Level 1, this was nice I, I realize that for this project I preferred to explore in a loose dynamic line instead of building a more deliberate shape, so I kind of let it be and work from there, but I tried both styles. You can see the loose approach on the hippo and a more deliberate execution in the monkey or little bird.
This part hit me in the face... "Now, most people, they draw and they don't even think they're just drawing and they don't stop and think about anything. And they wonder why the drawing doesn't look all that great because you really have to draw, think, stop, interpret, think, Think about what that is that you're drawing. Look at what you're seeing. Do I like that thing that I'm seeing or do I want to change it now? This is where it gets really advanced, its part what you see part what you know and part what you wish you saw. Most of you are going to be drawing entirely what you see because you don't know that much yet." Gold.
So here, the line babbling baby trying to babble like the sage old masters of drawing. It messed up with my head. But it was inspiring and helpful, maybe I'll do one serious study like Stan did, this are all too casual. I like both grunchy and smooth lines, I did a little bit of both.
If anybody is still looking for references there is a series on Youtube called The Sketchbook Series by Trojan Horse Was A Unicorn, lots of great artist showing their sketchbooks and opinions, and at the end of the interview they do a quick sketch so you can actually see their masterful use of line in action 👌
1. Hierarchy - I went a little modest with the contrast in line weight. 2. Light Direction - Then I tried to push it a little. 3. Light Direction Imagination - A little more. 4. Observation - I like that graphic look of the plant, but it may not be the ideal decision every time.