So i had a question. Recently I have been only having a lot of time for just the practice content. For someone who wants to get better at drawing, is just practicing the lessons for my only time in my schedule for practice going to help? Or should i alternate days where i draw something i see or something I like?
Master studies from Sorie Kim, Marco Mazzoni, Eliza Ivanova and David Colman. Was an interesting challenge to focus on the line aspect when looking for artists. I feel like what I am attracted to almost contradicts each other. For example, I love the bold line quality from Sorie Kim but I adore the loose, gestural quality from Marco and Eliza. So I guess the challenge lies in marrying the two? Was very excited when doing the studies and I could see why the artists used what line where.
First Rhino is light and shadow priority and second being hierarchy of importance. With the flowers, I focused more on the lighting and with the Hares, I tried to make the center hare look most important. Aside from the obvious shadow lines, I struggle with knowing where else to place a thicker line weight. Normally, my images can get extremely busy fast. On the other hand, I am not sure I use enough shadow lines? My brain is still learning how to "see".
Thank you for this video and the very clear explanations. I think I understand all the individual rules for line weights, but I struggle when I try to combine different sets of rules when drawing. For example: a cube sitting on the ground. Everything thick for the outlines: okay - but then it fights an ambient occlusion approach, that would tell me to make a thin or no line at all at the edge "touching" the ground. I tried to reverse engineer the rules of how other artists solve this, but I never got any universal solution out of it. Any ideas?
Whether its pretty picture, or practices lines, my sketchbook will take all marks! :) This is oddly nostalgic, as I did some DrawABox Lesson and there is some cross over exercise (only more fineliner). But that was a LOOOONNNNGGG time ago and I tossed most of my practice sheets. Pity.
Hey guys, I tried my hand at the level 2 assignment. My daughter wanted to get a dumbo - octopus to color it, so I settled on it. I attached a clean lineart out of habbit, but the assignment probably asked more for something in the lines of the page with the 2 designs. Hope you like it.
First time trying lvl 2 but this exercise is exactly what I wish to learn! Love the invitation to simplify and search. Excited to learn how to get the images in my head onto the paper! This feels like an excellent first step. Ready for more!
The CSI method forced me to think about where and how I'm placing my lines. I'm really proud of the process, yet the outcome not so much. I felt so much clarity in this method, it was really fun. Even with the CSI method, it feels messy or untamed, it could just be a lack of dexterity/line quality. All critiques welcome. Did 4 thumbnails before this.
Level 1 assignment. The boots were very very hard. I had to do a lot of measuring and draw many construction lines. I have no idea how to simplify the laces and at this point, after spending several hours on this sketch, I just don't have it in me to try and draw them in all their detail. I am happy with how the boots came out though.
Would love some feed back on these practice assignments. The first snail was all out of proportion so I tried again. Noticed in the reference how they were not only a beautiful example of the CSI line options but there were clear sharp and fuzzy areas. I tried to show that in my drawing but not sure how that translated. Really appreciate the simple break downs you offer. When I would start to panic on the shoelace bit, I would pause and just look for the CSI.