I really struggled with this one. I kept on pitching at it but never felt like I was doing a good job of replicating someone else's lines. The Karl Kosinski one at the end is unfinished- I tried using a brush pen and ran out of ink!
Some more two value studies, which is the theme this week. BTW, I'll be leading a drawing group on two value studies at the Combat Art Studio at the National Museum of the Marine Corps at Quantico VA on 9 Dec at 10:00 am. It's open to the public and free. If you are in the DC area and want to join us, the more the merrier.
My pencil sharpener broke so I ended up doing these with a sharpie. I'll get a new sharpener or make a sanding block and try again tomorrow. Lots of room for growth on these, but I like this approach. I'm going to be doing more these with my drawing group via Zoom on Sunday, December 3rd. If anyone wants to join us, DM me.
I'm just about to start in on the Rhythms section of the Drawing Basics Course. A few of us in the course have been doing regular calls, and this Sunday (7PM EST) we'll be doing exercises together using Stan's rhythms approach to gesture drawing. DM me if interested in joining us on the call.
Hello. It's my first upload my drawing here. I wanted to have a job related with drawing 20 years ago but I lost my confident so I gave up. Even though I'm having a different job, drawing is still my kind of hobby so I want to be good at it. I already had a lot of trying and giving up many times before but I'll try again and be patient to keep going. It was really hard for me to draw lesser dark value and lesser white value. But it was interesting experience. I hope I can get advice about the drawing. Thanks.
Traced the lines off my screen as I didn't have a printer on hand. I went for the challenge of moving the light source. I moved it higher up. But I dove into it way too fast. Somewhere half way through I felt like I needed more info so I opened up the real photo and realised I understood some shapes incorrectly. Like the eye area is popped outwards. I might try this again but will try to find a printer. Need to think it through a bit more before jumping in.
My interpretation of 2 Weeks Challange: First part As I draw almost every day, I added an element of my own to make the exercise more challenging. I love flowers, so I chose to draw a flower every day from a small book of beautiful photos of flowers named, «Flower Colur Guide» edited by Phaidon. I dated each drawing for two weeks. I first used C, S and I lines. I made a first passage in pencil 4H and then in 2B. I did not erase the lines of the first passage. So we often see them in the background. As I continued this course, I learned new concepts (Line Weight, type line, etc.). I then had the idea to take again, in a second time, the 14 drawings below and to realize them in ink while trying to apply the concepts presented in the more advanced Lines course. I am now in the Shape section and I am working on Simple Animal Project and on inking the drawings below (which I will present in a future post). I hope you have as much fun doing these exercises as I do.
Hokay, so this one was NOT in my comfort zone, but I loved it. It's a great feeling to be given a new and useful approach to drawing. I'm going to have to lean into this one a bit before it feels natural, but I'm happy with what I learned with this first one.