Does this count for lvl 2? I'll upload some more as the week goes on. I'm slowly warming up to this exercise. But I have to say, making stuff scale is so hard without reference. I'm aware that some of the chairs don't follow consistency as the ones closer to the viewer should always be bigger but by the time I'd notice I decided to just leave them be as I don't know how to properly scale them anyway. Heck the bust was one of the last things I included and that thing's way too big. By the time I drew it I was already aware that my objects weren't consistent in their size. The weird round thing is a poof and the robot man is inspired by Steven Zapata's Box Men exercise in his Beginner exercises course (check it out). This is inspired by my art classroom. Coming up with stuff to fill the room is taxing, not to mention with remembering how stuff that's there in the first place even looks. I refuse to use a ruler to help, am I being stupid? I know it's a tool and it's meant to be used but since I'm still learning it's better for my growth to try and ghost or do stuff by eye right? I can make it easy for myself and use these tools once I'm better is how I see it but do tell me if I'm being silly.
Dad wanted an awkward sink. So now he can do the dishes on the floor. I knew it was coming but man did this remind me. I, for some reason, really dislike doing rooms in perspective. I'm aware that this is basically just shapes inside of shapes but I just don't like doing it, my patience evaporates. I do enjoy powering through an exercise I don't like however so there's that. 4B on copy paper. I'll be posting more of these but likely on the level 2 section. If I'm understanding that exercise right it's "just" this with more complex shapes right?
I feel like I misunderstood the assignment =( In all seriousness, this was my half assed attempt at doing this perspective exercise. I'm quite proud that I managed to get this far as this was one of the first exercises I faced after starting out. I haven't figured it out yet but I've figured quite a bit already and I feel like I'll have it down within the week. I'll post some actual one point perspective tomorrow!
Thank you for the feedback Stan. I really want to get this right as this is pretty important so I got straight to work. Wanted to do more but it's way late and I'm not focusing. Again started off strong but I feel like I lost the point of the exercise mid way through. The 5th made me lose patience, I did that one a good 5 times. It's just such a straight pose. Anyway I'm open to feedback, I'll be doing more. If anyone knows where I can get more models please send me a link. This is all taken from https://www.posemaniacs.com/muscles.
Here's the first 12 pictures. Since we all have the same files I've decided not to add the live models as that would clutter my post. 5 minutes, with Stan's grip and a 4B pencil. I feel like I became super stiff but at the same time, after cropping the pictures, these don't look so bad as they did in my head. Got super upset at no. 10, nailed that upper body only to fumble the legs =( Anyway, I'll post the second part tomorrow as well as maybe redoing these but with Mike's approach. Anyway I'm dead tired 'night.
Been studying anatomy this month, specifically how to draw the head. I'm pretty familiar with how the mouth works from a skeletal point but when it comes to lips I have a feeling that I'm not quite getting it. Here's my practice for today. I'm more inclined towards comic art and I'm not confident when it comes to shading which is why you won't see much of it. Any feedback is welcome. Used these as models: https://www.pinterest.ch/pin/485262928615928736/
Thank you Mike for the video. I decided to use some of these concepts last Friday in my figure drawing course but I'm not nailing the same dynamism you bring to the canvas. I'll post these 5 minute sketches, can anyone tell me what I'm missing? Was still warming up in the left one so I ended up not darkening some lines, my bad. Hope it reads well in zoom.
The Death Star is pretty interesting. It's a base so a "friendly" place to the empire's troops, while at the same time looking grey and lifeless. It's clearly a military contraption being effective in design and having no unnecessary artistic flair. It's also indestructible unless you hit a very specific spot, so it's about as stable a construction as it can be. The circular shape fits very well in this case. When it fires its laser. The beams converge into a point creating multiple triangles or, when looking at the general shape, a neon green tip that protrudes from the grey circular shape. Since it destroys planets, it's as aggressive as it can be. Funny how simple old Star Wars is in its designs.
Just came back from a vacation. Happy to see some of my stuff was featured. I've a bit of a hard time putting the folds and tension points on paper to be honest, it's really not obvious to me what I'm looking for and what I'm trying to draw. And yeah I agree the imagination seals were meant to look like numbers so I did exaggerate them a bit more than I should've.
I've gone back to your figure drawing course and have been doing 100 30 seconds beans as a part of my daily training and the folds and pinches are just something I struggle a lot with. Granted, I am on a timer when doing figure, but even in my lvl 2 drawings I feel like it just never crosses my mind to include these.
Here's my submission. I haven't been very motivated lately and this is far from the best that I can do but I'm just not feeling it. Maybe I'll do some more during the week. Charcoal portrait from two months ago and the digital portrait's from a year ago.