Two other rhythm studies. First in pencil. Then I tried to apply these concepts in digital. After which I tried a shading technique using the lasso tool and a textured brush. Very fun technique which allows you to think about the shape of each shadow
2023/10/8. Good afternoon everybody. Here's my latest illustration. I need your help because i get the feeling there's something somewhere doesn't work properly when I try to set a background but I can't say what it is. Sorry. Your opinions would help me a lot. Thanks and have a good Sunday.
I asked proko this but not sure if he will answer. When he says a thin piece of the side plane can be seen from the front, does that mean the side plane isn't totally flat, but curves a bit toward the front? Or does that mean when seen from the top, it is tilted kinda like the first image? In that case, in a profile view, wouldn't the side plane be slightly to the front of the head instead of right in the middle? Or am I misunderstanding something?
Appart from the dynamic shapes studies of seals in the drawing basics course, I continued practicing on poses and portraits shapes. I tried to implement @Steve Lenze and @Martha Muniz 's advices , focusing more on accentuating movements, expressions, less on proportions and details. I tried to find interesting shapes while trying to give the impression of volume. I had a hard time sometimes, especially with the right hand of the man in the centre of the second page (which I had to modify as I never managed to draw the original postion)
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?
Hi, I did a few observation sketches at first, then I did some more but I tried to exaggerated certain part of the seal... It worked well for some and not very well for some others, but it was fun! Afterwards, I drew some from imagination and tried to had some personality and some clothing element. I know it wasn't in the assignment, but I had a few laughs doing it (it was worth it). Thanks!
From left to right, are my three attempts. I struggled too much, since I get used to rely on eyeballing to measure something( It isn't precise. I use Ctrl+T to adjust my drawings in Photoshop ). Also I am troubled by "tunnel vision". So I tried to measure in the same way as Stan taught in the lesson, using pencil to measure. BTW, I spent lots of time on each one, 3-4 hours average or more, I believe. Maybe it was perfectionism, which made me feel bad while drawing. Critiques appreciate.
A few more shapes studies from portraits and figures. I tried to simplify the shapes, sometimes to deform them more or less. Actually I most of the time go with the idea of deforming them much more but I often let myself be trapped by the temptation to simply copy the model...
In the continuity of the exercise on animal portraits in the drawing basics course I wanted to apply this principle of research of simplified shapes on studies of a few model poses. It seems to me that it's a good way to take a little distance from the model and to take a step towards imaginative drawings... Anyway, I hope