Woo-hoo! I'm on time! :) I think it was the hardest assignment so far. I got very insecure and shaky (hence my poor line quality in here; some lines got a bit "rounded" - oopsie). I especially struggled with the beard and lips positioning. The angle was so hard to figure out! Still, I'm happy with the result :) I'm also happy that I realized that I should practice proportions a lot. Thanks Stan for the great lesson!
Woohoo! I managed! Here's a master study of a work by Audra Auclair https://www.instagram.com/audraauclair/ It was my first time doing a master study - I wasn't sure how to approach it. Audra's sketch is dynamic, but very graphic, and has these beautiful tiny cross-hatchy lines. I tried to capture these features, but I think I didn't manage to do so yet... Would be so grateful for a feedback :) Still, I feel like I've learned a ton and I plan to do more master studies soon :). Maybe I'll post them in the comments later on!
This was challenging But fun to draw from imagination. That is one thing that I want to be better at so its good for me to start practicing allready. Warm up loose sketch of Donkey kong and assignment sketch from imagination of my armadillo-lady-character.
This was fun :) I decided to design a simple fox character (who doesn't love foxes?). I also wanted to practice more fluid lines and dynamic poses (hence I looked at some more dynamic-looking animal illustrations). I really enjoyed the sketching process, and I would be happy to receive feedback / thoughts :)
Woohoo! Here are my loose sketches! I'm still struggling with line confidence - some lines are a bit wobbly. I also think that drawing hands, including the robotic ones, makes me a bit anxious ;) Will be super happy to hear your thoughts and feedback! :)
woohoo! Finally I managed also the level 2! Seems like I drew a bit too round and short face, and my shape design requires some extra work; perhaps I should have planned the shapes of the shadows better. But for a first try it seems decent enough :) I think I will try the assignment again after watching the demo. If anyone has any comment / critique, I would be happy to hear it! Cheers! :)
Happily shading :) what a nice simple exercise! I feel like I have to practice more, but the second try already looks better :) I found it much more difficult to shade using the harder pencils (3H, 2H, H) than the softer ones (B, 2B etc.). Maybe it's kind of logical, but I wondered whether anyone else experienced these differences.
Hi Stan! Many thanks for the video, it was super informative :) I have just one shy comment - maybe it's just me (I'm not from the US), but the Amazon link to the sandpaper paddle directs me to a table tennis paddle :D
If anyone is interested in a study group, I can start a discord server were we can follow along with the course as the lessons come out. Comment below and I can shoot you an invite. *Edit* Sorry, not as discord savvy as I thought I was. I'll need you to friend request me, and then I can send you the invite link (has to be friends only). My code: Other Barry#8117
So excited about the course! After doing Drawabox I was looking for another course to brush up on fundamentals. Can't wait for January! :) I also hope to find some great community here to motivate each other - online and, if possible, also live. I'm based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, so if you're also in NL and are looking for a drawing buddy, let me know! :)