I would like to ask a beginner level question about line quality. I have been practicing the tapered line and line weight. I need help applying it to gesture. I don’t have the fancy drawing programs. Just me and a pencil and paper. Stupid question about pencil, if there are programs with different ‘brush packs’ should I be handling the sharpness/lead softness- hardness/lead length of my pencil differently to produce a cleaner line? I feel mine just get messy, and hence I erase and my output isn’t clean. Any and all suggestions welcome.
Fun assignment. It’s really challenging to keep the pose and gesture loose and dynamic when you start adding a few details. It’s amazing how rigid the drawings can start to feel. I hope that some of the movement and dynamism was captured in these.
I tried for dynamic and interesting shapes, not exact realism. I feel like I over simplified. I need to work on the sketchy gestural lines, found myself cleaning up my lines. Lots of erasing. But here they are, yes, that first one is tad round ; )
Animal Portraits Using Basic Shapes (level 1) No realism, basic shapes, No shading or details, 10 or less shapes, line quality. My line quality has a long way to go. Need better balance. I have no idea if what I did was the right approach. Fun project, Simplify!
Master Line Study: Henri Matisse; Henri De Toulouse Lautrec. I went to the library and did research, I checked out books and studied them. I’m a level one true beginner at age 52 who is here just to enjoy the process of learning and hopefully improve along the way. Self critique: proportions off, smeared lines (left-handed), medium issues, line quality needs a lot of work BUT still proud of what I did.
Hello everyone ! Any other French speaking following th course ? Here is my assignment : 1) Is the hierarchy method, made digitally 2) Is the light & shadow method, made digitally as well 3) Is an attempt with paper and pencil where I have tried to put everything together (confident line, exploring a bit and line weight) I am quite satisfied but at some point, my « lines » are so thick that it almost felt like shading with two values. I don’t know if we were supposed to push it that much but I quite like the result ! Please let me know your feedbacks ! 🙏