created ClockSketch on YouTube. Hopefully, this will work out and will be a good resource for other artists. Basically, I’ll hunt down a good set of stock images from deviantART and other places, maybe even take some of my own, then put them in a timed slideshow with countdowns and everything. Then, the artist will just have to click play on the YouTube video and start sketching. This might help a lot of people. I will add some variation to the videos and have them categorized by the stock photographer. I will also categorize them by male/female as well as how fast the timings go. Here’s an example:
I won’t use photos I don’t have permission to use and won’t be gathering any profit for this so, let me know what you think!
Hey guys. I know that I had you expecting a new 10-second Club stop-motion piece up tonight, but I only got it half of it done. What started as just this light, empty cough, turned into a full-blown fever and body-ache disaster. I had to stop shooting and there’s just no possible way for me to go to my classes tomorrow. This totally sucks. Before the disease bomb I was able to go to my figure drawing class and do a nice 3-hour long drawing session. It was a lot of fun, and I managed to get at least one piece out of it that I’m proud of. This was a 15-minute long drawing and is about 12×20 inches big. Tell me what you think!
Forgive the crappy photo. I tried my best. Newsprint just doesn’t photograph that well and an 18×24 piece of paper does not fit in a flatbed scanner by any means.