I got round to doing these late, but I've not watched the demo video yet. Promise :) Drawing that hand was hard! I found I had to draw several iterations to really find it, or at least come close to finding it. I think it's actually worth doing these exercises several times to really benefit from them, and build that muscle memory and hand eye coordination. I also spent a lot of time looking for connecting lines and big shapes, which is something I've learnt from life drawing recently. Finally I added a variation of the penguin, just because I was having fun. I also drew a few of my own hand, as I still wasn't satisfied with my hand drawing and to be honest drawing from life is easier than drawing from reference.
Assignment 3 - draw from imagination I drew a character based on the wandering sea anenome - it’s an anenome, when asleep, that looks like a ball of baked beans. This character is curling her tentacles with hair rollers, and passing the time on her waterproof phone.
I have a commitment issue. I have been late in every assignment. Just trying to be more committed. I draw a character based on this reference. I love country life so I wanted to draw a simple farm boy, and his simple living. Hope i did good this time.
I'm definitely late with these... some fish studies and a final image from imagination. I drew the last fish without reference, just using what I learned from my studies - thinking about the overall shape and form. It helps that I picked a very simple form to work with. Then I added the basket and people to put it into a different context. This was fun, and it's definitely encouraged me to draw from imagination more. I feel like I'm struggling with tapered strokes a bit. I tend to draw very loosely anyway but I often feel like my first line is where I want it, so I don't draw too many exploratory lines. If I do adjust I usually just adjust once, in context of the drawing as a whole. Would love to hear what people think of my line quality, I'm not sure I'm actually doing the exercise.
I hope it’s okay to put all of my attempts here (pre-demo, post-demo, and post-critique). I joined class just yesterday, so I had a lot of catching up to do. Admittedly, I should have paced myself better, but I wanted to catch up with current lessons so I could have a chance to be critiqued next time! I’m not really happy with any of these drawings personally, but that’s all part of the learning process, I suppose. Also, did anyone else get really tripped up trying to separate the color value of their object from the light value??? 😵💫 I was so thrown off by the yellow sections of the apple. I feel like I should’ve tackled something simpler and more uniform in color.
Thought I'd like to draw some kind of Seahorse and figured it might be interesting to draw a SeaCalf instead. So had a look at some photos of Seahorses (and Sea Dragons which apparently are different) and decided to make a few sketches of the different types to get an idea of which features I liked and what I could use. Also found some refs for calves and did a bit of a study, also looking for poses that I thought could be good to use as inspiration for the imaginative sketch. The final sketch to be fair doesn't look much different from a Seahorse, lol, so gonna give it another go and try to make it more Cow like. Was fun to do anyways
I picked a Chihuahua as my character, I picked one reference where the dog is shown in profile, and one where I better view of the head. Then sketch those, and then I tried to construct the head with simpler forms and some exaggeration. For the final sketch from imagination I tried to draw a similar pose as the reference but from a different angle. I tried to exaggerate the head size and bulging eyes, and give the dog a bit more character. This was a very fun exercise
Here is my submission for this assignment. I might do another, as I feel like I didn’t end up doing as much as what seemed necessary for the assignment. I just couldn’t think of what else to add that would’ve enhanced the drawing, as bears don’t have many patterns or details.
Here’s my crack at this week’s assignment. It was pretty fun. I thought it was cool, how each reference kinda of had me figure out different ways to approach the ‘problem solving’. The first image of the snail had me drawing mostly in C and S lines as the shapes were very rounded and the drawing was quite fluid.