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Hi everyone! I wanted to quickly share another try I had with the sketching from imagination project. For this one, I decided to take a look at sharks. After analyzing some reference images and exploring some ideas in the first two pages I thought I had my final design for the project on page 3, drawing 1. I wasn’t particularly excited about the result but I also didn't have any more ideas on how to keep going. Still, I tried to continue exploring a bit (even though it felt pointless at first). I made some slight changes here and there and after a while, those changes started to stack up. Slowly, I ended up moving away from the original cutesy look to an unexpectedly spooky one. The final design is nothing crazy but I still think it's a lot more interesting than the first one. So, overall, this ended up being quite an insightful project for me. It really got me to better understand the concept of “exploring” for a design. Thanks for the great lessons! Also, if anyone else had other insights on their projects, please share! I'm curious to know more.
Since I drew some super messy ellipses when doing a line quality exercise, I changed the topic of ellipse warmup from mushrooms to the...machine? (I can't tell that.) After continuous practice, I got better this kind of ellipses. Okay, I'm in a better mood.
Level 1 Assignments 1. Light and Shadow Hierarchy of importance - I wanted to try this two ways to try to communicate different things: 2. Rhinos have excellent hearing, a really strong sense of smell, and can run up to 50 mph despite their size. I wanted to imagine how a predator might assess a rhino (though they have no natural predators) by highlighting their strengths and downplaying their weaknesses 3. I wanted to try to emphasize sheer size and form here by trying to focus weight on the major plane indicators, as if a child were seeing a rhino for the first time
Here are my 2 attempts. As the assignment was to trace a photo, I tried using a screenless drawing tablet instead of a pencil - it made it harder for me to keep the lines from getting wobbly. The hierarchy of importance was my 1st try. I tried to break the lines into 3 groups - outer contour; lines of body parts; details and skinfolds. I think I made the widths to similar and didn't vary width od individual lines - will have to redo it later. Shadows and light was my 2nd try. I am in general mory happy with it - I increased the variation of line thickness and tried to temper the lines more. In some places I think I went overboard and extended the contours to include some of the shadow shapes.
I am a level 1 but I decided to try and draw the rhino myself. Proportions are off and I made the mistake of putting in my original lines too dark. You can definitely tell where I tried to erase sketch lines which makes the drawing look a little sloppy. But overall I can tell that I'm improving which is really exciting!!!
Das Boots and a Snaily Snail :) I may not have been paying attention to the boot on the right, bootsie oopsie, so I taped another sheet to make it wide enough! Tried to play around with what depth of field may look like in pencil, maybe made the snail look like they need a shave, though fun to experiment :)!
My friend gave me a challenge to draw an ogre dancing so I tried to apply some stuff from this video plus some of the line stuff and line weight videos. I studied mostly some ogre references and tried to get the gesture of an MJ dance pose
Ok, tried again after watching the demo. VR girl is pre-demo and the hand is post-demo. Watching the demo definitely helped me understand what the goal of this project was and helped get me in the right mindset. Still need to practice but I think I'm moving in the right direction