After missing my Sunday hand sketch earlier this week (or is it last week? I can never figure out quite where Sundays fit into the equation), I decided that I’d better make sure not to miss my Thursday figure drawing practice. I didn’t have any strokes of inspiration so I just drew another mannequin pose.
I feel like if I’m going to keep drawing him I’ll have to give him a name at some point. Manny? A bit too on the nose maybe but I’m partial to it nonetheless. Manny the Mannequin is a nice solid albeit completely cliched name. I can’t really think of any others that would suit him. He seems like such a cheesy guy to begin with.
I’m still frustrated by his lack of pose-ability. We’ve been having a bit of a cold spell so I was sitting around freezing my butt off and complaining endlessly about how cold it is. I wanted to make Manny cross his arms and look like he was shivering too but he just wouldn’t comply. His arms don’t bend more than a tiny bit. So I just drew this pose instead. It was actually the first one I thought of, earlier in the day before I got so obsessed with how cold I was. It’s not too bad but I’m not really sure what he was doing with his legs. Anyway, I’m just glad I was able to produce some vaguely straight lines with how much shivering I was doing. I think I’m going to go curl up in my nice warm bed and get some sleep now.