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T.M. Dusablon
Hi Class! Master line project. I learned from DS Delux from Hungary. I love his animal drawings. The darker lines draw my attention first to the turtles head and front fins, and leads my eyes down the turtles back. I like how the searching lines are left within the sketch, but are softer and not attract too much attention. The searching lines also helped in my own sketch of the master turtle.
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shortayjorday
Tried again post demo. I only re-did the light and shadow one b/c I felt like it was the more difficult one to achieve. I feel like I don't quite understand when the line needs to be thicker vs. darker, but I think I'm getting there
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T.M. Dusablon
I think you definitely grasped the idea of lights and shadow lines in your post demo. NIce line quality and subtle changes in line width on the contour of the upper back.
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T.M. Dusablon
Post Demo Shadow and Light: The demo helped a lot, I felt much more comfortable with the assignment the second time thru. Tracing is a wonderful way to focus on a specific task, and all our proportions are coming out so well ;)
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Nikita Thakur
the shading, differentiating planes were the difficult parts.
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T.M. Dusablon
Good start! It was more complex assignment than initially expected. It took me a few attempts, and I still have plenty room for improvement.
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Minna Mäkinen
I decided to do all 3 pears and now I will work on the portrait. I went full graphic-design mode. Getting the shape down wasn't too bad but having to use hard edges and using a limited amount of values was surprisingly hard. I also used smooth Bristol for the first 2 which wasn't a very good idea. The second try I tried to keep things more clean but it ended up as super bland. On the 3rd try I went for a more puzzle - like look.
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T.M. Dusablon
Very nice pencil control in all three, I especially like the 3rd puzzle look. It has the dimension space of a pear, true to the assignment task, and interesting.
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Marzia
My attempt before watching the demo. I think there are too many details...
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T.M. Dusablon
I know, so challenging to simplify! Nice line quality, you can really feel the snail going over the edge. Shoe laces were a big challenge for me, you captured the shoe lace essence!
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T.M. Dusablon
Hello- Hierarchy of importance sketch- Emphasized the beak, head, chunky body, and of course the eye. I like the pace of the course, if life takes over, I can at very least keep up w/ assignments. I am working towards practicing our assignments over again, again. Also enjoy seeing what others have done, and learning from others as well as Stan's insights, demo's and critiques. Thanks everyone!
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Neli Dosoudilova
Day 1 of the 2 week drawing challenge:
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T.M. Dusablon
HI, I like the two perspectives, and line quality is very nice in both.
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Mike See
This is something I look forward to improving on
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T.M. Dusablon
The clothes line is a real nice touch. You made the mundane into a very interesting drawing using the simple concept of hierarchy of importance.
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T.M. Dusablon
Hierarchy #1: I worked to draw attention to face and front legs, I found the hierarchy method a more clear approach than the Light/shadow #2. I should have pushed that shadow darkness more. This is my first attempt, I plan to work at it again after learning from others.
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Edo Moya
Look at this little guy <3 I can't be more happy with this course, I don't necessarily draw better (maybe I got a little better so far), but it's the way I approach drawing now, everything is so much more interesting.
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T.M. Dusablon
Adorable, and wonderful line quality!
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T.M. Dusablon
I am getting a daily habit of drawing with intention, beginning with warm ups. Naturally I would like to build up more time to draw. I have been working on gestural sketches. Although I a the feel of the cardinal, it feels a bit stiff, contour like rather than energetic and gestural.
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Tuija Kuismin
I've been sketching from observation for the past two weeks, wanting to make my lines more loose and confident. For several days I felt like no improvement was happening and some frustration crept in. I decided to simplify my references, thinking perhaps I get stiff and stuck because in photos there are a billion details for me to observe. Perhaps my eye is not yet trained enough to pick just the significant ones, and I get distracted. So, by simplifying the reference I wanted to eliminate all unnecessary distractions and have my brain tuned in to ony one focus, which would be lines. ... I think it kinda worked. I used Disney characters as reference, and with these I could only observe the outlines. It was really fun! I could just feel how drawing became more loose. I Also noticed that I wasn't minding the proportions at all, only shapes, and this is what made me feel more relaxed. Today I tried sketching this bear and horse with a goal of using more gestural and flowy lines, more dynamic. There's still a lot of practising to do for me, but I was very happy about how these two turned out. Drawing felt different. I didn't go to details, yay me. The lesson I learned today is that when I draw a great line, don't start tweaking it. I have a bad habit to start darkening or somehow enhacing a good line, and all that does is ruin it. Let it be, and don't fix it if it's not broken!
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T.M. Dusablon
Good job sticking with it, I can definitely feel the gestural energy in your sketches.
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Samantha Maggard
I have been working on some figure gesture drawings while waiting for the next drawing basics assignment.
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T.M. Dusablon
Hi Samantha, very nice sketches! I can feel the movement and energy, with your use of confident curved lines emphasized over your searching lines
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nightfox
First attempt, without watching the example video. New to drawing. Digital, but I kept with the same tool throughout as I am still getting used to the software (Infinite Painter). Any criticism welcome
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T.M. Dusablon
Hi Nightfox- I am happy you are enjoying your new software! I like the labeled value scale to help guide you in your drawing of our infamous pear. The outer contour lines show definitive straights and angles. I can see the 5 values within your drawing, yet they are not clearly defined giving a feeling of a sketch rather than puzzle pieces placed together by value. I hope you enjoy the Infinite Painter journey!
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John Daniels
Day 40 (sketching streak) - figured I would come out of my hole and post to a lesson. Since I felt that I have stalled a little I figured to circle back around and do something to at least improve the consistency and focus. I did some timed sketches. Its been a while (over five years) since I have done timed sketches of anything, so I figured this first one was probably going to be mostly getting rid of the stress of drawing under time pressure. And I was right! I picked 2 minutes and 5 minutes, both I felt a bit too short (especially on the VR girl), but the point wasn't to finish the sketches, it was about not wasting time. @Stan Prokopenko I know you said not to time your works before, but for someone like me that will fill every available second with fear, doubt and self loathing, sometimes the clock is our friend. Well once your get over the nervousness and lack of skill :)
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T.M. Dusablon
I can see improvements with each 2nd attempt, the 2nd hand sketch came out especially well. Feels proportionate and sketch like quality to it.
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T.M. Dusablon
My sketches- started with messy, unconfident penguin, to contour like hands, and starting to get the feel for sketching by last set- the singing space woman. Still need to practice the sketch feel for the entire drawing instead of moments within a drawing.
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Mike See
I think the red pencil helps. I still have too many searching lines, but more of them are finding what they are looking for. This looks far better than what I did in graphite:
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T.M. Dusablon
That came out very nice- the searching lines provide a sense of aliveness in its relationship to the darkened contour lines.
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Heather ONeal
To continue the exercises, I searched free online coloring pages for a line drawing to work from. I had to erase a bit because I tend to get more heavy-handed as I search and get lost, I need to work on keeping it light and sketchy.
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T.M. Dusablon
Good idea, your drawing provides the same feel as the original, with out the tattoos. It does look fun to color in!
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Larry
Can I call this a portrait?
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T.M. Dusablon
Have not seen that fella in awhile! Nice c-curves and line quality!
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