Drawing Fundamentals: Accuracy, Values, & Light
The Accuracy Guide
The Values Guide
The Light Guide
Accuracy Guide Lesson
Mark as Completed
I had a blast doing this course it was extremely difficult to draw my daughter. Kids in general are difficult for me. I gave it a shot and this is what I ended up with.
I am preparing line art to use in the "Values from Imagination" lesson. I thought the dark blue and white stripes of this vehicle's paint scheme would be excellent for testing out the "Halfway to Black" method. I figured that I could get additional benefit from it, if I made the line art into an accuracy exercise, also. For this exercise, I photographed a diecast model from several angles. I selected the angle I liked the most and traced it. I then used the trace as a basis for my accuracy exercise. I printed it and attempted a 1:1 copy using mechanical pencil. I believe this exercise is a step back from the one I did for the "Accuracy Guide Demonstration". For one, I gave in to perfectionism even more here than I had in my previous accuracy exercise. I took both more time, and many more measurements, than is recommendable. Nevertheless, I was less accurate than before. (Particularly around the area of the exhaust pipe and rear wheel). Before moving on to the values exercise, I intend to fix the major proportional errors in this line art using the transform and liquify tools. I will also do some cleanup and sculpting of the lines. For future accuracy exercises (really, any drawing I make from reference), I will try to be more organic in my process: less time, fewer measurements, more risk, and more learning.
Practicing with the different "glasses". The creaturizing tip really helps with seeing abstract shapes in the negative space!
Hi Dorian, I have some questions! Why is it important to identify the implied lines in a piece? How does it help me construct a drawing or make decisions? What are some things I want to look for when practicing this? Thank you!
Hello Dorian, Here is my first practice drawing for the Accuracy Guide Lesson 1.3, along with a photo of the subject. Please let me know if there are big problems, am ignoring some basics? Thanks, looking forward to the rest of the class. - Ian
Good Morning Dorian - I believe you mentioned a PDF file that can be downloaded.. could you please point me to location of that file?
Hello. Just signed up today. I wanted to view the first two videos which did not have a lock icon on them but it brought me to a Video unavailable screen indicating it is a premium video. I was under the impression that part of the courses were free so we could evaluate. Please advice. Cay
Hi guys I've been drawing since when I was young. Unfortunately, I stopped drawing when I was 14 (I drew a rarely). I'm 22 now and am dedicated to become an artist again. How's this drawing I just drew?
Hello there! This is the drawing I did for the accuracy lesson. Using the alignement glasses and others to be recreate the photo, and even added a background to make it pop out more. Any feed back is welcomed!
Thank you so much for putting together this course! I had an issue downloading the pdf as I only got error messages?
Hello! I did a practice on this lesson. Can I have some critics please? It's a study of Maxim Faivre's painting : Two mother
Love the first lesson, nice simple ways to practice getting accuracy right. I have previously tried the Bargue method and I found it a completely mind-blowingly boring way to practice accuracy since it took over 2 weeks on stage 1 to get the lines accurate enough (like you said all measurements can be mm off at a time) and all I was doing was constant measuring. Has anybody found any fun ways to put these methods into practice? I know to get better at accuracy you can't just move on when it looks wrong and I am happy to put the work in but rather do it while not burning out. Or is the Bargue method popular because you can always tell quite easily when you haven't been accurate enough? PS: The pictures attached are not 100% accurate because I am working on it still.