Ihori Kobayashi
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Ihori Kobayashi
As watching the demo and critique videos, I practiced more blobs. I am slowing improving in finding right box rotations, but it takes me several trial and errors before I got it right. So when finally I found the rotations and positions of the boxes, they are often shifted from original blobs.
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Ihori Kobayashi
Drawing blobs helped figuring out rotations of boxes for me and made it fun! I struggled with the second picture in figuing out the rotation of the pelvis box.
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Ihori Kobayashi
This assignment was difficult for me. I followed Stan's instructions, but the ellipses I drew always ended up looking warped.
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Ihori Kobayashi
It took me very long to draw each hand. I struggled with getting right rotations of boxes and determining which directions the lines are converging.
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Ihori Kobayashi
While watching the Level 2 demo and Critique videos, I tried the Level 2 project. When I see these pictures, I notice that they look less three-dimensional than how they look on paper. 
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Ihori Kobayashi
My first batch of Level 1 practice. I overlayed drawings using PowerPoint. I had difficulty in capturing right angles of the direction of the faces in many pictures.  
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This is a simplified drawing of my office. I thought it was simple enough, but it took me so long to figure out the position of each line using X-ray vision. I need more practice drawing straight lines.
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Ihori Kobayashi
My first try. Drawing straight lines was more difficult than I expected. I tried to make it like the viewer was standing in the kitchen.
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Ihori Kobayashi
The second batch of practice I drew while watching Stan's Lave 1 Demo. Two of them were drawn with an overhand grip. I took too long (~30 minutes, even longer with an overhand grip) to draw each figure. I need to be able to draw faster.
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My first batch of rhythm practice. I started practicing the overhand grip. The first one (most right-side picture), the third one (the middle), and the last (most left side) were drawn using the overhand grip (although I switched to the regular grip in the middle of drawing the 1st one as I got very frustrated). The line quality was clearly worse for those drawings. For the 4th drawing (second from the left), I struggled with capturing the gesture of the pushed-forward chest and pulled-back hip. Any critique/advice will be appreciated.
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A couple of attempts I did before looking at the demo's. I feel like I want to practice more and more and more gestures. But I also want to catch up on where the course is live now. The struggle is real!! Anyway.. my own critique on my drawing. - I have to get back into line quality. Thick and thin lines are now total random to a point where it hurts my drawings. - I'm practicing more confident lines, but there is still plenty yo learn looking at these. I love working with the charcoal pencil I was using for these studies. The coarse brown papers is nice, but I'm not sure it's ideal and also a little too small (A5). - I get distracted by details, and when I get back into these, I need to focus on the flow and gesture first, without putting in those calves, bumps, rolls etc etc. :) Still having a good time and looking forward to every drawing session!
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Ihori Kobayashi
I hear you Lisanne! I also have the same dilemma as yours, more practice vs. moving forward to catch up.
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I enjoyed practicing gestures by drawing those seals so much that I drew all 40 references. These are the last batch of practices. I need to continue to work on the line quality. But through this practice, I got a little better at drawing using the entire arm rather than just the hand.
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Ihori Kobayashi
Did additional practices as I watched the demo. I tried to include some subtle exaggerations, but they did not look enough.
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Ihori Kobayashi
My first five practices. I had to carefully watch myself not to draw contours instead of gesture lines. I caught myself many times writing contours... But differentiating contours and gestures was difficult.
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Ihori Kobayashi
Additional five practices. I can see more clear gestures in some sea lion pictures, but figuring out gesture lines are more difficult for some others.
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Ihori Kobayashi
Eyeballing was more difficult than measuring everything, especially when the sizes of the reference and the paper were very different. The reference was displayed on my 13-inch laptop computer, and I used 14 x 17 paper. Although I tried to focus on the proportions rather than the actual size and length when I eyeballed, my drawing tended to be pulled toward smaller sizes, which made me very confused, and I kept correcting the sizes. I need to do more eyeballing practice!
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Ihori Kobayashi
My second attempt at drawing accurately. I do not have Photoshop, so I used PowerPoint to create the overlay image. I showed my drawing to my boyfriend and asked who he thought this person was, and he answered, "Michelle Obama." :(
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This exercise required a lot of patience and took a very long time to complete. When I got tired, I started eyeballing too much rather than carefully measuring, and my proportions started getting off. I had to stop drawing to rest and wait until later to continue.
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More practicing simplifying. It was difficult to simplify the monkey. I ended up just tracing the outlines for some complex shapes. I am not sure if it was a right way of simplifying.
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A few more practice drawings. This time, I tried to incorporate the line organization lessons from the previous section.
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