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added comment inDemo - Learning to Sketch from Observation
It seems like in the past 2 level 1 projects I was mostly in kind of measuring mode rather than sketching mode which explains: 1) why it took me so much time per sketch (between 30 min to an hour) 2) why I was constantly not happy with my lines. It was not that bad - I enjoyed every minute of it but still - it was a long time. Thank you @Stan Prokopenko - this demo helped me to understand my mindset and how to try to improve it.
On interesting, will try using color when digitally sketching too.
My same thought exactly! I am hoping it will help to put myself into sketching mode rather than drawing mode.
added comment inSearching Lines
I just want to say thank you Stan - I was kind of fixed in my head to have as clean lines as possible (but still drawing things loosely) and I was wondering if I am missing something. I think I found the answer in this video to utilize more "searching lines" because at the end at the current stage of the course, I should be sketching and learning to do it fairly quickly, not focusing on making my sketch look like the finished work.
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Wooo! Finished within deadline! My las drawing I did was a hand and it actually made me thinking: Do my drawings look as if I tried too hard almost copying original images? I tried to focus only on loose movement of my full hand and to use tapered lines but I feel like probably focus too much on details.....simplifying ain't easy I suppose xD
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Hi all! I am going through this course using a tablet and CSP (this is my medium of choice for drawing). I have a problem with tempered strokes, and more precisely, to make my lines have a soft beginning, a thicker middle and a soft end again. I'm wondering if I'm the only one having a problem with mapping this on a tablet or is this something normal and I should rather focus on loose sketching? It bothers me a bit.
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I watched critique video and I decided to paint a different pair of boots this time - one that has a lot of lines, and the difference is I did whole work using shoulder and elbow to draw, almost no wrist - to force me to pick lines. I must say - it is so hard to draw against ones instincts to zoom in and draw using wrist xD
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Missing day 4 - I decided to have fun a bit only with overall shape that if you use imagination to fill gaps. It was to practice loose hand in loose lines :) day 6 is silhouette of a tree, the leaves was just a 10sec filler using brush so it does not look boring and kind of depressing I suppose
Day 3 - really fast one (based on my pace which is not great)
I am late so here is my first one - next will be just lines. I think even though I painted it with watercolour brash using lines only, probably I went too far
Here are my attempts for a critique: Snail and boots. I used textured construction pencil that I really like so in places this may look like chicken scratch but I was trying to use as long CSI as possible for me at the moment. I did snail first and boots 2nd and I had to fight with myself to not to come back and fix something because I wanted to keep it real :)
Here is my pear attempt - I hope you like it :)
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