some figure sketches / by Vivian Ma

This semester, I've been concentrating on learning more about the figure with Mentzer, as sort of a visual notation continuation with a focus on people. I want to get to the point where I can draw people out of my head fairly convincingly, because that's a skill I really admire in those who can. S

people in the UC

people in the UC

freshmen drawing class

freshmen drawing class

So far, the bulk of my work is done from observation, mostly because I want to be able to refine my lines before I try to draw things out of my head. Though I think that's also getting somewhere, which is good.

attempts to use fewer lines

attempts to use fewer lines