Thursday, 19 February 2015
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Another session of brush control this evening and I looked into the tutorials of understanding opacity and flow. I started watching the tutorial for Blending Edges which I will finish up tomorrow. I'm understanding the basics a lot more through these tutorials which I feel has always held me back painting wise. I know this is very simple stuff but I feel a lot more confident now and I am very excited to continue with the tutorials to improve.
Monday, 16 February 2015
Thursday, 5 February 2015
The skill check was to push a pose from reference.
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Skill check was to draw a figure using the basic perspective grid that was lying on the floor or sitting down. This was quite difficult and required previous techniques such as the coil technique to fully understand the figure.
Monday, 2 February 2015
The challenge finished last week and I fell a little behind! But I will still finish it. Hopefully I should be posting twice this evening to catch up.
Firstly day 23 was to start putting the perspective grids into practice by adding figures into them and seeing how different parts of the figure are affected when above and below the horizon line (thinking back to day 22 on how the cylinder's top and bottom curves were affected).
The skill check was to just let loose on a figure drawing with perspective grid.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
|Lunch Break sketch|
Friday, 23 January 2015
|Lunch Break sketch|
Thursday, 22 January 2015
|Lunch Break Sketch|
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Today's tutorial was looking into the coil technique, this is a great way to find out mass of limbs of a figure. Also the tutorial looked at the arc technique to keep limbs in proportion when arms at right angles, all great for foreshortening!
Drawing the arm on the right from reference was really helped out from the coil technique and I'm quite pleased with the end product. Foreshortening is something I find difficult to comprehend in posing and by combining these two skills will help greatly. A little bit of a practice day tomorrow so I will look at some poses which I can try out these skills on to further build upon.
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
|Lunch break sketch|
|Skill check Lightning bolt technique|
Sunday, 18 January 2015
Saturday, 17 January 2015
Today focused on negative shapes, a great tool much like measuring angles, which is helpful in figure drawing. First building up the figure as usual with gesture line and landmarks then adding the negative space around the figure and between limbs and curves. Skill up was just to focus on creating a figure drawing
Thursday, 15 January 2015
I will post up some timed drawings tomorrow (I need to focus on my quick simple lines to build the gesture I may have to revisit and study more into them to make it more comfortable and instinctual.)
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Day 10 was focused on creating simplified hands and feet. I feel I have always struggled with these parts of the figure so I will try to focus a lot more on this to perfect them.
The hands were simplified to mitten shapes and simple curves to have curves of the fingers correctly. The feet are simplified into triangles and laying the toes up like stairs.
I looked into the skill up from yesterdays homework and put some time into that. I am realising that I struggle with the proportions and perspective of 3/4 views which I need to urgently address. By continuing to practise this much like I have with the muscle memory exercises my proportions and faces will look better.
|Day 8 Skill Up|
|Day 9 Skill check|
Monday, 12 January 2015
Another day of not having much time to fully approach the day. Hopefully I have some time tomorrow to fully tackle day 8 before taking on day 9. I'm just trying to at least get something done every day!
So here is the skill check of day 8. Exploring the face proportions and trying to add gender features to differentiate them. Features such as sharp angles for male faces and softer curved lines for female faces.
Sunday, 11 January 2015
I missed Friday off a little with only having time to do some muscle memory exercises during lunch and watching the day 5 tutorial. I finished that tutorial up yesterday and today have tried to push myself with some gesture and figure drawing through a 30 minute 'class'.
|5 minutes 45 seconds|
|5 minutes 45 seconds|
|11 minutes 30 seconds|
The longer period poses I'm a lot more comfortable and therefore happier with but I need to continue these to increase my confidence in shorter periods of time to start building a well rounded gesture drawing.
Saturday, 10 January 2015
Days 6 + 7 are practice days.... I will add some 'practice' tomorrow evening.