Monday, tired. No lecture. Bed tempting, but lets draw a little instead!
The car was drawn with ink and 45 Pencil. I’ve always been notoriously bad at drawing vehicles, so this is my chance. Manmade creations are hard. Reflections are hard. Yet this is the prettiest car I’ve drawn in my life. It makes it REALLY obvious that I have a lot of room for improvement! Second, drew some car lights with different mediums; hard crayons, ink and markers, soft crayons (with blue!) and charcoal. Lastly, I drew some balls with various materials, using pencils. Being not too familiar nor comfortable with traditional drawing, this is definitely something I should do more. I’m relatively happy with the fur, but many of those material balls are of poor quality in my honest opinion.
Also did some quick <30 second force drawings. I am currently reading through the Force: Dynamic life drawing for animators, and tried to keep Mattesi’s tips and tricks in mind while doing so.
First drawing of the day, 3 minutes
First thing I realized was that I’m much too careful when I start sketching. I also used a very hard Hsomething pencil, which ultimately shows that it’s quite difficult to see the sketch outline.
Second drawing of the day, 3 minutes
Same issue with the pencil. This time we were asked to include everything within those three minutes, and although I’ve spent less time on the outline, and it didn’t noticeably suffer much I think. However, the sketch here is barely visible due to smudging from drawing number three, because I naturally forgot a fixative. Lesson has been learned.
Third drawing of the day, 3 or 5 minutes
I tried my hand with charcoil, and it was a smudgy experience to say the least. I While the basic details and outlines are alright, it was a very different experience as to using an usual pencil. Charcoil is less forgiving, and it wouldn’t make it very easy for me to fill inn finer details later on.
Fourth drawing of the day, 5-10 minutes
Cannot remember time spent, unfortunately, but I attempted to focus more detail into this one. Was seated in a more difficult spot as well, with a few student heads in the way.
Fifth drawing of the day, 10-15 mins
The objective was to choose a small part of the still life composition and add detail to it. I decided to draw with ink this time around. Although this an unforgiving medium, I find that ink is one of my favorite traditional medium to draw with.
Sixth drawing of the day, 15-20 minutes
Sketched up with a hard pencil first, then started retracing and adding shade and some more detail with a softer B pencil.
Later today I also attended an hour of the live drawing. I didn’t stay until the end as I seem to be developing a cold.Also drew some drawings from picture references for Inktober!