I ended up restarted this one after the first 2 days because it just looked terrible to me. I went back and re though the scene and ended up getting this point. Much like my bar in Level 1, I still bit off more than I chew with a hardware store and a line of grills. Still I think I have have started to shake the rust off my perspective skills.
For some reason I wanted to do a small bar and it trigger all of my perfectionist tendencies. It was a BIG efforts not to reach for the ruler earlier in the process, bit I held back until I was having to deal with chairs on the booth tables. The angle was so much of a pain, I redrawn like 4 times and just had to confirm with a straight edge before I put a whole in the paper with my eraser. Still other than the proportions being a bit off, I'm kind of pleased with this. Thanks for the Challenge.
10 drawings in 2 separate 1 hours sessions. I tried to lean on a little bit of Mattesi Force drawing stuff I tried (and failed) to learn a while ago and identify where I feel there is "tension" and "strain" in the forms. Basically I tried to mimic (or imagined) these poses, and emphasize muscles I think are doing the most work with thicker lines. Mixed that with an attempt to verify Rhythms of the form and this is what I got.
Gestures were the nail in my coffin the last time I tried a Proko course (figure drawing) years ago. I burned through 300+ pages of newsprint with of 10s/30s/2m figure gestures drawing....and nothing felt like it stuck. I just couldn't connect gesture to structure and, since I don't like moving on if I can't at least understand why I'm doing something, my enthusiasm dried up and stopped following the course. I was looking SO forward to the rematch. Sadly, this dropped on what could have been the worst work week I have had in over a year, so my efforts were subpar. Given I only got about 20 minutes to draw at the end of some VERY long days. So details and proportions were sacrificed so that I could focus on trying to creating interesting shapes. Keep that in mind when you pull out the pencil to measure :)
Well that was exhausting. Here my 3 attempts (I actually made 4 but tore my thinner 11x14 sketch paper with some VIGORUOS erasing): - Pass 1 in my 9x12 sketchbook - Pass 2 on 11x14 Sketch paper - Pass 3 on 14 x17 Drawing paper I picked up from Michael's over the weekend. I don't think I spent less than 2 hours on any of these, so I don't want to see another musketeer for a while please.
Surprised Tony DiTerlizzi hasn't made his way into this thread yet. Aw well...FIRST! Tony might be better know for his work on the Spiderwick Chronicles, but I loved his work from back in the 1990's with his D&D illustrations, especially his work on the Planescape setting. He has a certain design ascetic that creates these very children's story book quality to them that really brought the idea of multiple planes of existence from a concept to a uncanny reality. I did my study on one of his preliminary inking (before final watercolor I believe) of a Modron, a curious geometric race from a plane of absolute order. Line wise Tony has a knack for making even inorganic lines have some life to them and the joining of organic and inorganic with this creatures is really emphasized. I included some of his other works to show that he doesn't just make boxes :)
Level 1 submission. Not clear if the Shadow and Light method was suppose to have wider dark shape like lines (similar to the inked comic images you were showing in the video) or just heavier lines. Kind of slip the difference (which as in most things in life, is likely wrong :) )
While I might have l been lazy in posting, I wasn't in drawing :) I actually been working through Jake Spicer's "You will be able to draw faces by the end of this book" while I was waiting for the next assignment. Still going to try and get through it along side the other lessons. That plus the line practices. So here is day 52 - 55....