For the short studies, I’m picking each week or two a theme, so that I can apply the concepts to something interesting to me.
This week I studied the wolfdog.
I started each day with gesture, varying the duration from 30 sec to 5 min.
Then I started studying the skeleton, skull, paws, muscles for the head to better understand the form.
Especially heads are difficult for me to grasp is space.
I’m happy with the results and what I learned is that I’m good at doing a quick gesture for laying the basic shapes and my measuring is 90% correct. I feel more comfortable starting a drawing like this because I don’t lose momentum carefully measuring. I can do a light sketch and then measure and correct and apply the details.
I’ll use this technique in the next long drawing too to see the difference.