Sunday, March 18, 2012

REAL life Drawing by subwaysurfer

I've said it once, and I'll say it again, there is no substitute fr REAL life drawing. By this I mean drawing that is taken out of the sanitized environment of the professional classroom or studio, where a nude man or woman contorts themselves in unnatural positions, or poses". The real drawing takes place in the unpredictable real world, on the subways, in the parks, in the coffee shops where people are moving, gesturing and reacting in natural ways. Your ability to do character design or caricature will sharpen to a razors edge if you make this part of your daily practice.


ewp said...

Great sketches. I like the baby bottle nipple hat lady with super protruding lips.

Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling said...

Thanks for the comment. I almost laughed out loud when I saw her on the subway! Her hat looked sooo ridiculous! I frequently see how much I can caricature props and accessories also that people have like hats and cups. If you notice the super duper size cup the woman is carrying in the top sketch.

You should always actively look for geometric shapes you can exploit when caricaturing. Never be shy about going over the top with your drawing