Pick an angle (different from the one I did) and sketch the skeleton on your own. I suggest using a ballpoint pen so you don’t have the option for “undo” but you can use any medium you want.
Here are my assignments! It was first approach to draw with ball point pen, and I enjoyed a lot. I think I should focus on gestures more.
Here are my studies. Theyr a little messy, loose and not very detailed as these sketches were done in about 5-15 minutes.
I feel like the one with the slightly bottom view is of a lot lower quality i guess that just shows its harder for me to see and visualise the 3d shapes from bottom angles
Hey David! Here's my submission for the ape skeleton assignment. I threw everything onto one canvas so it's convenient to look at each sketch/study you had assigned to us. Not sure if I should simplify the shapes/details more but I suppose that comes with growth of confidence and experience (I also chose the orangutan skull. I don't think i've done a creature design based off of an orangutan yet, so this may be a good opportunity)
Here some more skeleton-studies. @David Colman As you suggested I tried to get the rhythms of the parts of the skeleton in union. I found it quite difficult (i did way more pages of study than i post here, these are only the newest). But i think i managed to improve my rhytms/flow. I think i will start to try some other imagined poses next. Any kind of tips, feedback or suggestions would highly appreciated.
well, I tried to do the exercise digitally. beginner in this medium. a little test on different positions
Here my ape skeletons, it was fun to do, didn't take the courage to be too inventive, hope to gain some more confidence during the course.
I changed the angle and altered the pose in this sketch. I will add more flow and energy to future sketches.
My studies of the chimpanzee skeleton in the first image. The second image has rough skeletons based on photos.
Inventing chimpanzee poses from imagination, and then trying to add a skeleton onto the invented figures. It was difficult to find out how the radius looks as it turns around the ulnar bone from pronation as shown in the 3D model to supination in some of my poses.
I tried to draw the skeletons with ball pen. Some areas are messy probably due to lack of knowledge, and may do more simplified. wish to learn more on further lessons
Doing Chimpanzee quicksketches while waiting for the next video from David.
A bit messy for this one with the mind to keep it simple, loose, and not spending too much on one sketch. Although sometimes it still looks kind of stiff, not sure though.
Here are the drawings i did from the Ape-skeleton. @David Colman I tried to follow your process and tips closely. I tried to focus on: -flow -volume -not to many details. I used different ballpointpens, a very thin one in the first drawings, than a thicker-line-ballpointpen. In the last drawings i used the thin balllpointpen for the flow-stage and the thicker-one for the volumes. In my first drawings i found the proportions to be quite off, so i focused a bit more on those in the later drawings. I will definetly continue to practice the Skeleton but i thought id post my current stage, to maybe get some feedback and tips.
went to the zoo with the family today, and tried drawing animals from life for the first time. It was quit stressful/difficult cause the lighting was too dark and people was constantly standing in front of me so I lost the view. Also the chimpanzees was always on the move so all the drawing had to done from the memory of a short glimpse of the action. With a total lack of knowledge about the locomotion of chimpanzee, it was difficult to finish the gesture from memory. When I got home, I tried to draw the skeletons in the ape sketches. Some of the gestures was done so quitly, that I have no idea of what the pose was. all in all it was stressful being the first time drawing from life animals and first time drawing in public, but also alot of fun, and I’m happy that I finaly did it.