I'm not sure I did this assignment right. I wanted to explore making a still pose more dynamic by creating diagonal peaks. I found that idea really interesting and worked on it, but as I see what others here have done, I think maybe I was supposed to work more on flow...
Attempt to draw T-Rexes from imagination. Blue sketches were drawn from observation at the beginning. Btw I love the Jurassic series for so many years, eventually I get done with a dinosaurs sketch from imagination. Not one ,but three. It was a challenge.
Hey, my English is not that good. So I tried to translate my text using 'ChatGPT'. Hope it makes some sense :) I've only done the beginner tasks so far, but I found the advanced task so interesting that I wanted to try it out at least once. For the first image, I chose a goldfish. It looks like I dressed the fish in pieces of cloth. I was very lost in the design process and much of what I drew is quite illogical, but I had a lot of fun during the process. I also tried some other animals. With the otter (second picture) I tried to pay more attention to creating a nice overall picture and to draw my lines more clearly. After all the attempts, I realized that I became more relaxed while drawing. The mouse is my last drawing. Before I started looking for reference pictures, I had a clear idea that the mouse should be an "adventure" or at least fit into that theme. When I made a sketch with a mouse with one eye closed, I immediately had the association with the character "Guts" from the manga series "Berserk" by the artist "Kentaro Miura" (an absolutely outstanding manga! Unfortunately, I cannot recommend it without reservations because its dark and explicit content traumatized me a bit at the time. But from my point of view, if you can handle it, it's the best manga for "Dark Fantasy" genre.) Although I know that many proportions are not correct, I am surprised how much I like the result. I see good progress in my work and understand how practicing with the previous drawings affects my current skills. It is very rewarding and motivating for me to notice this. Please write your critiques. I am very grateful for your opinions.
Here is my 5th or 6th attempt at the simplified portrait. Lost count lol. This was a very difficult task. It’s amazing how easy it is to mess up proportions and the general feel of a portrait using straight lines, sharp edges, and 5 values.
Hi! Here's my take on the pear. Limiting myself to only 5 values and not smudging everything to hell was tough :D Also it's quite hard to find separation of values in the light family, was challenging. Will try the portrait tomorrow.