This was a really fun assignment! I did master studies of two artists: Jahnoy Lindsey and Mingchen Shen I like Jahnoy's line art because it's very sketchy and I see a hierarchy of importance when it comes to his lines. The contours of the characters are heavy compared to the "light and scratchy" lines within the contours. Mingchen's lines are very loose. The reference attached is more of a sketch, but I wanted to study the line variation of these characters.
Here are my level 1 line weight projects. For the Hierarchy of importance method, I wanted the head and horns to be the focal point so I used heavier lines. Then, used lighter lines for the rest of the body. For the light and shadow method, I used lighter lines for the areas that were in the light and darker lines for the areas in shadow.
I've had some fascination with owls and wanted to draw them for my level 2 project. The studies were fun. I had some trouble creating a character using my imagination. I ended up drawing a baby owl ready to take flight.
This is my first attempt at the level 1 images before watching the demos. I was having a lot of difficulty with the laces of the shoes, so the lines are a little less confident compared to the rest of my drawing. The snail was a little simpler, but I noticed that I need to be more mindful of the quality of my lines.