Sunday, September 29, 2013

Class Makeup 9.26.13

I was out Wednesday, so I sketched at the mall this weekend!

Total: 40

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Homework 9.25.13

I used Arrested Development for reference.  Our homework was to draw poses and then play with the shapes:

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Homework 9.19.13

For homework, we were to take 15 of our past drawings and break down the structure into basic shapes.  We were then to draw the same pose from the back view.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Class 9.18.13



red pandas

Yesterday we went back to the zoo!  We mainly focused on the large pachyderms and then moved onto other animals.  I feel my most successful drawings were of a little white crane in the Asia quest exhibit. I was able to get up close to it, and it was almost like he was modeling for me.  It moved very slowly along and would stop and watch me.

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

Class 9.16.13

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

HW 9.11.13

For homework we were to cleanup 50 past drawings and play with exaggerating the straights vs curves.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Zoo Trip

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!) 

 Overall, it was a fun day and I can't wait to go back!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013