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Juice
I had to google what a roly poly is🙃
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@lieseldraws
Same here. I thought it was some sort of snack lol
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Joseph Cicero
Here are my attempts for level 1 and (maybe) level 2. This was super fun.
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@lieseldraws
These look great. I espeicallY love what I think might be a gazelle on the ground. Also, I never thought to draw a shell. I can see how it'd be a great practice for contours.
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Mike See
Level 2: (I could spend forever tweaking , it’s a great exercise)
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@lieseldraws
That octopus looks really three dimensional. Great job!
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Patrick Hynes
I started on another creature from reference, but didn't have time to finish. So, I'm posting what I have now. Will work on it some more over the weekend.
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@lieseldraws
Wow, honestly these look great!! Superb job. I have a question for you: How did you solve the lobster's perspective? I think I see some light construction lines underneath. Did you start out drawing boxes or thinking in terms of them to get the perspective right? It's just that with organic shapes I find it harder to apply perspective with boxes.
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@lieseldraws
An attempt at Level 2 (sort of). I know we’re supposed to draw sea creatures…but when I saw this giant elephant head at a Thai place with all those cross contours. I just had to give it a try. Have some questions though. 1) Perspective. Using boxes helped, but is there any other way to get it right in organic things other than construction? 2) What shapes to use? I experimented quite a bit with different shapes. One version was drawing a circle and cutting into it & adding other shapes. It was okay, but with this method, I kept getting the perspective wrong. So I used a box like you’d with a human head, which helped with perspective. But this was slower and seemed to make the drawing kind of stiff… How would you guys approach simplifying the elephant head? Would you approach it as a box? 3) Cross contours. My gosh, I didn’t realize there were so many plane changes on the face, especially around the eyes. This complicated things when drawing cross contours. In the end, I couldn’t capture everything. 
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@mcminnjesse
Whole buncha blobs and ginger roots and animals and stuff. This was really fun and also really challenging. It's amazing how tiny changes to the cross contour lines can either supercharge a picture's 3Dness or completely break the illusion. There were times where I could actually *feel* the cross contour line being influenced by the form beneath it, which is a bizarre experience. There were other times that I felt completely out control and was just guessing where the line was supposed to go. This makes me feel like I still have a long, long way to go when it comes to understanding 3D forms.
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@lieseldraws
That's exactly how I felt too when I was doing this project!
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@maldestro
In these dayss i don't have enough time to pratice, but if i can i will add some other animal before the deadline.
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@lieseldraws
These are so cool!! The linework looks great and I'm really digging the red too. Which digital programs did you use here /prefer to use for drawing?
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Ricen
My ginger roots Here is a link to my random blobs post: https://www.proko.com/s/tAKF
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@lieseldraws
These look quite 3D! And it looks like you got them in pretty much one-go. Awesome :) I've had to keep erasing in the process.
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@lieseldraws
Posting some Level 1 & Level 1.5 This project is proving more challenging than I thought! Most of the time, I was unsure of the curviness and twistedness? of the ellipses (like in the foreshortened bulbs of the ginger or the dolphin’s head & neck) Even when they looked correct, I was going by ‘feeling’ rather than certain rules-- unlike when drawing boxes (It honestly felt close to shooting in the dark 😅). Wondering if this is normal. All in all, I think I lack a solid understanding of how cross contours should look from different angles. Any suggestions on how to address this? Do you think learning ellipses in perspective & practicing would help most? Critiques are also welcome :) P.S. My dolphins kinda look like birds...is it just me? Even after redoing the mouth, they look more like they belong in the sky than ocean 🤣 I'll try to post some more practice throughout the week.
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@lieseldraws
Hello, I know your course description says it's for beginners and intermediate students, But I was wondering if it'd be manageable for someone who's currently going through Stan's Drwaing Basics. I do have some knowledge of perspective from drawing boxes and stuff (still can't rotate them freely in my mind though!). Do you recommend taking other basic portrait classes like Stan's Portrait Fundamentals before tackling yours? Let me know your thoughts. Thanks!
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