Chapter 2 Assignment
Chapter 2 Assignment
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Fundamentals of Character Design

Chapter 2 - Designing From Life

Chapter 2 Assignment

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Chapter 2 Assignment

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For this chapter, start by filling your sketchbook with 5 to 10 pages of figure drawings. Really practice experimenting with shape and form and applying design elements. From there, do another 5 to 10 pages of coffee shop sketches. Design the form from what you’re seeing, and don’t forget to add to what you see. Finally, design the adjective “depressed” using only curves. You should end up with an ambiguous, undefined form that still describes a personal narrative.
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emmahubner
For these I did a mix of digital and traditional media. It was fun to do the only curves “depressed” artwork. Any feedback is appreciated, thank you!
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Antonina Babicheva
Hey! I've finally completed the 2nd assignment: 1)Figure drawing without (or almost) design as a warm-up 2)Figure drawing+design based on it 3)Depressed shapes 4)Sketching from life, photos and videos. I have a problem with sketching from life: I'm kinda slow, I can't observe and design at the same time (+super shy). @David Colman do you have any advice on how to practice this skill (I mean, something extra to just go practice :))? 
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David Colman
Looking great. Honestly there is no magic answer. It comes with time. Just focus on capturing the natural gesture and acting... Then later go back in and try to design from that observation sketch. Over time you will be able to design characters from life on the spot. Eventually you will get over the shyness but it takes some time.
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Bokdan0
Hi, I have completed my second assignment and I'd like to ask you for feedback. I'm still very fresh in traditional art and feel a bit more confident digitally. 
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David Colman
great
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Matt West
Here are the rest of the drawings from the Chapter 1 assignment.
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Matt West
Here are 10 out of the 16 pages that were from the Chapter 1 assignment. What I had used for this assignment, was graphite, gel pen, and non-photo blue colored pencil.
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Samuel Lemons
Here is the rest of the assignment.
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Samuel Lemons
Sorry about posting in the wrong tab.
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Julien
Hey, here's some of my figure study, focusing on design as a second step. I feel i'm still too close to reality, having troubles leaving out the details...
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David Colman
it takes some time to learn how to push shapes properly. Just keep at it.
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Julien
some more designs from life! starting to enjoy it
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