The reward for finishing my book illustrations is to start a beautiful new sketchbook and draw a butt in it.
A current project involving reference of a Muybridge walk cycle.
The assignment was quite open with the main criteria being expression and mark making. Recently, I have discovered the book “Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators” by Michael D. Mattesi. If you have never heard or read this book, I highly recommend it for anybody interested in bettering their life or action drawing. The book places a lot of emphasis on a sense of rhythm through form to create a balance and continuous momentum in line to create a balanced drawing. It truly grasps an understanding of how to exaggerate a models expression to create dynamic poses with energy.
I decided to make this project an experiment in perspective. The figure is based in a skewed four point perspective that gives a fish eye lens appearance. As the woman walks, the perspective indicates that her form is moving through a three dimensional space.
I will be posting the video shortly.