Figuary 2023

March 2, 2023

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Returning to Soule Designs for a second year in a row, it's time for Figuary! Or rather it was time for Figuary, in February, and I took part in the annual drawing challenge. As I often do for my sketchbook recap posts, I'll borrow some of my excellently crafted prose from a prior year to explain this endeavor:

The challenge of Figuary is setting aside time each day to draw. The goal is to show you, the artist, how daily practice can improve drawing skill. Luckily, it isn't that big of a daily time commitment with most figure drawing sessions running just shy of 15 minutes in length. Each morning in February a new video is posted to the Croquis Cafe and breaks down like so: (3) 1 minute poses, (2) 2 minute poses, (1) 5 minute pose

Like last year, I did the initial 15 minute drawing sessions and then paused various poses and added a bit more detail. Unlike last year, I didn't quite meet the challenge of a full 28 drawings, but we'll call it good enough! Also, no inking this year, I'll save my ink efforts for Inktober. Now onto the drawings...

That's a whole lotta figure drawing! Now I'll return to my regularly scheduled projects, like ridiculously protracted comic book creation and various other creative time wasting techniques.

Owen Soule

Published March 2, 2023