|2/6/21 Shawna, "tour guide," 1-min. poses|
Shawna always makes it fun and interesting for those who draw her. For last Saturday’s ultra-short pose session on Zoom, she again used an improv acting tool to help her create narrative themes for her 30-second to three-minute poses. Pulling a prompt randomly for each set, she was an Olympic athlete, a tour guide, a woman looking for lost keys and a monkey!
|"monkey," 3-min. poses|
For these lightning-fast poses, my approach is the same for all durations – I look for the line of action and draw the shaded side. The only differences for the varying pose durations are that I can use a waterbrush for a quick swipe of shading or use a slower medium (such as water-soluble pencil instead of ink) when I have more time.
|"looking for lost keys," 2-min. poses|
These life-drawing sessions are like doing calisthenics on paper, and it feels good to work up a sweat!
|"track and field," 30-second poses|
|"tour guide," 1-min. poses|
|"lost keys," 2-min. poses|