I’m loving Dianne Mize’s online lessons and am getting a lot of new pointers and perspectives with them. The latest one I bought was Foreshortened Drawing because I was noticing that while drawing from the practice photos she provides for the 4 Steps to Skillful Drawing lesson, the foreshortened horse photo was really hard for me to draw. Horses gave me the biggest challenge during my gesture studies of animals focused practice exercise as well.
I concluded that those were challenging for me because horses are often photographed in a foreshortened way, and decided to get some more tips on that topic. Dianne covers how to get started and demonstrates moving through the shapes in the subject step by step. And as with the other lessons, her instruction really spoke to me and now I have more tools in my drawing tool belt.
My hope is that with more experience doing this type of drawing, my skills will grow to the point where it won’t be necessary to stop for so many measurements and that the drawings will come together more quickly. Especially when it comes to preliminary drawings for paintings!