Musketeer 1 and 2 tries. Reminds me of painting a room, lots of prep work before finally getting to paint the walls. I have to continue to learn a different mind set to get the lay-in correctly and to do this prep work as second nature. Practice, practice, practice....
First perspective of Musketeer. Spent over an hour on proportions. I plan to do another after learning from others. Although challenging and consumes conscious effort, I am really happy to learn techniques for perspective. Focusing on lines I also find very beneficial in laying out the foundation of the drawing.
Hi class, I really enjoyed the simple shapes form exercise. Drew many, still trying to improve my line quality. Here is simple animal head shapes and the Aaron Blaise simple body design.
Post Demo Shapes- I really enjoy Stan's demo after trying it myself. This is my post demo, I like it more than my first tries. I also did a thumbnail in this attempt and felt more comfortable in seeing the shapes.
Hello everyone! This is my first attempt of the pear. In this assignment I specifically used 4 different pencils for different values to avoid pressing too hard on the paper, which I tend to do without noticing. When I finished the pear, I didn't know what to do with the shadow on the surface, so I left it blank. In retrospective, I should have made my dark shadow on the pear a bit lighter so I would have some room for the darkest shadow on the surface like so many of you did. That's definitely something I will try to do next time. I also found that my woodless graphite pencils is a bit darker than my wooden ones. I don't know if it's normal because they're very cheap. But this assignment does make me more familiar with the tools I have so I can make the best use of them.
A couple square versions of shape animals. I had a tiger too, but had way to many shapes...those stripes! I like the owl more than my alien version of a cow. I need to tweek the owl to give the quisitive look at has in the photo.
This project has been so much harder for me. My whole life I've only ever seen contour when trying to draw so it's left me unable to invent for my self very effectively. I've been redoing this project everyday since it came out and I finally feel like I'm starting to grasp the concept.
My circular shapes for soft and cute, next I plan to work on square or triangle. The bear head needs to be larger- it has macho arms. and bunnies head adjusted to more oval than circle, lacks personality.
My third page/day doing this. I think I prefer doing this exercise with a 4B or 6B since I can get darker lines without pressing too hard. With the HB I need to press down more which makes me tense up too much. I don't know if it's "against the rules" of the exercise, but I found drawing a vertical center line good for finding where the apex of my curve should be. It helped turn those lopsided ellipses into more symmetrical ones. Also, does anyone else find it easier to draw ellipses with the overhand way of holding the pencil rather than the traditional way?
I simplified some different types of monkeys from basic shapes. When I put the photo next to each other with the drawing, I saw some errors in proportions and I saw that I didn't always draw heads that are tilted that way. Putting them side by side is therefore already a good reference to see errors. The pictures I used are pictures I made at the zoo.
I enjoyed this exercise. It was more challenging than I initially anticipated on; to dial it down to 10 shapes, and I need to practice line quality. Looking forward to do more, thank you-
Hi Class! Master line project. I learned from DS Delux from Hungary. I love his animal drawings. The darker lines draw my attention first to the turtles head and front fins, and leads my eyes down the turtles back. I like how the searching lines are left within the sketch, but are softer and not attract too much attention. The searching lines also helped in my own sketch of the master turtle.