This sketch is another play on light and shadow. The human brain can visualize missing information from incomplete cues. This when translated to drawing, means when given just enough cues about the subject, the viewer can envision missing parts. This viewer involvement in envisioning process makes it interesting for them.
1. Drawing on the right side of the brain, Betty Edwards
After ‘the proposal’, it is just logical to follow up with getting ‘Hitched’… This is my take on the movie poster of “The Ugly Truth”.
Yenna solla pogiraai???
In looking at a picture, the viewer’s eye is unconsciously directed around the picture area by the arrangement of lines and shapes. By using directional lines, we can guide the viewer to what the artist intends to look them at, says Ron Tiner. My interpretation is , if u see the path that i have shown they converge at a point, (at least in the figure). Here are two different people converging on a common point (love). I wanted to publish this sketch today coz tomorrow is valentine’s day.
1. Figure drawing without model, Ron tiner.
I recently made a road trip to Wolfcreek, Colorado. We skied for a day, took pictures and had fun. After coming back I realized there wasnt a single pic which actually showed us skiing. So this toon is for all of us who skied. I am the ‘speed-racer’ leading the pack…
I have shown the sketch in two parts, one before and after shading. I used 3B and 4B pencils here.
1. Figure drawing without model, Ron Tiner.
Dallas , among other things is famous for its football team, Cowboys and its cheer leaders. So a couple of cowboys to represent Dallas.
Moving on to the technical aspect,In a good action figure drawing, it should evident what has happened and /or what is about to happen.If the point in the action which you choose to depict epitomizes the entire maneover your drawing will be perceived and understood as moving figure, says Ron Tiner.
1. Figure Drawing without a Model, Ron Tiner
Bhaya is fear. The subtle and nameless anxiety caused by a presentiment of evil, the feelings of helplessness evoked by a mighty and cruel ruler, and the terror felt while facing certain death are all aspects of bhaya. The fear for one’s well being and safety is supposed to be the most primitive feeling known to man. Bhaya is the feeling evoked while facing something that is far bigger and more powerful than oneself and which is dead set on one’s destruction, a feeling of being overwhelmed and helpless. Dread, cowardice, agitation, discomposure, panic and timidity are all aspects of the emotion of fear. Bhaya is also used to characterize that which causes fear. People and circumstances that cause others to cower in terror before them are as central to portrayal of this rasa as those feeling the fear…..
An anxiety has been tried to portray here.
All the while, I have been trying to portray the rasas in a symbolic fashion, thoughts, reactions, bodily movements and consciously avoided portraying it as expressions of the face. I do not know whether I ll be able to hold on to my stand for the remaining two rasas.
The last of the two rasas – Karuna and Shanta are consuming more time than expected . Hence I shall post them after a brief gap.
1. The Art of Drawing, Willim pogany
4 more rasas left..getting a bit monotonous.. Just took a break …
AlsoI wanted to try something in different genre. This one depicts his strides moments before the javelin is ‘off’ his hands….This one is truly “captured in motion”..Simple sketching with 2B pencil.
1. Figure sketching without a model, Ron Tiner
I thought doing a sketch based on a theme. The first one to strike my mind was navarasas (9 emotions) .Wikipedia defines rasa as “something that denotes an essential mental state and is the dominant emotional theme of a work of art or the primary feeling that is evoked in the person that views, reads or hears such a work” . Rasas give colour to human life. The nine rasas are
1. Shringara 2. Hasya 3. Bhibatsya 4. Rowdra 5. Shanta 6. Veera 7. Bhaya 8. Karuna 9. Adbhuta
Case in point – Rowdra
Rowdra is anger and all its forms. Outrage over audacious behaviour and disobediaence, the fury caused by an offense, the rage evoked by disrespect and anger over injustice are all forms of Rowdra.
In this sketch, a symbolic representation is used to explain Rowdram.. Imagine how much anger should one guy have over the other person so as to think of squeezing a guy like a sheet of paper.
A more interested reader can refer these links to know more abt rasas.
Ref : The Art of Drawing, William Pogany
Just when i thought things were going gud between me and my pencil, little did i realise what happened. The fingers of the hanging person didnt come out that gud, i tried to correct it and the result —the mess was more messier!!! That didnt stop me from posting it nonetheless:P
Few other titles that crossed my mind… kai kodukum kai, udavum karangal….
Ref: Drawing scenary, landscapes and seascapes, Jack Hamm