Some of you older folks may remember this thread from way back in the day. It was a nice little thread that helped artists work on their skills and generally grow as an artist. Well, after many requests for tutorials and "lessons" on how to draw certain things, I thought it would be a good idea to resurrect this. I would like to give a big thank you for Otis and Baroness for being the originators of this concept. Here's how this particular thread works: This thread will be setup kinda like an art class. Every two weeks (most likely every other Sunday) I will post a couple of photographs/images to use as a reference for sketching, drawing, painting, whatever. These images will be Star Wars-related (this is a Star Wars board, after all). The point being to draw what you see, as if you were in a life drawing class. The medium you work in is entirely up to you, the artist. I encourage everyone to post their work here in this thread for a critique and thorough feedback. This thread is aimed at helping each and every artist, regardless of skill level, improve. So, expect more "harsher" critiques than what you would find elsewhere on the boards. And please remember, they are about the work itself - not the artist. And just like a real art class, each submission must be posted by a certain due date. After which, the reference images for that time period will be taken down and new ones will be put up. Please don't stress too much over this, just like everything else here, it is meant to be fun! [hr] Assignment Three:The Figure/Motion Due Date:Sunday, March 6th (two weeks to complete the assignment) With the last assignment being difficult, I figured I would throw something more easy at you. This current assignment will focus around the figure and how it moves. To create more options, there will be a choice of four images this time around: [link=http://img196.exs.cx/img196/6855/artclass14zg.jpg]Han Solo and Chewbacca[/link] [link=http://img152.exs.cx/img152/5170/artclass21yr.jpg]Jawas[/link] [link=http://img152.exs.cx/img152/629/artclass36ho.jpg]Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Jango Fett[/link] [link=http://img33.exs.cx/img33/7007/artclass51ul.jpg]Obi-Wan Kenobi[/link] Each of these images focus exclusively on the figure in motion. A good way to go about drawing the figure in any one of these positions is to start out in a loose gesture drawing. They may end up looking like a stick figure at first, but this will help you to establish the figure. Once you get the proportions and the position correct, you can then go back in and start adding details. Like always, you are free to use any medium or style necessary. Remember, the key goal here is to have fun. If there's any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.