It’s time to simplify those snails and boots! I show you how I would do it in these step-by-step demos for the level 1 CSI project. Make sure to check back tomorrow for my level 2 demonstrations!
Thank you for making the emphasis on resisting perfectionism!! This is a terrible habit I've grown over the years... and while many may think it's often a "good" thing, where you aim for high quality, it's been a VERY debilitating issue for me. I often was too scared to even pick up my pen, let alone make mistakes that were crucial for me to progress. I feel very behind at 30 because of allowing this mentality to hold me back... However, for the first time in a while, I'm enjoying the process! It forces me to slow down, make the mistakes, and move on! After watching the demo, I found my process much quicker. I used the general measuring technique and went from there. I notice my pen strokes were more confident and I'm getting comfortable with allowing things to just BE, instead of fiddling for hours trying to get it just "right". I even practiced a little bit with line weight. I hope it looks alright!
Drawing spiders was a lot more fun when in the mindset of simplification. Takes away the pressure :)
Wow! These are wonderfully done! I love the segmented legs of the spider and how they change in sharp angles. The snail has a beautiful flow to it with those well done cross contour lines! Great job!
Unfortunately, I completely missed the original assignment, so, my drawings have taken place after watching the demo. Doh.
Hello, this is my second attempt after watching the demos. I think I got more confident with my lines and shapes than my first attempt.
First off, shoutout to the editor(s). So funny sometimes. I see I over thought this exercise. I went in thinking we couldn't box things in and make a plan. I thought the little construction marks I did make were cheating but I just made it way harder on myself xP. My second go at these will hopefully be way easier. I will however need to actually draw the shoe laces. I simplified mine wayyyy to much
I did the same thing
I struggled so much with the laces
Constructive criticism is welcome. Here are my thoughts: - Snail: Here it was easy just to think in CSI lines. - Shoes: The first run failed completely because the object was too complex. So I broke it down into simple big shapes, e.g. the upper shoe part cylinder, the lower as simple another simple shape where I draw the cross contour lines drawn This helped me to think in 3D better.
Damn laces are so boring!
Here's my before and afters. For my first attempts I didn't think to do any initial layout sketch! After watching the demo video, I did the layout sketch in my second attempts and found it so helpful (and it made sure I could fit both boots onto a single page haha). After watching the critique video, I realised I definitely need to work on improving my line quality, drawing my lines faster and more confidently, so will focus on this.
Here are my before and after images. The shoes were tough to do second time around. The snail became easier to do after. Before is left and after is right:
The boots are so frustrating the first boot is my first attempt and the boot with the snail is my second attempt, all before I watched the demonstration video, I hope to improve, I was almost about to give up because of that boot.
I guess I'll have to draw a lot more until lines are confident.
Ill have to try another frog tommorow
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Demo, snail and shoe
Compliments on these boots, they look really good! I have made my first attempt yesterday and gave up after a while. Next try ... soon ;-)
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These are my boots
Hi, here is my snail excersice. Like the CSI method :-) Constructive feedback is welcom :-)
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