Hello, Ben! Thanks for sharing. These are great drawings and explorations! I had to look up mole rat to refresh my memory. Currently for the final design I would say it is not coming across as a mole rat. The head with tail looks very much like a trex dinosaur. The nose with hat made me think of a moose but once I thought trex I cant stop seeing that. When I look at the naked mole rat I see wrinkles, small eyes, big teeth, not much for a nose, unsteady/uneasy, curious. The version you made seems strong and sure of himself. Great job and I hope this is helpful for you!
I have always struggled from drawing from imagination and relied on observation since that felt more comfortable. I had to embrace the discomfort on this and push through so that I can improve. Im not happy with these but have to keep pushing forward.
This assignment is challenging but also really fun once getting the hang of it a little. As observing from the footage, I couldn’t get the gesture right most of the time. Throughout some of these sketches I tend to make small but many strokes in my drawings, that is why it can be too messy at times. I’ll keep working on this along with attempting the draw from memory for the next one.
Nice exercise. Tried to guess the skeleton structure, redraw it with that in mind, and redraw it from other angle as well in another pose. Of course I’m not satisfied with the results, but that’s seldom the point of course exercises - I learn a great deal with this.
I attempted Demogorgons from Stranger Things. The likeness of apes was not apparent at first but as I progressed I could find similarities and definitely leaned on what I could remember using the skeleton and my new knowledge as a guide. The parts that were different gives me new insight in what to pay attention to during future animal studies. Now I need to get to the extra credit and get to drawing from my imagination and see how that goes. Any feedback is appreciated.
I printed some out and used a light box. I went through and did all of the examples. Though was restarting to focus on pale man and rancor as I plan to attach some memory drawings of those just for the clunkiness of the figures. Drawing directly on top of the image was more challenging than expected. Any feedback appreciated.
This is how my current studies from the videofootage look like. The first five pages are from the reference videos. I found it quite difficult to remember enaugh of the poses, especially in the ones with more movement. And i seem to have trouble with the gorilla proportions. On the last page i drew some from memory/imagination. Feedback on what i should focus on in my next studies/memory sketches would be appreciated.