Sunday, May 22, 2011

Little Sailor Boy

A fun exercise from today: I drew up a pose then I "dressed" the pose up based on a 19th century fashion plate. Inventing drapery is an interesting challenge, we don't think of it when we see it but the way a garment folds around the person wearing it tells you a lot about their underlying anatomy. Even really shapeless clothes hit the body underneath them in revealing ways. I was trying to be careful in this drawing to get a sense of the pose underneath his costume.

Side note: my friend Lena and I are collaborating on a science zine! She's a geneticist, so she is responsible for the science know-how. I have the funnest job which is of course the drawing. Lucky me!

1 comment:

Rosemary Van Deuren said...

This is great & an excellent exercise :)