These are all my first attempts at all three assignments without following along with the demos. I was basically trying different creative methods to best simply and exaggerate certain measurements and break out of old habits to best nail the figure of the spine.
Overall I enjoyed this assignment and course. The attempt was a SAD, SCI-FI, DESPAIR character. The attempt was to make a CYBER GOTH looking woman-though I think it's more fantasy than sci-fi. I am certainly not gonna become a master after this course but I do feel confident enough to begin working on a portfolio for concept art. What I realized throughout the course is that I spend too much time rendering early into the artwork. When really the focus is really ideation, making as many designs with little time. Which is why I believe the ALLA PRIMA method is best used for ideation with tons of references. I still need to practice 'drawing quickly without worrying about detail and render later' psychology but I feel trained enough to know how to improve on my own thanks to this course.
At first i thought the assignment was to study ten images then using the information from the studies create your own 10 drawings with interesting space harmony. I only came back days later to realize that wasn't the assignment at all lol But I do have a bunch of sketches I can use for later so it's all good XD
Yeah I'm back here watch this for a second time cuz I've come to realize during the assignment I rely on my sketch underdrawing a little too much to paint portraits. I can't do the speed painting technique just yet I usually draw everything first. But I don't just wanna quit and move on without trying to learn this method.
Here are notes I took of the entire lesson. The lessons are becoming more complex so I encourage you to take notes as well, don't just read my notes. Writing down what you find yourself will help you reinforce the ideas yourself. Here's the most important info before you start: The main purpose of the assignment is to learn brushwork, carving, and layering paint by studying masters. Extra things you will practice/learn: 1. Painting skin tones (wooooooo) 2. Practicing lay-ins 3. Squinting to find SIMPLE geometrical shapes 4. Utilizing blurred edges and sharp edges 5. Speed painting 6. How to study from masters you enjoy I see people in the unofficial discord confused with the purpose of this lesson. Keep the main purpose in the back of your head as you go forward with the lesson.