phew. what an intimidating project, but totally worth it. After a long scroll through a bunch of other assignments looking for dope artists, I chose 3, Claire Wendling, Eliza Ivanova, and Phil Guy. I even dug out my scanner to get some better images lol.
Honestly the most valuable part of this course is Stan teaching ("babbling" lol) about how to learn. Having been one of those students that excelled in school, I never actually learned how to study on my own. So what I've been focusing on recently is learning how to study and learn new things, and hone the skills that got me through college but I've let atrophy in the now decade and a half since.
Tracing the rhino was pretty straightforward. I'm attempting to add things that I want to practice hands and expressions, so I grabbed a few stock photo packs. I'm not sure I'm 100% following the prompt for the from reference drawings, but I was definitely thinking about varying line weight, I swear!
Ack. I've been sitting on this assignment for too long, I wanted to do a few more studies because I'm not completely happy with my final drawing, but I'm just not finding the time. I liked the initial drawing, but goofed on the final lines lol. Ready to move on I think, ad astra!
Hi everyone, here are my attempts at both levels prior to watching the demo videos. I feel pretty good about the pear however I think I could have used a variety of pencils to create more contrast between values, I also think I did not simplify the shapes enough for the objectives of the project. I gave the portrait a good go but I found it really difficult to draw the shapes using only straight lines! I struggled with the proportions (especially the eyes). What else could I do to improve my simplification of shapes/values? Thank you in advance!