Did the gestures after watching this video and the rhythms one from the drawing basics course. I did notice a slight improvement but I still gotta work more on incorporating everything covered in both videos I watched which was quite a bit of info.
Definitely gotta practice this more, specially getting proportions right quickly. Wasn't getting good taper so I tried using another brush in order to get better lines like Proko said in the feedback he gave me in the seal gestures. Gotta work a bit more on handling pen pressure quicker to also get more varied line weight in thickness and value.
Level 1 part of the assignment, I struggled to keep confidence at first but got better as I kept going and felt less pressure over how to come up with good shape design. Overall, I'm happy with #6 and #9, really liked the flow of #9 and the enveloping shape of #6.
FInally finished another 10 of them. The alpaca, tiger, hyena and african wild dog were the ones that ended up looking the best out of all my attempts in my opinion. In order: 1. Cat 2. Alpaca 3. Raccoon 4. Fox 5. Wolf 6. Tiger 7. Hyena 8. Pomeranian 9. African Wild Dog 10. Lion
I didn't really know how to approach this exercise at first. I always find it difficult to simplify and deviate from the model. But I was very inspired by all your drawings and I gradually found my way. Finally I had fun and I really want to do a lot more!
I left the sketch under the inking to help delineate the shapes. Gonna wait for more videos on shape design before doing more, I just have pretty basic knowledge on shape design and struggled a lot. It took me an entire day to finish the hippo one but overall the circular one looks good, same for the other animals, I seem to do well with circular designs while struggling a lot more with triangular ones. I struggled a lot in designing the horns of the buffalo until I got the idea of using negative space inside it to incorporate the circle/square/triangle design. The rooster one did came out good overall, using the Big-Medium-Small rule helped create interesting crests.
Chose Kim Jung Gi and Sorie Kim. Struggled a lot to find an artwork from Gi that wasn't overwhelming but managed to decide on one. I always have a tendency attempt to go for perfect lines but it was quite relaxing to actively allow a bit of wobble and a lot of line weight variation in the same stroke. Original art: -Kim Jung Gi: https://twitter.com/KimJungGiUS/status/1155124119140089857 -Sorie Kim: https://www.instagram.com/p/CC9_hVvDdfg/
Took me quite a while to do all these linearts but finally done. Had a lof of fun looking for Terminator scenes. I'm happy with all the results except for the level 2 Light and Shadow one. Depth and From definitely feels easier than Light and Shadow to me.
Was trying to merge the wolf paws and komodo dragon feet first but they aren't things I understand well how to draw so just tried to simplify the wolf paws instead. Got a bit overly greedy with some angles but wasn't that bad given that I made them with my limited amount of references. Definitely not used at drawing animals from imagination the same way I can do people. Overall, the top left sketch in the 2nd image did end up better than the final sketch. Definitely a challenging project that got me out of my comfort zone!