Hello, I hope everyone has been good! I finally set some time aside since getting back in town. Felt good to tackle this project and overall I’m satisfied with this result. Could be better looking at now, but it’s definitely an improvement from the first project in this course. Please let me know if you have any suggestions! Thank You
Day 30: Actually slept for a while on the plane ride today, so I didn’t really draw as much as I thought I would. I need to keep working on my proportions in order to make my drawings look better. Just gotta keep drawing! Please let me know if you have any suggestions.
Day 29: Attempted the camel today from the level 2 of the CSI project in the Drawing Basics Course. I had to rush it a little bit because I’m going to be traveling all day today so I wanted to post one drawing while I had access to the internet. It’s gonna be a long flight so I’m going to have plenty of drawings tomorrow! Please let me know if you have any suggestions! Thank You
Day 28: I’m really glad I went back again through the Basics course! I’ve noticed a huge difference in the quality of my sketches so far! Thank you to everyone that has given me such meaningful feedback. Please let me know if you have any suggestions!
Day 27: Had a blast drawing this snail! The project was to simplify the contour of the snail using only CSI lines, but I couldn’t help but add some values in there! Thanks to @draft_al I wasn’t afraid to go a little darker with some of them. It was cool designing the shape of the shell with this one starting with what Stan and @Jesper Axelsson have been suggesting with the envelope. It was much easier to adjust the proportions at the beginning. Excited to do another one or two after work tomorrow. Please let me know if you have any suggestions!
Hey Jake! I’m biased because I started a thread myself haha, but I think you should do it! It helps keep me accountable and encourages me to get up and start drawing. Whatever floats your boat, do it! I’m still learning myself, but I think looking for the shapes in the head might help bring your portraits into life. This looks more like you were looking just at the contour alone. It’s very hard but try to simplify it down. Good luck!
Day 26: I did another portrait with some simplified values today. I like how the proportions turned out, but I’m disappointed how my values look, especially with how long it took me to draw this. What’s giving me the hardest time is seeing the different values in the lights. Even when squinting it’s still difficult for me to see. Other than that I see an improvement so I am satisfied with this project. Please let me know if you have any suggestions!
Day 25: I went through and did the level 2 portrait with values project again! It was very time consuming, but I enjoyed when it all came together. It could be better, but I would like to know someone else’s thoughts on my work. Please let me know if you have any suggestions! Thank You
Hello, spent a lot of time on this one, I wish I would have fixed the proportions earlier when I saw the mistakes, but overall I feel better about this one than the first time I tried it a couple months back. Please let me know if you have any suggestions!
Day 24: Going to sit down and make a schedule tonight for practicing this week! I redid the pear assignment from the first project in the Drawing Basics course. I think it turned out okay, but I’m still struggling with the values. I’m going to watch Stan’s again during work tomorrow to maybe pick up on what he sees. @Jesper Axelsson Do you mind looking at this one if you have some time? Please let me know if you have any suggestions! Thank You
Day 23: Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! I set aside a couple hours today to go through the Drawing Basics course again. The goal of the project was to get a piece of fruit and then draw only with straight lines and shade with 5 values. I used 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, & 6B. I find it hard when shading to get even tones like the way Stan’s look. Do you mind taking a look at these @Jesper Axelsson? I really struggled with the strawberries and would love to hear some suggestions! Thank You
Day 22: I’m hoping to have more time to draw tomorrow! I don’t really have any plans so I’m going to try and work outside of my comfort zone. Anyways I only did a little bit this morning before work, but please let me know if you have any suggestions!