I love this project! Especially when studying Heinrich Kley I was amazed how seemingly „messy“ the lines are, but still look so great and lively when seen in the whole picture. What he does is far from what I learned about hatching (mostly from the book by Alphonso Dunn). Sorry, I lack the words to express what I mean, I hope you get it anyway.
This was fun! I included a picture of my "warm-up table" in case anyone is interested. I have a roll of paper (probably used for a plotter once .. Idk), the paper roll rests on the floor, paper comes up between table and wall, covers the table and is attached at the front with two of those things you can use to fix tablecloths to tables on a windy day. This fixes two problems for me: lots of space while not spoiling "good" paper for warm-ups and keeping the tabletop clean. Also it forces me to practise different angles since I cannot rotate the paper.
Got a wooden puzzle for my birthday and just wanted to do the outline to practice CS(I) … then I I got abit carried away by all the ornamental stuff. I could just keep going and still find new lines to draw. I don’t like the belly though, looks somewhat like a hole
My first attempt to post this appeared double, when I deleted one, the other disappeared, too. Level one and two, done one a day (so this counts for 4 days in the challenge I think). I started with the snail, then boots and skull and I did the camel last. I still struggle with simplification (not with the snail), and it feels really weird to leave out values and shadows.
attempt on portrait. It definitely got a lot easier after watching the pear walkthrough (I haven’t watched the portrait yet, I wanted to give it a go on my own). I think it still is a little too messy, especially around the eye
Continuing practice after level 1, level 2, and the explanation video. The lighter areas are currently more problematic for me. Though I am seeing how only a few values planned out can be the main focus of an image instead of trying to over render the drawing. Any feedback is welcome.
Woohooo! My daughter (15yo) decided to take this course together with me! So here are our drawings and references for this assignment. Hers is the pear, the tangerine is mine. We both would have preferred to have 3 values in the dark and two in the light, but we tried to stick to the requirements. The hardest part for me was to stay away from the details …
Yay, 1st assignment! I've been using pencils (HB and 6B), since I've been drawing lines and lines an lines in a workbook I purchased some time ago, I thought I'll maybe skip those and started with the ominous pear instead :) Erasing doesn't work, I didn't get the highlights as intended. I've been using a kneaded eraser and an electric one (feels like drilling :) ) - any tips for the highlights?
Hi all, I'm really excited about this. I hope I'm not the only "oldie" here. I'm 50yo, working as a nurse, have been drawing a lot in my teens and then stopped completely. I started again about 6 years ago but never had any training like this. However intuition only takes you so far, so I have been looking for a way to learn basic skills for some time. And here it is! I really hope I can keep up with the lessons as they come along ...
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