Here is most of what i drew this week. I started with a short character-description and than drew what i had envisionend. I drew them fast but tried my best to think about all the things mentionend in this weeks lesson. And of course some more city-sketches.
This weeks drawings. I didnt invent specific exercises this time, what looking back i guess i should have, to be more productive. But i did some drawings following your approach. Starting with the silhouette, keeping it simple. I am exited for the next week, ill try to be more productive again. Any kind of feedback would be very welcome.
Here some more skeleton-studies. @David Colman As you suggested I tried to get the rhythms of the parts of the skeleton in union. I found it quite difficult (i did way more pages of study than i post here, these are only the newest). But i think i managed to improve my rhytms/flow. I think i will start to try some other imagined poses next. Any kind of tips, feedback or suggestions would highly appreciated.
Hi everyone. I started this week with watching the videos and with designing some exercises, and i writing them down. 1. Design some faces/expressions from photoreference with a timelimit. (I took that exercise from @tara and i really liked it) (did this one as a warm up) 2. Design three barbarians, one male, one female, one rabbit. Each one fitting a predetermined description. Focus on the pose, draw the character in fitting situations. - rouge, educated - coward - cheerful, hardworking - unfriendly - brave, spontaneous - rude I created the description using a online charactertraits-generator. 3. Do ten more pages of citysketches. Because of christmas activities it took me longer than a week to complete. I didnt post every single drawing this time.
Here are some sketches of facial expressions designed with reference from bodiesinmotion. This is basically where I am at in a 5 or so minute sketch now after a lot of practice with using shapes, straights, and curves. I've been limiting my time on each sketch to get as much practice of different expressions as possible, so they are generally a bit rough but I'm improving quite quickly, I think. I'm still having trouble with retaining volume once the shape deviates too far from the human figure. Not sure if anyone is doing this course anymore but I'm going to keep posting in case. Thanks to anyone who takes the opportunity to have a look or offer some critique. Tara
Here are the drawings i did from the Ape-skeleton. @David Colman I tried to follow your process and tips closely. I tried to focus on: -flow -volume -not to many details. I used different ballpointpens, a very thin one in the first drawings, than a thicker-line-ballpointpen. In the last drawings i used the thin balllpointpen for the flow-stage and the thicker-one for the volumes. In my first drawings i found the proportions to be quite off, so i focused a bit more on those in the later drawings. I will definetly continue to practice the Skeleton but i thought id post my current stage, to maybe get some feedback and tips.
Hi @David Colman and fellow creature-students. I just purchased the course, so im a little bit late, but here are my drawings for the first assignment. Its the first online-course that im doing while its beeing released and with a lot of active students so im a bit nervous, but also very exited and ready to learn a lot. I did a mixture of a anglerfish and a gorilla (because its the ape ive studied most in the past). I had a lot of fun inventing this creature. I tried to implement some of the tips from the video and also tried to implement some things from the Drawing with live, energy and story and the "Fundamentals of Character Design"-course (wich im going through at the moment) aswell. Looking at my drawings now i notice that i didnt use any dynamic angles, only some front and side-views. That is something will try to consider next time. Tips or any kind of feedback would be very appreciated. Greetings Linus
Here are my three barbarians. For some reason it took me quite some time to design and draw them, but as for now i am quite happy with the result. I hope one can tell who is supposed to be who. For the final image i unfortunatley used a grey marker to find the pose and to do the construction, and it shows up more than i wanted, well i wil not make this mistake again. I added some color and and some background details to make the picture look better. I think it helped but the general presentation of my picture still doesnt look to good to me. But with some of the later chapters beeing named staging and appeal i feel confident that ill improve in these areas aswell. I really enjoyed this weeks information and exercises on visual association and i am very exited to start with week 4. I will post my city-sketches in the reply-section of this post. Any kind of feedback on my barbarians and citysketches would be very welcome.
Here is my submission for the week two homework. The first pictures are the design-figure-drawing-attempts. I found it quite difficult, but it helped me to think more about design. The next one are my depressed shapes. The last twelve drawings in brown and blue are some sketches of people in the city. This week i would walk arround and whenever i saw someone interessting, i would try to memorize as much as possible. Then i searched for a place where i could sit down, and then i would draw them. This week i took more time on each city-drawing, trying to give thought to every detail, trying to implement some design rules. I think they turned out a lot better than the ones from last week. I am very happy with the course, and very exited and motivated to start with week three tomorrow. Any feedback would be highly appreciated.
Here is part one of my assignment. I will upload the other ones in the reply-section of this post. The sketchbook i was using was very small, so i did more than twenty pages. I was walking through the city, and whenever i saw someone interessting i would try to memorize some of their distinctive features. Then i would go to the side and try to do a drawing of them, trying to capture whatever sparked my attention. I also tried to use some of the designadvice from the videolesson. It was raining on the first days and cold every day, so most of those drawings where done quite fast. Though it wasnt easy i had a lot of fun most of the time, i have never paid attention to what noses people have, or to how they walk before. Im really enjoying this course so far and i am exited to start with week two. Any critique would be very welcome.
Once upon a time, a poor couple wanted nothing more than a son to help them cope with their hard work. Their prayers were answered, and the woman gave birth to a strong son. As soon as he reached the age of seven, the parents decided to retire and let their child do all the work. The boy refused, and even threw the mob against the wall. Then the mother cursed him to clean the house, the yard and the sandy path and to keep everything always clean. The parents died and the boy became an old man and finished cleaning the sandy path. But he still cleans. Whenever a child forgets to clean somewhere, the old man comes and cleans. He puts the dirt in the childerns beds or rooms so that they are motivated to clean. Thus he saves others from the curses of their parents.