Here is my level 1 living room, complete with an impractical sink and museum grade artwork on the walls. I used a fine liner pen for the final pass. This was a fun assignment and hopefully will attempt a couple of more.
I drew my kitchen from memory, while sitting on the PC in my living-room. Pretty weird how all of a sudden I am not sure about certain details, albeit living in it for 4 years now :D and no, we don't have a sink in the floor ;)
After doing all 24 poses, I was really unhappy with how my drawings came out. So then I tried the first three again but I spent much longer on each of them than Stan had suggested, probably 15min or so. I first worked with a lighter pencil at getting everything placed and proportioned more correctly, and then went over it with a darker pencil paying attention to the rhythms and line quality. I prefer how the 2nd attempt sketches look, but I'm conscious of the fact that this is not how we were supposed to work... Is it just practice, practice, practice - or am I missing some trick?
Wow, thanks a lot for the in-depth information about rythms. A lot to take in and I am not sure if I understood all of it. And not sure if I applied it correctly, but still I tried to look for connections to improve the flow and gesture of the pose. Great lesson
Been waiting for this lesson! Figure drawing is my primary interest. I've made good progress using Michael Hampton's gesture approach, but hoping this will help me start to flesh out my drawings beyond wireframes. I feel like some of my figures are "OK" but I'm struggling a bit so input is very welcome.
Perhaps not a popular opinion, but here goes: Having struggled with how to approach this assignment at the start, does anyone else find it super frustrating that Stan gets wrapped in analyzing submissions from folks who are way, way beyond the beginner level? This isn't the first time, but it feels like he's getting distracted by "ooh this is nice" and not focusing on the actual lesson at hand. This was billed as a basic fundamentals course for beginners, but there are obviously a lot of samples here that are from artists that are very experienced, if not already professional. Maybe they're just showing off or maybe they're chasing Likes, but it makes what was supposed to feel like an entry level course - and the community attached to it - much more advanced and really exclusive than it arguably should. I could care less if my own submissions are critiqued, but it leaves at least me with a "Why Bother" feeling when we're examining stuff from concept artists and other obviously experienced artists in what's supposed to be fundamentals class. For me, a relative absolute beginner, it would be much more helpful to learn things from people making the same mistakes common at my level. Perhaps I misunderstood the course intent or maybe I'm not the intended audience. If I could offer a critique, it would be more productive to dedicate more time at the start of each project assignment for a clearer statement of what the assignment is - or more importantly *isn't* - and perhaps some more examples, and then to more selectively chose examples that highlight those specific goals. Just my two cents; thanks.
I love the line work by Bernie Wrigntson, the way he varies between hatching that follow the form and hatching that follows the rhythm/gesture. How he uses thin lines in the light and indicate texture, and in the shadows he uses think lines/shapes in a more abstract way.
Hi guys, really great assignment, though I struggled finding line-art that has no shading. I figured that hatching is ok-ish and tried my hand at it. From left to right: Anders Zorn, Some artist at Grafit-Studio, some unknown french Baroque artists, John Gyudo, Michael Hampton
Day ... I don't know :D These aren't from one day, but done over the last weeks. I work mostly digitally but since starting this course, I feel less anxious when drawing traditionally. The helmet took longer than 30 minutes... hope it is okay to post it, since I used the concept of starting with 5 values and it worked so well!
Hey guys, I tried my hand at the level 2 assignment. My daughter wanted to get a dumbo - octopus to color it, so I settled on it. I attached a clean lineart out of habbit, but the assignment probably asked more for something in the lines of the page with the 2 designs. Hope you like it.