I’ve been drawing the human figure for many years and recommend it as a mental exercise for artists. I even did some modelling myself at one stage. My preferred medium is pastel on canson paper.Here’s a few samples.
One of many doodles created with pen on paper during meetings or while on the phone. They aren’t planned nor do I sketch them out in pencil beforehand. The results are straight from the spontaneous part of my subconscious. Some people think I’m not paying attention in the meetings but the opposite is true. These random creations stop my mind from wandering and help me focus on what’s being said.
Sketched on my Samsung Note 10.1 at the 2012 ACA Conference.
Scribbled on my Samsung tablet at the ACA Conference.
A doodle created with my Samsung Tablet while listening to Mad Magazine director Sam Viviano at the ACA convention.
Wacom, who make the pressure-sensitive pen software for the tablet, had a display of their Cintiq work-stations at the event. While much more subtle to use, the Cintiq prices ($2400 to $4500) are a bit pricey. I’ll stick with my $540 tablet for now.