I first tried to do each one myself, then watched the explanations. Ended up redrawing the penguin and the hand. I tend to focus too much on getting the proportions right and miss gesture and form, so it is very helpful to watch the demonstrations and then immediately do the exercises again, focussing on what I missed the previous time! I am sure I have misunderstood a bunch of things again, but I also feel like I am learning a lot and making a lot of progress in a very short time.
My first thought after starting this, was why the hell did I have to be different and choose a banana lol. Took 3 attempts to get a shape I was more or less happy with. Got a bit confused with shading the values as there are so many subtle changes. Kept erasing bits and redoing them. Wasn't sure how to represent the colours on the ends. Haven't watched the demo yet. Any critique welcome!
Alright! Let's get into it! I've been wanting to take a basics drawing course for SUCH a long time. I have been drawing my whole life, but never got formally trained. I have a degree in graphic design, but they never placed any particular focus specifically on drawing and it has always been my dream to improve my art by becoming able to draw. We have A LOT of tools now (not just digital tablets), cameras, canva, photoshop, etc. and I know that being able to draft with precision will really up my game! Thanks to the Proko team for making these videos available! Let's get into it!