Caution: drawing seals is addictive! ;) I started off doing the sketches in pencil but then changed to procreate - easier to quickly iterate on shapes and the image quality is better for uploading. The seals were lending themselves to "C" and "S" curves but I tried to use the "I" whenever possible too. I think I managed OK at getting the shapes interesting and asymmetrical. But are they dynamic?
Thanks for this exercise. Lots of fun again and I feel I'm learning a lot. I will do more of these because it's so much fun. I deliberately chose seals that I thought were in interesting poses so I didn't feel much need to change the shapes so maybe I should find some more boring ones as well.
I really got into this exercise, I think it does suit my nature the slow painstaking process of measurements and then getting a drawing I can be pleased with :) But I have to take Stan’s advice and try do these quicker because now it’s probably a 4h job with taking photo every step of the way to overlay it over the reference and check myself. Will try next one with only one feedback mid way.
Trying another one. I chose a reference where the head is tilted even more to practice the angles. After a couple of rounds of sketch-feedback-correction I feel like I got the proportions and angles fairly correct and yet the expression of the face it all wrong and I can't quite tell where the problem is... Did I get the eyes just a tad wrong, open too wide maybe? Or should I have emphasised the lips more than the eyes since they're more in focus? Or is it just a wrong reference for a line drawing cause it relies so heavily on shadows and blurriness? Any thoughts and feedback would be very welcome, thanks!
I have a quick question. I'm following along with Proko, obviously i cant replicate it my self, so i'm pausing and executing the step , then watching him to it then executing it. Then I plan to after i'm finished with this to do a wholly originally protrait following the steps again. Is this a good way to learn the process? Its a lot of memorization.
This is my third attempt at the assignment, the first two had really wonky eyes. It was fun looking for the various relationship between the measures. Done on an A3 sheet, it's the first time i've gone so big with a drawing. Now i will try with portraits of other people
Hi everyone! I spent the whole evening to tackle this project. The mouth is the hardest part for me to draw and I still think it looks abit odd. I used mostly straight lines to practice my lines. The paper is a roughly twice as big as my a4 sized sketchbook. I kind of lost my patience after drawing the face so the clothes part looks a bit off. Any comments are welcome!
Thought I'd post all the steps of this project. I'm sorry about the quality of photos of my earlier drafts, I'm still struggling to figure out how to photograph drawings, especially bigger ones and in light pencil... any advice on that will be very welcome. And, of course, any feedback on the drawing itself :)
I was surprised how much I enjoyed drawing these. At first I thought, meh, too simple, just basically ovals. But then I took my time to get the details of the stems and to vary the line weight on the skin patterns and turns out there's a lot of beauty in a simple zucchini ;)
Self-critique: I added the shell lines and wood detail as embellishments afterward. Pros: * I like my eyestalks * It looks like a snail. * The lines are confident and intentional. * I didn't let myself rework things over and over. * The proportions are in the right ballpark. Cons: * My line quality is low and wavy * The shell lines are bad in the main segment and don't match the shell. * The proportions of the soft body were less accurate than the shell. * Everything is squished horizontally. * I tried to add too much detail between the body and the shell. It's confusing to look at. I gladly welcome critiques.
Did a second attempt with the project. Since this was my second one (and I saw some other people doing digital), I thought I'd have fun and do an ink wash for the actual shading instead of graphite. I still am going too tall with my proportions--though this one was not nearly as badly tall as my first one :)
Hi, this is my assignment. It is a fruit from my country. "Papayuela", or "little papaya" or "almost papaya". This was way more difficult than I thought. I used Staedler full graphite pencils hb, 2b, 4b and 6b. But I can't barely tell the difference. Any comments are more than welcome.