My first attempts. Found the hippo a challenge as I wasn't sure which shape worked best to start with. Also I think the 3D effect of the mouth was making me question if I should be simplifying to a more side on flat interpretation.
Running very late again so no time to adjust and correct. I spent too long looking at the choices of master drawings and analysing them and didn't leave enough time for the drawing. Head obviously wrong. Hierarchy of lines not right. For a first attempt at copying a master drawing it could be worse. Maybe. I shall practice some more. My reference image was from Jeff Watts.
At the start, where you are using small lines to make the thick lines you are using lots of small strokes. It looks similar motion to the chicken scratch that is bad. How is this different? Is it the confidence and intention of the lines you are making for the thick lines, rather than small hesitant marks?
Phew! Got very behind so practiced hard (and used my rhino to practice lines). Didn't have enough time to try with the different light direction but did have a go at a portrait contour. As the instructions from Stan were focus on lines that is what I have tried to do but also not to forget the other things we've already learnt! I love this course, except I keep saying Oh man!
I care for someone who is housebound and have to buy art materials on line. My question is if you try a new sketchbook and for whatever reason it doesn't feel right, is it like a book that you plough through to the end or is it ok to abandon it? I know there are no right and wrongs per se. Just curious.