I tried to construct my ideal studio space with big windows facing north for nice even light ... and of course an impractical sink that can be used as shower! I had to correct so much because I didn't plan well ahead. The drawing looks quite dirty with all that erased lines - sorry for that.
These are challenging and interesting poses. Especially the foreshortening is difficult to get right. Most poses I started with a rough gesture: ovals for ribcage and pelvis, indications for the limbs and an oval for the head as the last part. Only after that I was confident enough for some rhythms. Critique welcome!
This was way more difficult than I thought. And I took much longer than 1 hour for me to do these. In the first drawing the left part of the face is much to wide. In the second drawing the overall proportions of the face is better, but the eyes are too high and the ear is too small. In both drawings the shoulders are too high. Other thoughts: I worked on 11 x 16 inch paper while sitting at a table. This format is too big for me to draw at a table - this combinations leads to distortions. Measuring an object nearby (in my case the tablet standing in front of me) with the pencil did not really worked. I measured in Photoshop.
I didn't really know how to approach this exercise at first. I always find it difficult to simplify and deviate from the model. But I was very inspired by all your drawings and I gradually found my way. Finally I had fun and I really want to do a lot more!
Ok! This is exactly what feel like I need to really nail down in order to improve. Here's a few drawings I did from the lvl 1 assignment. All made in 50 minutes, the Ox took the absolute longest but I feel like I've overcomplicated things. I'm not satisfied with my lines, I have to use the broad side of the pencil to get these shapes done which frustrates me a bit considering I can skate lines fairly well with the tripod grip and am fairly good at controlling them, but I fumble it when doing this exercise. Give me your feedback please, I will revisit these during the week and will also tackle the lvl 2 assignment.