After I added lion studies to the ape and monkey studies I started again to make sketches for my lion/mandrill cross-over: The Mandrillion. :) So the first picture was trying out to find the right posture. It was a little tricky since on the one hand I wanted it to feel really dynamic - like you are being attacked. On the other hand when you face the mandrillion head-on you can't see much of his features (like his lion like legs). So I added a little explanatory sketch depicting the length of the arms and his lion legs. I hope this is showing some progress compared to the other sketch, where you said the mandrill and the lion are too close to each other. @David Colman are you planning to do more classes? I really enjoyed this one. Regards!
This is my stage 2 drawing. @David Colman Thank you so much for this course! Especially the feedback was invaluable. I think of all the drawingbooks and courses i have taken so far(and most of them where great), this one has helped me the most! I am very much looking forward to future courses. I personally hope for big cats or bears (but I really like all animals).
For this assignment I tried combining the ape with…. frogs. The first stage has helped me explore and study the animals loosely without worrying too much to make it like the actual reference picture. The last picture is the finished design. Will definitely implement the exploration stage for more creatures in the future. Thank you David for the course and the feedback!
Really good lecture. I went straight to photoshop and started putting some abstract shapes together thinking of a character buuut I caught myself being super stiff, not rhythmic enough, not drawing with that flow that you draw with in the demo @David Colman. So I tried a couple others, thinking more about the narrative and and trying to have that initial flow with the posing. Though a little embarrassing, I wanted to share both of the pages so you can see where I'm at with it and my change from the stiff dead lines to what I hope is more energetic and descriptive.
These are my explorations of an orang utan - anglerfish. On the last picture are the referencepictures i used for the breakdowns. On the first page are the breakdowns. @David Colman I tried to follow your feedback to really workout the forms and to take the necessary time, to take it a step further, and i think it is very helpful! Looking at my explorations now I think that in some of them the attachment of the legs and pelvis to the upperbody seems a bit weird, I will give more thought to that in future drawings. I think I will start to work on a finished design next. Any Feedback would be very welcome!
Here are some of my newer breakdowns. I started with the breakdown, than did some breakdowns of some of the details, when i felt that it might help. Than i drew different angles or poses from imagination. I tried to follow the feedback and make the breakdowns more clear, and tried to take my time with them. For some reason it was hard for me to not go too fast (I often had to remind myself to take the necessary time) but I tried to do my best. Feedback is always very welcome.
David, Hereby my final assignment. I’ve chosen a comic style, for comics is the destination I am aiming for. Drawing two characters make the drawing more interesting, I like to see some story emerging. Still a lot to learn, but your lessons and the assignments have helped me a lot in growing as an artist, so thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge and giving us the critiques we needed.
I will submit my stage one in the next week or so! Here is my stage 2... Thank you for the course, it has been fantastic! I am sure I will be revisiting this course frequently in the weeks, months and years to come! Thank you!