Been waiting for this lesson! Figure drawing is my primary interest. I've made good progress using Michael Hampton's gesture approach, but hoping this will help me start to flesh out my drawings beyond wireframes. I feel like some of my figures are "OK" but I'm struggling a bit so input is very welcome.
Hello, @Mike Mattesi , I've been a huge fan of your first book for a long time, and I'm very glad to see your contribution to this course. There's one idea I've struggled with a bit, in regards to the "straight-to-curve" concept (or the related "CSI" line formations): It seems often a "straight" can actually be a slight curve, or perhaps a few small curves might be treated together as a larger straight. Am I being too literal or is it possible to view a particular line differently depending on context or what we're comparing it against?
This project was very fun! I wanted to draw a Frazetta-ish inspired creature... In the end it looked a lot like a vampire (should have expected this result since it's based on a Vampire Bat). For the next projects, I will do more studies before getting to the design process and do more exploration on this part of the project has well. I think the lower part of the body isn't has interesting or believable has the top part. Any comments or critique? I would love to know!
Some angles I really struggled with. For the finale piece I was closer to one reference image regarding the pose than I initially wanted to, but those legs a just too difficult to understand from a couple of photos. So some copying was necessary for me. Also some unintended Pokemon influence in there. Thanks to @Liandro I could loosen up in some of the initial sketches, but not throughout the whole assignment. Will hopefully get there with enough practice.