Vera Robson
Vera Robson
Learning to draw.
Dermot
When looking at other boxhand drawings in the forum, I see a lot that I didn't consider. Many look drawings look amazing, Being a novice, do I learn from these drawings or wait for the demo and critiques. I know I have to start somewhere but what if I'm learning from incorrect drawings. Am I overthinking on this ? Any feedback would be appreciated.
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What works for me in this course is to first try myself, then look at a demo, then try again, then watch critique and try again, and so on. Also you are not overthinking, again from my experience it is normal to struggle with the learning workflow, just keep working on it and experimenting.
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Managed to draw only two hands before the critique deadline 😊
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My first day doing this course, so I haven't fully figured out what exactly I am supposed to do with the exercises. Great fun studying Marshall's drawings though, so cool that he is teaching parts of this course.
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It is startling to see the difference between what I saw on the photo through the lens of my ignorance and what is actually in there. Also I figured it is not strictly necessary to trace over a photo for this exercise, as it is about seeing muscles, and not tracing precision.
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I don't feel like I am ready to do a very detailed rendering of the kind that Stan did, and my time is better spend on practicing individual skills at this stage! I still gave this exercise a smaller scale try. It was helpful, as it got me thinking about shading, and what is the best way to continue learning.
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This was fun, but I'd like to move on to people! May revisit this assignment later, along with other animal exercises from the Drawing Basics course.
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Some level 1 boxes. I can't figure out how to do level 2, so going to wait for the demos and try again!
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Perspective is so easy to understand, but extremely hard to implement because the lines have to be super precise, especially where the angles get slim. It is also hard to find balance between eyeballing and construction. I guess more practice will help.
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I drew all poses from the pack, but only chose the better looking to post. I think I understood the idea of rhythms, but I easily get carried away with enjoying the process of drawing people, so not sure these ended up being purely rhythms. I hope to get back to this exercise later, and I am also now incorporating rhythms into my life drawings.
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Pre demo sketches.
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My goal is to have no goals! Art is a hobby for me, and it actually takes some effort to keep it that way. I like it that I have something in my life that I do purely for fun. Good luck to everyone in accomplishing whatever challenges you set for yourself in 2024!
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I am finally happy with my understanding of how measurements work: this last video was very helpful. There's a lot of room for improvement, but now I think I understand the principles, and can continue practicing and getting better at it.
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My second attempt at this. I tried two times to draw measuring proportions, but I just don't understand how to get it right - first measuring the ptoto with a pencil, then measuring again on the drawing introduces massive errors. I can see that my proportions are a bit off in this drawing, like the face should be a bit wider, but they were A LOT MORE off when I tried measuring. Hopefully watching more demos and critiques will help.
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I can't say I fully understand how this works. Plumb lines make sense, but I find measuring proportions with a pencil too imprecise to be useful, it seems easier to eyeball the proportions.
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A gazillionth attempt at this exercise. Time to move on, and perhaps revisit it later.
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I had amazing images in my mind that I would create, but these ended up looking so ugly! I guess that is why I am taking this course 🤣
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I wanted to do a study of my teacher's drawings like Stan's study of his teacher because I also admire my drawing teacher's work, but there isn't much of his work online, and I thought it would be a bit awkward to bother him with a reference request just for an exercise. My second choice was Sargent, so I decided to do two studies of his drawings.
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Level 2 version. I've had great fun with lines drawing these, and I kept wondering what I can potentially achieve with more knowledge and practice! The possibilities look breathtaking, and at the same time I can't believe how much I have improved already, only just with the very basic knowledge about lines that I learned in this course.
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Here goes my rhino, off to level 2! I don't have access to a printer currently, so traced the rhino with a marker using my tablet as a light table - it was rather awkward, as the tablet responds to the touch even through paper, so I had to keep my fingers away from the screen. I am sure there are apps that can disable the touch, but I thought I am better off using the time I had on the actual drawing rather than on researching apps. I tried to trace the rhino digitally using a tablet first, but this felt like too many challenges at once - I don't really have enough experience with digital drawing to be able to draw clean lines of correct thickness! These digital brushes, pens and pencils are beautifully designed though, and I also noticed that when I lean the stylus, the digital pencil changes to a soft broad stroke, almost like a real pencil. This is so cool, I didn't know my tablet could do such things.
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This assignment was going to be great fun, but I found it exceptionally challenging in the end. I guess something to think about and try again.
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