|RatCreature (ratcreature) wrote in slothsdraw,|
@ 2007-09-10 18:30:00
|Entry tags:||admin, backgrounds, backgrounds: mood, humans, humans: anatomy, humans: characterization, humans: expression, objects, objects: clothing, week 2|
ADMIN: Exercise Prompts -- Week #2
I know it's not been quite a week yet, but I'm not sure I can post tomorrow, and since the whole setup of this community is informal, it's okay to post responses to prompts from previous weeks even if new prompts are already up anyway. So if you have tried anything last week or want to draw anything for older prompts, please feel free to still post! Also, if you have any suggestions for drawing exercises and prompts, or comments/feedback on the ones I posted, please comment.
1. Drawing gestures/poses.
This is an exercise from Scott McCloud's comic Making Comics, it's taken from page 127 and is the companion piece to the facial expression exercise from last week:
Pick one or two attitudes from this list, and draw a body to match:In case you have problems getting a handle on body language, I scanned a couple of pages for you from various drawing books. First four pages from Will Eisner's Comics and Sequential Art (p. 102 / p. 103 / p. 104 / p. 105), four pages from a chapter on body language from Wizard How To Draw (p. 14 / p. 15 / p. 16 / p. 17), and finally the first ten pages from McCloud's chapter on body language (sorry for the blurriness towards the spine side of these scans, I just didn't want to break the back of my comic completely, I can just recommend buying or borrowing the actual comic for a decent look -- p. 102 / p. 103 / p. 104 / p. 105 / p. 106 / p. 107 / p. 108 / p. 109 /p. 110 / p. 111).
No facial expression for this one, just a nose and ears to show head position.
Again, give the same list to a friend and ask him/her to guess which pose you were going for.
Choose one of the following themes:Of course you don't have to do this exercise in comic form, you can just draw a regular background to evoke a mood just as well.
Then make a single page, nine panel comic showing fragments of a place based on that theme, no characters and no words. Just images from a setting, real or imaginary, that you think expresses the theme.
Now give the list and your comic to a friend and see if he/she can guess which theme you were trying for.