Decided to go through this adventure as a family activity (dad + 7 yo + 5 yo). Here are our pears. Honestly, I found the exercise to be very difficult. Can't really see all the plane changes, especially on the bright areas while looking at the real pear. Any tips? Some planes I just invented because I assume there is a section of a cone joining with a spherical form in there somewhere.
Ok, maybe I should have started with a pear. In any event, here’s my attempt. I’ve watched the video then completed the assignment without looking back at Stan’s rendering. The photo I downloaded seemed to have deeper shadows than the one in the video. Hence some difference in value distribution, I think 🤔 🤷♂️
I hope I understood the assignment. I'm doing everything digital cause I'm broke. I drew this trashcan at work since that's where I was while watching this lesson. I did spend more time on it afterwards though. I have a really hard time drawing anything from imagination, I'm just really good at copying what I see instead of creating my own content. Hopefully I can figure it all out here.
This course really is excellent! As a beginner, I’m so amazed at how these seemingly simple technique progressions have taught me not just to get a feel for the figure quickly, but to direct my hand where I want it to go. I’m very excited about what’s ahead.
Did my normal, screen cap the references and figure out the forms on my own, then go back and compare to the video using red lines to show the major differences. Overall I think my line quality still needs some work, a few of the mannequins had maybe too many cross lines, but boy am I feeling good about my work overall. I'll come back later this week to post the last references from the video.
Here’s a few examples. I few weeks ago, I wouldn’t have thought I could do this. I’m a hobbyist practicing after work and after my kids go to bed. This course really propelled my barely existent skills. I look forward to seeing where this can take me a year or two from now.
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Moving on to robo bean. I find this part challenging and a bit of a grind. I really struggle with proportions of the forms. But I sense some progress. How do you know when you’re ready for the next stage?
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Hi! I’m new here and fairly new to drawing. I’m not a professional, it’s just my hobby. Looking for feedback on my gesture sketches. I’m still getting used the over hand grip. I see that my lines are short and the nervous side. I’m working on improving this. Cheers and thanks!