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Last year I finished Lesson 3 and then took a little break. It was nice revisiting DAB within the purpose of this course and completing DAB Lesson 4. After doing so, I really challenged myself to go out of my comfort zone. I used crosshatching (which I hated up until now) while applying what I learned so far from this course, and what I've learned about insects, to make a drawing of an insect purely from imagination, without using references. Doing this before moving on to the section on inventing shading is deliberate - I have promised myself to redraw this after completing the next section and see how it differs. I feel there is some realism lacking from my imaginary insect, it would make me happy to get some critique on what is missing - a background tone? Is the value organization too messy? Should I have done outlines in certain parts? I feel it's a lot harder organizing values with crosshatching, but I am determined on slowly getting there.
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@rfrimpong3
I will use drawabox more later
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@flugmodus1
Draw a box is awesome. Love the community idea. Would love a Dorian / Shading community with you guys aswell ... just an idea :-) Cool exercise!
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@kotka
Hey, good idea! You still here? Did you find/found such a Community? If not, Drawabox has a Discord.
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@kotka
Crosshatching is still such an extreme challenge to me! I definitely can imagine the form, but quickly start to overthink because of neighboring planes. One of Dorian's tips has especially helped set me straight: hatch along the most dramatic change of direction in a plane! I was inspired and immediately did another Asaro head to test my newfound reasoning, unfortunately, I accidentally closed the tab and did not finish the ear and some larger plane. Grateful for feedback!
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@kotka
Did not find a non-complicated way of doing the complex joints at the elbow and knees, and anatomically, spheres are not a very truthful representation... decided to skip it. Suggestions?
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@kotka
Looking for some input on the perspective on the legs and arms, specifically for the limbs receding from the viewer and the pelvis. Since the pelvis is tilted in the opposite direction of the torso, it becomes a bit tricky to decide whether to find the perspective from the ASIS landmarks, or relative to the torso... usually, I imagine were I would be with my own eye level at the scene and go from there. Here, I see some other solutions. Grateful for an explanation!
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@kotka
Not sure I chose a good image, I feel like I may have misunderstood the light direction in this one... maybe? It's the red blazer that confuses me, because when I look at the values of the fabric and their cast shadow especially, seems like there is another light from the left. A bit unsure. Very valueable exercise which I will revisit often.
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@kotka
Good job! The only thing I would look over is the value of the top plane of the cube shape. It seems a little too dark.
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@kotka
Watching this made me very emotional. For the past ten years I have been suffocating in the medical field as a doctor because I was one of the kids getting told to get a "serious job". Looking back on my old drawings, there was so much potential that was wasted until I grew up and got a little more control of my life. Today I continue to try and work myself out of the medical field and one day, hopefully, into art. That's where I'm supposed to be. If you visit this video, are in your 20's and you're doubting whether to quit a "serious job" Uni program - hold that thought. Stay with it and don't be afraid to explore this option. In my case, I found Marshall and the Draftsmen podcast a little too late. Knowing what I know today, I would have quit med school immediately and never looked back. If you have strong feelings for what you do, and your body and mind loves the process no matter the temporary problems, it WILL work out in the end.
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Geert-Jan
Marshall is the Obi-Wan Kenobi of perspective. And art. And life.
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@kotka
100% agree on this
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