Hello, first post in a while and I wanted to make it a descent one to start with again.
Here is the photo that I am working with.
So, what I want to do is take this photo and find a spot somewhere else next to impossible to take this image.
I am going to put the camera under the board or behind it as if this was a clear tunnel.
First thing to do is learn the original pose so we can proceed forward with more working confidence. So study the image and do a drawing from its perspective, in this case I am using figure construction methods to help me determine the volume presented before me.
Here is the drawing that I did a study of to start the process.
Next we will break down the image into what would be termed an orthographic view. WHY? A good practice to know everything you can about something is to move all the way around it and learn about the 1. balance, 2. relationships between the pairs - hands - feet - hips - etc. 3. to completely understand the pose and the action behind the pose.
Here is the ortho view.
From this I know the weight of the pose, where the center of gravity is, how the limbs balance each other out, etc.
From this I can proceed to the invented drawing. Here is the finished plate.
More to come on how to do an ortho view.