Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Practice makes progress

I had a pleasant little breakthrough this morning. While drawing a pose from memory, my curves vs. straights/ squash vs. stretch seemed correct but the pose felt very inauthentic. I've heard it a thousand times to stand up and act out your pose so you actually feel it in your bones and not just in your mind. 
I got up in my pajamas and acted out the pose and suddenly I knew where my weight should be going, were the tension parts of the drawing should be and how the main masses should rotate. I'm not smart/practiced enough to make this stuff up. I re-drew the pose and then it felt authentic, because it was! The bottom left 2 drawing were from memory and then the ones on the right were from after I sill-ily acted them out in my pj's.