It took about 2 hours to hunt down the term (Sanguine Technique) referencing the Trois Crayons method for how to approach drawings. Once I’d hunted down the term and searched around for some good examples. I started looking for process videos. Sadly, there were very few. So I figured, I’d just start by doing some form value studies and see where it led me. I must say, I was surprised at my ability to confidently convey the simple forms compared to attempts to do so in the past. After drawing the 3 forms, I decided I wanted to try and work on a gesture drawing, but it ended up turning into a 10 minute study instead.
The drawings on the page with multiple figures range between 5 – 10 minutes for the execution. It was crazy feeling to see myself drawing people that resembled actual people. Some of my proportions are still wonky, and I know some of the musculature might be off, but man was this a fun exercise. Moving forward, I will be working at increasing my speed and accuracy in rendering.
Today’s Warm-ups and exercises:
- 2 Hour study: Sanguine Art (Trois Crayons)
- 10 minutes: Form study with Sanguine Technique
- 1 Hour: Life Drawing with Sanguine Technique