Oof, drawing straight lines to a point is harder than it seems, even with all the practice! I might have gone overboard with them, got kinda messy. After placing the sink in the right spot I realized the water would just spill downwards! Guess I didn't sink that through. So I decided to put a bathtub under it! Talk about a sink cost fallacy huh. Looking forward to inventing more rooms, I wish I could add non - boxy objects though :)
second session on this assignment. Big difference to first batch: since I was on a plane I had to reduce paper size to A5 and use what I had at hand - ie ballpoint pen. So my excuse for messy lines is the shaky environment and the impossibility to erase lines
Got started but couldn’t resist the great weather today and went painting outdoors. This said, after warming up, I got used to the overhand grip and managed to adapt better my occupation of the A3 page size toward the last ones
2 versions of the same couplet and I still struggle with using the kneadable eraser when I try to stop from darkening the value to create uniformity: it kind of creates a fatty smudging that changes the paper surface structure than I cannot. Properly work on afterwards.
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Yesterday, sketching outdoors with a group of friends I couldn’t resist this beautiful model posing free of charge for us. Did a quick pencil sketch and made a new observation I wanted to share. Although the sun was coming from the left the left part of her face and arm showed a darker tone than the upper part of her chest… not intuitive! I believe I have found a rationale answer but thought I would question the community for their views before posting my assumption. Anybody up for the challenge?
When drawing from observation is getting the correct line you observe just pure intuition ? If you are not measuring. I feel like i have been really overthinking drawing from observation lately. Are you guys focusing hard on the line you are seeing on your subject and going line by line until your done. Or do you interpret the shape of your subject more and try to copy ? I hope this made any sense. I feel like the awnser is that you guys dont really think about it and just pull your line and im overthinking it.
Here are a few master studies I did from artists I like and admire. Ranges from apparently scribbled lines with Heinrich Kley and Paschalis Dougalis creating dynamism to the total absence of line with Berthe Morisot’s. I also found interesting the use of coloured paper to play with shadow and highlight lines enabling focus but also volume rendering
while doing a personal portrait project, I thought I would after doing the pencil block in try to go through the line weight organisation as a practice before doing the shading (final project with shading can be seen in my portrait album but not appropriate for this assignment)
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Here’s my assignment of drawing from where after studying a few giraffe calfs and the skeleton of giraffes, I have tried to imagine an awkward position for the calf trying to stand up. Not so happy with the inked version where I tried to use a brush pen
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Here’s my attempt to level 1 exercices. Used both ballpoint and pencil. The karaoke humanoid was my first attempt and although the right hand is not in the right position, I am pretty happy with the outcome. The pinguin and the hand were much more of a challenge. The second pinguin with pencil is better I think