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Figure Drawing with Adobe Ideas 2.5

Todd Powelson

This last Tuesday evening I did some figure drawing. It has been a while, but it is always nice to take the time and draw from life. The drawing session was hosted by the very nice people who put together Sketch Cabaret.

The poses are quicker than I am used to, with the model starting out with quick 2-5 minute gestures, then extending to 30 minutes and finally a 50 minute pose. Even though it requires that I draw faster than I am used to, I really liked that too. It helps me break the form down into the most basic elements.

I’ve been using my iPad along with Adobe Ideas for figure drawing. It makes things so much easier, not having to cart all of my markers and paints around. The day before Adobe released an update to their Ideas app, and this was the first time I’d really used it. I love what they’ve done. New brushes, a paint bucket, new layer options. Without a doubt, Adobe Ideas is heading in the right direction and keeps getting better and better.

A very good night, and I plan on doing a whole lot more drawing with Sketch Cabaret.

Todd Powelson
Todd Powelson works as a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and Visual Artist.

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