Hey, I'm in a similar boat where extreme diligence and countless hours practicing drawing daily is showing little to no return. I'm currently taking a step back and drawing as a habit, rather than "because I should," and trying to learn more from observation. Watching another artist draw (traditionally, digital is much less helpful) with the video on mute, or reading an art book for a few days before picking up a pencil again, can help a lot. I've seen people get better quickly despite not drawing for months at a time simply because they were digesting information and knowledge during that time. Give it a try, I am too. Godspeed and good luck.
Level 1, but flirted with Level 2 ideas on some of the pages. I feel that I had a better grasp on the assignment on some attempts more than others. I enjoyed trying to apply basic shapes to a variety of animals, with varying degrees of success. The idea of circles = friendly / squares = stable / triangles = danger really starting to show itself to me as I did these, both in how these ideas present themselves naturally in the world around us, and how artists are able to play with shapes in order to manipulate the information they present. The first three pages are using the references provided, and the rest I sought out on my own while trying to find animals with shapes I could easily understand and then warp to my liking.
at first i wasn't going to do this project as i very much consider myself a beginner and was sticking to the level 1 projects but after watching Stan's imagination cramps video i felt inspired to step out of my comfort zone and stretch the observation/imagination muscle! it took about 2-3 hours but i'm glad i pushed myself! i would love some critique on my little axolotl! im still trying to understand how to properly implement line weight and the perspective of the chin was a challenge for me. anyways, would love to hear your thoughts! thank you :)
I decided to do studies of Jean Giraud's works, though I'm really not comfortable doing "master studies" being a Level 0 artist. I did three studies, each took roughly 20-30 minutes. I will say that a few weeks ago - before I purchased this course - there's no way I could have drawn these with even a fraction of the accuracy and understanding that I did today. Any and all feedback is appreciated. I'm almost caught up.
Here are my attempts. I did one pear before watching the demo, and three more after. Likewise, I did one portrait before the demo, and one after. Of course, I was much more comfortable with the pear. On both attempts with the portrait, I began to get "lost" and grew a little frustrated as I approached the end, then decided to wrap it up. Also, I accidentally sat on my first portait attempt. All critique welcome. Printer paper and #2 pencil.