I thought that drawing these silly plush toys would be easy. I wanted to focus on clear lines. My cruvy lines are uneven. I clearly see where I need to improve. Ellipses are the angst of my life. There is only one place which I liked in the end. Day 8.
From left to right these are my attempts. The very first one is before I saw the demo/critique. The second and third are after demo and critique. The second one is more of a thumbnail where I tried to be looser. My proportions are all over the place I think, I like the value shapes the most in the third one, although the value range could be wider. I think I like the overall value shape unity of the 3rd one the most, i tried to focus on the bigger picture as per the "egg" stuff Proko mentioned.
Hi all, A few things I noticed that need work: - I made the face too wide - I made a few of the planes on the left hand side too dark. I realized this after and wasn't sure how to make them lighter. - The lower portion of the shirt doesn't read very well. Any other tips? Any suggestions on photography? I'm using an indirect window for light but the graininess of the paper really shows. Thanks!
I had a lot of fun with this exercise. I tried Pear 03 before I watched the demonstration video. Pear 01 was after. My first attempt definitely involved too many facets and gradations. I also attempted a few images from books I had lying around but I don't have the reference photos. A valuable lesson I learned was that even "boring" subjects can be turned into interesting and dynamic shapes. Thanks!