Hello! these are my work after watching the csi critique, i made a small project Those plants were the most brutal, it was hilarious, i thought i was going to have a wonderful time doing them because they look so flowy and fun, so many curves, it's the perfect subject to practice csi right? i wasn't wrong though, but the fun came after a painful process of measuring their proportions measuring the proportion of those plants was a brain torture, i only measured the proportion of each plant once, all the second plants (on the right sides) are using the first plant as a base then i draw on the top of it(not to be confused with tracing), i skipped the measuring process, i just wanna get into the csi part, not measuring proportions, more flowy lines, exaggerations, shapes, just more fun overall I was also having a hard time with simplifying foreshortened things, such as: 1.The proportion of the insect with pink shell was off 2.White neck cat on the first column was difficult, it's foreshortened, idk what's going on with its back leg 3.Grey cat on the second column + third row was also difficult, it's foreshortened, simplifying its arms was hard 4.The kangaroo on the second column at the bottom was off, it's slightly tilted forward, i can see its front face, there's even a cast shadow there, but i turned them into a side view, it looks really flat Those goat horns were a slight whip, not highly accurate, but i'm glad with the result, i was just capturing the essence, they're enough for now Horses are where i'm having the most fun, they're not easy though, they're foreshortened, i have to fight the tendency to make them look like a side view The skulls was a pretty chill process
Here are my first attempts at the project. I definitely focused on details too much on the boots and especially the skeleton. I think the camel probably has the best line work. I need to do more ghost lines before committing I think. I look forward to some feed back!
1 and 2 photos - before watching demo and critiques 3 and 4 photos - after I was focusing rly hard second time on simplifying shapes and completely lost my proportions , and in general I feel like first two look better but on the other hand I also tried to spend less time on second attempt
I feel like I had the most trouble with the snail for some reason. Fun challenge and creating good habits struggle with like cleaner lines
Drew the snail and the came again after the demos and the critique. The camel had a better balance of straights and curves now but I still have a lot of issues with fitting my subjects on paper. Felt like doing the snail on toned paper but holy smokes this particular paper is SO dark.
Another CSI attempt. Haven't done so much erasing in my life, very difficult to get my hand to draw a line where I want it. Any critique welcome
Getting in these reps bit by bit, though I keep goofing on my page layout mainly on Captain Skeleton T_T. Also get super confused on counting teeth and in some ways the vertebrae, I get a weird anxiety, ARGH! The Scott Eaton anatomy I did a couple years ago is still in my brain pan, so there's a win :D! Another great exercise! And now after watching the demos and crits I went overboard, again XD!
Bit by bit, the practice pays off. If I don't concentrate 100% on CSI and the task, it becomes a painting. Thank goodness your videos are so entertaining, Stan - it helps keep you going.😉
After toiling away at the boots for SO LONG, drawing the snail took two seconds. I'm feeling happy with how I designed my shapes, but the lines seem pretty stiff. Gonna keep practicing the page skating warmups to see if it helps me loosen up a bit.
First camel and skelly guy were my solo attempt. Second set was while following the demo. I put way to much detail into my skelly guy. And after hearing that shoes were pretty tricky, I wanted to give both level 1 assignments a try.
After watching demo and critique I realised that I put too many details in the first skull drawing and that wasn’t the goal of this exercise, so I did it one more time without paying too much attention to proportions and small shapes, and focused on big lines. With boots and camel I was pretty satisfied, so I decided to simplify my sleeping cat instead ;) Still need to practice but I’m getting better with every lesson, those videos are great!