Nov 17, 2011

Life drawing..... why did I handed this in!?

This time I bring to you my first vca 2nd year life drawing assignment: gestures, contour, and boxes.
But seriously why did I handed this awful things in!? I blame the person sitting next to me at the time I made that decision! He or she should have told me how bad these were. But oh well.... here they are...
First, the gestures. I found out that I'm horrible at drawing if I don't do a gesture first, which I think is not bad.... but I should be able to do more than that. This first one is the one I like the most of the two. Its incomplete, but I find the upper part is somehow strong. I enjoy doing gestures :p

 Look at this! her position in the page is terrible, plus her legs are skinnier than they should be

 Now we come to the boxes (this had a name, but I don't remember it right now) I guess you can tell what the assignment was about by looking at the drawing. We were supposed to recreate the model's pose using boxes, but I found this kind of confusing, I didn't know how much detail to add to it. For example, if it had to be more like planes than like boxes, but I wasn't sure how to explain this at that time.
 Next is a contour... of Ron! the best model ever! I think this went well, considering how bad I am at contour drawings. I don't know if its just me or my line quality is improving. One thing I would change though its his hair... he has more and longer hair.
Okay... maybe I don't dislike these drawings so much, but the fact that I think they're bad hopefully means I'm improving...

Nov 14, 2011

Photorealistic huh?

Well, hello people. Today I present to you.... my various attempts in photorealism :) I'm gonna highlight that, ATTEMPTS  Yes, I don't consider myself good at it, that's why I'm aiming to a more cartoony thing. Anyway this was part of my Imaging systems class, which I prefer to call "technical headache provoking drawing" Oh perspective! my dear... um... I don't like you.
 Here is my second attempt (I lost the first one, and it was awful) my desktop lamp
I think I actually liked this one. I know the base is all distorted, but I put a lot of effort into it, I promise! also the shade on the bulb is kind of oversized, I'm not perfect. period.
Now my third attempt, and the final project, which I kinda like, but at the same time I feel like I could have done this a lot better, or I don't know. It just looked better in my mind.

The first one, is the wireframe we always had to do for every project. For some reason, every time I look at it in person, I feel prouder about the wireframe than for the final piece. But now that I look at the picture I think I like the final more. I was inspired by the gothic style, more specifically Notre-Dame. Do you see the heart on the side window? that was my idea! :D but I think it looks better in the small window at the front. Some of the reasons I don't like it are the perspective of the waterfall (yeah I don't like perspective) and the fact that it doesn't seem like someone would actually live there... as I said, it looked better in my mind.

Now I'm remembering something my drawing teacher told me to do:

PERSPECTIVE IS MY FRIEND PERSPECTIVE IS MY FRIEND PERSPECTIVE IS MY FRIEND PERSPECTIVE IS MY FRIEND.... he actually wanted me to write this like a kinder garden kid learning the abc..  I wonder If I'll ever be able to grasp this concept.

By the way, I used copic markers for both. This didn't turn out so well, but I loved those markers <3