New: left, Old: right Felt completely lost on the small details, but happy with the progression of the shadows and lights and the big forms. Stan, working out the contrasts all around the image is tough! Hope it becomes more intuitive with more practice. Here they are!
Still working my way through these slowly, if anyone is hanging about giving feedback. Here is my attempt after watching the demo (and my first shot before the demo - on the right). I think the lineweight on the back part of the body might be a little light, and I maybe could have pushed the weight of the legs a little more, but I’m happy with the focus on the head. Any notes on the internal lines as well would be super welcome. Feeling mostly lost with those. Thanks!
Took me forever, but still wanted to post my genuine first attempt before watching the demo and trying again, then on to the critique! If anyone has feedback at this stage, feel free. I think I under-did it with the lineweight on both the hierarchy and light/shadow versions. But these are my first attempts EVER at anything with lineweight, so I’m excited to give it another go and to keep learning! Thanks for any help!
Would really appreciate some feedback on these. 3 things I’m really struggling with: 1. Skating feels jagged. How do I avoid having harsh corners? 2. My light and medium lines look really similar. 3. The trace the ruler lines are really thick and dark, not crisp like others I have seen. I’m losing a lot of definition, and then can’t tell how accurate I’m being. I know practice will help with all of this, but any feedback that can help me correct some of these things while I practice would be amazing. All of these were done with a 2B pencil. Thanks!
Thanks so much for this critique, Stan! I got my sketches in a day late for the critique, but so many of the notes you had for other people’s work directly applied to my sketches, and my mindset. Can’t wait to be more loose, and do more sketches. Not sure if you read all these comments, but in case you do man, thank you again for everything you’re doing. I felt so lost without this course, and I’m so relieved and renewed in my art journey. Appreciate you!
This demo is helping so much, thanks Stan! Have only got through the penguin so far, but have re-tried it and I’m so much happier with it! Will come back and do the other two, but for now, I wanted to celebrate a little win. Here is my first attempt, before the demo, compared to my second attempt. Head proportion is still way off, but I know you said it’s more about the lines now anyway. Any other feedback is super welcome. I think I’m learning how to sketch!
I’ve fallen behind but am posting anyway to keep myself accountable. Really struggled with this one, more than any other assignment so far. The boots and snail felt fine because the lines felt focused. I’m feeling really anxious at this searching method. Any one have any advice? I changed the way I held the pencil for the final one (VR girl) to overhand grip, and that helped a bit. But any critique in the meantime is super welcome. Thanks.
Tried a snail again after watching the critique. Still finding myself rushing a lot. Will keep trying, and focus on slowing down. Any tips on how to have a slower work flow to take more care with lines are super welcome. I went in wanting to spend 20 minutes on it and raced through in 5!
Very first attempt on this one. Going to try it a few more times like I did with the pear. Posting so I can document my progress. Will reply with my other attempts. Any feedback as I go is super welcome! I think I’ve simplified too much this time, and I didn’t have a clear enough intention with each of the lines. Will work on that for now.
First try at mushrooms. Definitely going to revisit this one again and again till it feels right. I feel myself rushing before I’ve decided where I want to put the ellipse down, AND I’m adding too much lineweight across the whole ellipse, but I’ll keep working on it.
Gave this another go after watching the critiques. Went back to the original pear photo. I think I’m starting to get a sense of the plane changes, but any more critique from anyone is super welcome. Thanks for the in-depth video Stan!
Very happy for a critique on this one. Have never tried something like this before. I’m a total beginner and this was rough, but I really want to improve. Thanks for the assignment, and all you do! Will definitely attempt this again after some feedback, and watching your process video, whenever it goes up.