Monday, September 6, 2010

Term1 - Finally scanned those layouts

Well, it only took me another 3 terms to finally scan these. These were the actual assignments - mostly just perspective work. I posted each of them in 3 stages: the rough thumbnails, the reworked rough after blowing up the original thumbnail, and finally the cleanup.

At the very least, I learned a lot about line quality. We were told not to use any rulers during the cleanup stage.

1 Point

2 Point

3 Point (don't ask about the big smiley sphere - I don't really know either)

4 Point/ Distorted (Didn't have to take it past the rough stage)
Random doodle I found on one of the layouts. It's a saaad cactus.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Term4 - LifeDrawing - Crits

Well, these are the lifedrawings that I used for my final critique. I'd like to think that I have come a long way this year.

My teacher really disliked this page - a believer of enclosed figures. Still, I really like it, and believe that I adequately described the main forces despite using few lines. Lots of room for improvement though - which is fantastic. Though it says 1min, I'm pretty sure all but the bottom left are 30 second poses.

I'd like to refine this technique further, and be able to describe entire figures using just the flow. I think it gives a stronger sense of dynamics than starting with the torso or head. We'll have to see whether this technique amounts to anything down the line. I am really interested to see how far I can take it.

Getting better at perspective. I really have to start pushing the limit though.

Yay! Faces that actually carry a semblance of the model! I like the bottom pose's arm too.

...Bleh. I can either have partial drawings with lots of life, or drawings that are worked further and are hollow because of it. These are the latter. Have to make sketching a habit again.

Term4 - LifeDrawing

Some lifeDrawings from term 4 that were not used in the critique.

The one in the bottom left is particularly bad, but I really like how the arm looks.
Experimenting with another way of gesturing. Instead of always beginning at the head or torso, I might start with an arm or leg - rather than using solid shapes, I'm attempting to ride the flow through the form. Doesn't always work, but that means I can improve upon it.

Just having fun with this stuff. Most of the poses on this page have lots of problems with them. Added a head because this one turned out okay - I usually have a lot of trouble defining the face without making it overly cartoony.

Like the bottom one despite the issue with the knee's foreshortening.

Some portraits of classmates. This one's Frida.
Steve. My portraits are still weak. Still can't recognize which features to push and which to subdue.