Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Buzz: Figure Drawing

Artists may have a natural aptitude or ability. They may also have a burning desire that drives them to work hard at honing their craft. However, no great artist became great without putting in many, many hours of hard work. There is no way of getting around it. There is no shortcut. I hope that I never feel fully satisfied with my artistic ability or I might have reached a cap on my progress.

One of the best ways to become a better artist is to study the human figure. I find figure drawing can help just about any artist improve. Because of this, at NinjaBee we try to hold figure drawing sessions often. A wide variety of artists attend. Everyone, from our highly skilled professional artists or those who just want to give it a shot, is invited to our (almost) weekly figure drawing sessions. We are blessed to have a steady pool of models willing to help us develop our skills.

Being a game studio, we have plenty of unusual props and poses. Our models are kind enough to oblige our needs, and our artists have produced hundreds of sketches in their quest to master the human form. Even when creating, drawing, and animating non-human creatures, many of the same rules apply. Every character we make will benefit from the dozens of hours of development we pour into our art. And we pass the improvements on to you, our fans.

Here are some of the results from artists of varied skill levels. 

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