Saturday, September 28, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
I had to be careful because simply turning the page of my sketchbook would startle it, and it would start to back away. It's walk also really intrigued me. It was almost as if his head were defying gravity! His head and body moved separately.
He also had a funny little 'dance'. (Which is what I think gave him this gravity defying illusion.)
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
We started class today with some 'scribble gestures'. The goal was to focus on the mass of the figure, rather than the contour. Overall it was a fun exercise and led to some interesting results. The final sketches looked like mini wire armatures.
We then moved onto focusing on structure. Perspective of the parts of the figure were the main focus. Torsos and hips were turned into boxes in space, and legs/arms were turned into cylinders.
Both exercises used pixelovely for reference.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
So this past week and a half I've had this stubborn cold. I was careful not to overdo it, so I made myself take breaks every so often. I think stopping and focusing on a few animals at a time led to better results. I also did some environment thumbnails:
My group also stayed behind and drew manatees. They were great models, especially because they were distracted by food. The zookeeper also shared an image of their skeletal structure with us. (They have fingernails like us!)