I wanted to add some fancy apparel without being too strict with placement. I think a mouse's head is already cute enough and a hat would overdo it. Clearly, the solution is to but it on its butt instead.
Day 1: I've been working on dynamic poses, and adding details (2B) overtop quick figure drawings (blue) to learn to keep dynamic poses from getting stiff when adding anatomy and clothes. I'll try to transition to real life objects some of future posts to keep more in-theme with the assignment
Of course I procrastinated until the last day but I wanted a chance to be included in the critique video. Fingers crossed! Portrait attempt after watching the demo, which was awesome, thank you Stan! I feel like I already learned so much but there’s so much more to learn. I struggled with laying down clean values among other things.
Here is my 5th or 6th attempt at the simplified portrait. Lost count lol. This was a very difficult task. It’s amazing how easy it is to mess up proportions and the general feel of a portrait using straight lines, sharp edges, and 5 values.
Hey guys. Here is my attempt at simplifying the pears in reference images 1-3. Critiques welcome. I’m having a hard time simply identifying shadow from dark halftone and committing to the shapes. I feel like every time I look at the pear I see a new shape that falls in between values.
I went with a pear that was more to my liking, but damn, I could have chosen a simpler one. ^^' I must say I was totally understimating this exercise. For me, who has plenty of bad drawing habits, it's much more difficult than what was asked in the anatomy course. XD No, seriously, it's terrifying how unable I am to clearly mark and define the 5 values without anything blending at some point. I was so busy making their border clear (and also forcing myself to use straight lines for round things) that I just lost sight of my construction lines, and messed up proportions a lot. Now that I put the drawing and the reference together, it looks even more off. The only part I like is the top of the pear, which is surprisingly accurate, and has decent clarity of volumes and tones.
Level 2 attempts. I’m having a bit of trouble removing detail. The first attempt looked more like a mosaic of many many value areas before I started shading. Any advice on figuring out what is unnecessary in a simplification assignment and how to work more with values and less with shapes? Note: A bit of distortion in the images because iPad heavy and noodle arm wobbly.
I’m mostly on the intermediate side of this course, but I have knowledge gaps in a lot of areas. Simplification is definitely one of them, so I’ll be trying out both level 1 and 2. These are three attempts at level 1. Level 2 to follow.
Oh boy, first assignment time! I'm just a beginner but so far I feel like my pace is closer to the intermediate, I'm like level 1.5! Well, what to do? I guess I'll just draw a beautiful peartrait ;)) Shading was done with 2B and F (Which stands for F-You-Proko-F-Is-A-Good-Pencil (peardon my french)).
So I was doing that excersise where you try to shade in a box and this happened. Is there anything specific I should do to avoid it? Should I start from the top down when shading or is it just that I should try to stop having my hand drag so much? I haven't done a whole lot of shading since I started drawing a year ago so i'm pretty new at this