This exercise was very challenging and fun. The drawings attached were done in a couple of sessions using A4 paper and a 2B pencil. My goals were to try and use the overhand grip as much as possible, to get reasonable proportions and to find connections. Some of the drawings were quicker than others, but in general i tried to get the main lines in under 5 minutes. The good: - Proportions are not too bad, only in the 2nd attempt of pose #10 i measured in more detail because the first attempt i went over the paper. - I tried to find connections and flow between body parts in some cases, i left in lines connecting them to show my thinking process. The bad: - I'm not happy with the line quality, obviously need to work on that. - The gesture could be more exaggerated, for example pose #7, attempt #4 i could have him leaning back more, and the right leg should be bent more (i had the most trouble with this pose).
I have continued with the assignment using some other animal heads. I like the direction I am going but still need to keep on this assignment. I am enjoying it more now that I am beginning to see the simple shapes and not just the outline of the head before I draw.
Here is my assignment- I did do a few others and like some of the other comments on here I found it hard, although I can see with practice it will speed up my decision making and stop me from continually redrawing. I look forward to that day!
Hello everyone! I just wanted to share a quick thought I had on finding new shapes. This worked especially well whenever I felt stuck or uninspired. All I did was find small nooks in my sketchbook (spaces that resulted between drawings) and I tried to fill those with a design. Most of the time, these empty nooks had such a random shape that the results ended up being quite interesting (like in the example below with a horizontally stretched triangle for a monkey head). I know this idea is nothing revolutionary, but for me, it’s a good one to keep in the back of the mind when doing these exercises. Also, thanks for the demos! These really help a lot!