The last few weeks I have been focusing on perspective and foreshortening with my classes, here are some Alex Ross inspired foreshortening exercises we did.
Really enjoyed doing the old school drip nib style rendering for this, even though I was actually doing it with an artline.
Kicked things off with some Bruce Timm influenced Batman. Some of the girls didn’t want to draw Batman though, so we did have a ninja, a dancing girl and a dragon man in the same pose.
Another exercise I created for the class I teach.
It felt awkward to me to ink this with an artline marker pen, I really wanted to use a brush, but my younger students don’t have the dexterity to use brush for this kind of work yet.
This exercise I prepared yesterday was a fair bit of work, but I’m happy with both how my drawing turned out and how well the students responded to it.
School Holidays have become a busy time for me with teaching comics. The image above (inspired by CLAMP’s artwork for xxxHolic) is a drawing I did for my manga class at Box Hill today.
I’ll also be teaching classes on the following dates:
5th and 6th July, Cowwarr Art Centre, Gippsland
Monday 9th July, Box Hill Community Art [...]