What a building! I loved the interior of this place as soon as I walked in, so I decided to do an environment.
I didn't have a ruler or anything, and I found that using the side of a charcoal pencil is a lot "messier" and less exact than a colored pencil. I also didn't plan out the composition beforehand, but started with that window and worked my way outward, which led to problems that I thought I could erase, but the charcoal didn't erase as well as I thought it would.
Let's just say if I did it again I'm pretty sure I could do it better...
I tried charcoal pencil out for the first time this class. I actually liked it more than I was expecting, in some ways more than black colored pencil. I felt that the added friction aided in more sharp and precise lines. I'll definitely keep one with me in the future.
Had fun with the flowers. I realized it'd been a long time since I'd drawn any "foliage". All about positive and negative shapes.
I'd always thought bars had strong, direct above lighting, so one would be perfect for this day's prompt.
I usually never go into bars and I was actually pretty dissapointed by how diffuse the light really was. There was a bunch of color differences but not a lot of value. (For example, faces lit by red on one side and green on the other, but kind of medium in tone all the way through).
I found I had to do some fudging and I'm afraid they came out a little vague. But the light above the pool tables was pretty good.
It was fun to draw people playing pool too, as they tend to freeze for a couple of seconds while aiming.
(And by the way, I had chili and lemonade, so no violation of our rule...)
This was a good drawing experience overall, though I had a hard time concentrating starting out.
I really aimed for difficult poses, like mid-air or one-foot ones, as well as ones with foreshortening. I found out I had a lot of holes in my knowledge of anatomy when I tried to reconstruct some of the poses from my head!
Today I was really sick and tried to sleep it off around the time of class, waking up at night to find that not only do I feel worse, but there aren't a lot of good places to draw people at night even if I was to feel like leaving.
I'll try to make it up sometime- this past day just wasn't a drawing type of day. Sorry!
Another in-class session. Lots of fun coming up with scenarios with the likes of brooms and baseball bats. Almost all of them were 3 minutes. I've kinda surprised myself with how much I could get done in 3 minutes...
Alas, poor Yorick!
Old man and miner woman.
Angry mob guy. I decided to make him into the classic farmer. And made my teacher look like Abe Lincoln...
Old mountain man pointing something out to his grandson/daughter. Either a shooting star or a yeti.
Wizard guy! Fun with lighting and hair. I like how this one came out despite the "broken" fingers, haha. It makes me think "Disney" for some reason.
"Posidusa" - Started out drawing Poseidon but made them into Medusa with a seaweed dress. And the 2nd drawing is pretty self-explanatory.
Guy on top left is supposed to be cold. I repositioned the legs to suggest knocking knees but I think he just has to go to the bathroom now. Top right is a ventriloquist. And the bottom is supposed to be a vampire in a snowstorm. Should've drawn snow... I forgot :-(
Top left is a drug dealer. I ran out of time to draw a customer though...
And bottom right is a tranny on a cell phone. Well, I started out drawing a man but decided to make it female midway through. Instant shemale.
Hey, some of these are actually from Mr. Tardino's saturday art program for highschoolers. What's cool is that he has costumed models pose. I drew there to because... a.) I like costumed model drawing, and b.) I wanted to get ahead in this class because I'm going to be very busy for the next week and a half.
Luckily my medium and focus lined up well with the guidelines.
Sorry I don't have too much in the way of background. (I only just saw your last comment.) I'll try to make up for it next round.