Conceptually overall I think it's fine and brushwork looks alright to me depending on what "look" you are going for. Hard to say as it's unfinished, but everything from the person forward needs more detail (to bring it up to par with the front wolf) The head (if you planned to leave the color as is) gets lost in the sky. I would move the rear wolf slightly to where it is slightly behind the right leg of the human just to show a little more depth. The gray trees could be blurred/fading a bit as they are far in the distance. Pulling some color from the clothing into other elements (blues in the grass, reds in the fur or rocks maybe) could bring things together a little. I think if back wolf were adjusted a bit, and maybe front wolf were pushed closer to the camera a bit you'd have a more defined "triangle" of focus points. I think you're on the right track and it will make a nice piece.
I found this sculpture in my house, it is really complicated to draw but I wanted to try, my brain was boiling with tension while I was drawing:)) There are problems with proportions and something wrong with forehead
This is mr Asaro Mcthreedeeprint everybody! He's a friend of Marco Bucci who got a great course here on proko for anybody who wants to learn to simplyfy the human head! He turned out a bit wonky, but hey! I started the 14 days challenge! Not every day will be a masterpiece i guess, but i will try to keep up!
This was a very fun assignment-- things are starting to really feel like they are all coming together. I think I need to work on proportion and, consequentially, likeness. I felt as though the most useful idea to keep in mind while working through these was brush economy, and while I certainly got lost in the weeds at times, the moments when I remembered to make that brush big and place one well thought out stroke lead to the most satisfying results. I'm open to any feedback on these pieces, as well as any discussion on the assignment to further all of our mutual understanding. <3
I tried to draw an apple. There are two things I struggled mainly with: 1. I could not find the core shadow. How should I tackle that? Leave it out? Change my lighting? 2. I do not understand what way to move my pencil. It creates very different textures. But I am not sure how to make it look good? Do I hatch/crosshatch? All the feedback is welcome. I love seeing all your assignments. Keep up the good work!
I never knew something as simple as drawing the shape and define shadow can be this hard. I understand the assignment; however, my result I find not satisfying. The first attempt I define the light and the dark. It seems as though I am all over the place with the shadowing. I am not going to lie, it was hard for my brain to articulate not smoothing the lines. I think my line are too sharpe. The Second attempt, I have completely fail the assignment. I can say I got carried away. Although I like it better, we are not suppose to smooth it. I also the proportion of the top of the pear is too skinny it needs to be a little wider. These are the critique I have for myself for my pear. I will attempt the man later.
The pear. Goal was to train drawing the shape using straight lines, find the edges and make the values clear. Drawing the shape with straight lines was a small (but delightful) discovery for me, as I realised that I have a tendency to curve every single line I draw. Using straight lines, I found the shape faster, it felt easier to find, and it actually looked better than the pear shapes I drew before this one, using a variety of curves. I also feel like my hand is more confident drawing when finding the shape with straight lines. When I get to the portrait, I'm going to use this and am really excited to get to it. What do you think about the darkest value I've used here? Did I find the right spots for it, should there be more of it? I think I need to train my eye to better find the edges in my reference. What a great excercise, I'm learning a lot (!) and it's fun, even though I share the frustration I see in some comments here. Part of the process, I suppose, and part of the fun :D.
I screwed up. I screwed up BAD. It was supposed to be simple, supposed to be five values and sharp edges. I thought, hey, I do painting, I can thumbnail whole scenes with just four! As you can tell, I am full of hubris. My brain just wouldn't be satisfied and confident in my decisions, because I wanted to capture a likeness. Pears don't have likenesses. Pears are pears. So, my brain essentially pushed me, by my need to make sure that the shapes were accurate rather than my shapes being able to fit atop a sensible structure, to make it into a finished painting with a decent enough likeness, and THEN, to even QUALIFY as DOING THE ASSIGNMENT, I added a new layer, and painted my new, better shapes on top of THAT. Ya know, like a normal person. And I only used four values. and some of the shapes STILL came out self-important and noodly. I have attached the "painting" version and the "shape" version i did afterwards. Burn me to a crisp.
I’d be curious to know which project levels I should try to stick to based on these drawings :). I am always flipping back and forth between thinking I’m using specific skills to cover for weaknesses in my fundamentals and thinking I don’t push myself to apply the fundamentals in new ways. I’m Mostly fine with how the portrait turned out but the pear is not my best by far. Both of them I got a little carried away with and just starting shading with more values than I was supposed to which is unfortunate but I definitely benefitted from making myself start with just a few before I got carried away. I often lose track of where my hand is resting when using the tripod grip, hence the smudged paper, which I’m slowly working on.