How Perspective Works
Demo - Line Master Studies - Jeff Watts
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Studied alongside the video. Im still figuring out how to use line weight so I gotta keep practising. Really enjoyed this lesson.
Master Study of Jeff Watts before watching demo. Most of the time was spent trying to get all of the proportions correct which I realize needs much more work. Looking at Jeff's work, I felt the lines were loose and sketchy, yet precise and confident at the same time; a true sign of a master. I had lots of fun doing this project!
Some practice with charcoal after watching the demo. I did not follow Stan and only looked at the reference. I made the skull a little stretched vertically. I was aware of that during drawing but went on practicing to focus on the hand movement for good lines.
Honestly the most valuable part of this course is Stan teaching ("babbling" lol) about how to learn. Having been one of those students that excelled in school, I never actually learned how to study on my own. So what I've been focusing on recently is learning how to study and learn new things, and hone the skills that got me through college but I've let atrophy in the now decade and a half since.
Joe Shuster -Superman This was my first drawing where I predominately used the overhand grip. I really like the lines that you can draw but I struggled with control. Has anyone got any warmup exercises that they do to make this grip more familiar?
Bret parson aka blitzcadet is a huge inspiration for me. I really like his absurd characters and line quality. To study his art in this way was a great challenge and really fun. Learned a lot about his drawing style and what it is that makes it stand out. So helpful!
Frank Frazetta is my MS. This time I am trying to capture more of his loose curve lines and less straights. Trying to feel his flow and his confidence able to let loose with his strokes. I also like the way he uses darks in small tiny areas to give the viewer the eyes and face as the focus but some darks scattered around other areas to give balance. The Face hair flicks were extremely hard. Just recently bought Charcoal getting shipped here in a few days hopefully that would ease my flicks and taper lines better. The pencil is great too but i always hold it on the side when I draw most lines if you wanted to know Critics. Thanks guys
This was daunting, but fun. I stressed about it for a while, but then I told myself that I didn't have to finish in one go, broke it down into parts, and just dove in. The artist is Peter De Seve,
Master studies are something that I've thought about multiple times but have never had the courage to execute. I usually give up before even starting. I procrastinate it for days and then i begin to think why am I wasting so much time on this. So, i end up switching to another reference. How do you get over the initial fear of starting a sketch? With a reference as complicated as this one, it gets very daunting. My mind says, how can 'I' approach something which is this masterfully executed with the extremely limited skill set i have. I just don't understand where to begin. Even if i think about simplifying, there are too many things to be thinking about. Like with this one, i would have been confused with either to put down a circle for the cranium or simplify the contour using straight lines like Stan did. I understand that there could be multiple ways of approaching it but there's constantly a fear if what I'm doing is correct or not or why am i even trying to attempt something that is wayy out of my league. I'm sure i can't be the only one. Can someone help?
I found a beautiful drawing by Andrew Loomis, and in my mind I thought it was a good choice for a study, but clearly it was way to difficult for me at this level. So I really do need this course.
In this case, I am studying the art of Jose Garcia, one of my favorite contemporary illustrators. I chose him because I am very attracted by his use of lines, which I think is perfect for this exercise. I tried to be as clean as possible while keeping everything learned in the rest of this course. PS - I struggle with taking pictures of my sketchbook. I usually take it under my desk lamp, and I find it challenging to get the correct illumination (sometimes too bright when the light hits directly, or in shadow cast by the phone, etc.) Do you have any advice?
I highly doubt anyone will answer this, but @Stan Prokopenko how could one do a study similar to this one you just did, but with a set of pencils sharpened with a regular sharpener and with a regular grip? Is it possible to arrive at a similar line quality without the exact tool or the exact grip? or is it better to study a different artist?
My study of Heinrich Kley's dancing elephant. He seems to use heavy lines in a combination of important objects as well as those in shadow.
This is my attempt on the skull. There's a ton of issues with it, but because it's my first master study I'm just happy :)
Another skull study. I wanted to copy Jeff’s style, but it’s hard to get some reasonable result with just lines. So it became this after a journey with my pencil. Sorry if it’s ugly, but I learned a lot!
Followed along with this and did my own - *seems* like after this and after the critique video I have a better feeling for how to do these studies, but I can't quite be sure yet I'm executing well - obviously I'm off on a lot of these lines, there's still tons to learn, but I dunno does it at least look approached well? - feeling better but also not terribly confident about it and I'd love some critique.
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