another Bernie Wrigntson study - he used lines in many different ways in this drawing 1) thick dark lines to add weight - under the hands and feet. 2) thick dark lines to separate forms - the left side of the jaw (but not the right side), and the left knee in front of the left. 3) thin lighter lines to show the light on the back, and dark lines to show the shadows on the back. 4) thicker darker lines to add more tension in the muscle action like the left deltoids and left forearm muscles. 5) overall more line weight around the head to show the focal point of the drawing.
I love the line work by Bernie Wrigntson, the way he varies between hatching that follow the form and hatching that follows the rhythm/gesture. How he uses thin lines in the light and indicate texture, and in the shadows he uses think lines/shapes in a more abstract way.
not having a printer at home, the rhinos was drawn from observationen. It took a bit of time keeping track of all the folds in the skin, it felt like drawing the shoelaces again, but got a lot of practice drawing C-curves and S-curves and straight.
nice exercise. I like how the very different characters have the same underlying figure structure, just the proportions and details are different. Also thank you for intruding me to Bernie Wrightson, his drawings are amazing. I will try to draw the swamp monster from different angles and poses tomorrow.
Inventing chimpanzee poses from imagination, and then trying to add a skeleton onto the invented figures. It was difficult to find out how the radius looks as it turns around the ulnar bone from pronation as shown in the 3D model to supination in some of my poses.
went to the zoo with the family today, and tried drawing animals from life for the first time. It was quit stressful/difficult cause the lighting was too dark and people was constantly standing in front of me so I lost the view. Also the chimpanzees was always on the move so all the drawing had to done from the memory of a short glimpse of the action. With a total lack of knowledge about the locomotion of chimpanzee, it was difficult to finish the gesture from memory. When I got home, I tried to draw the skeletons in the ape sketches. Some of the gestures was done so quitly, that I have no idea of what the pose was. all in all it was stressful being the first time drawing from life animals and first time drawing in public, but also alot of fun, and I’m happy that I finaly did it.