Saturday, May 24, 2014

Animal Drawing Week 3

Homework was about prey animal basic shapes construction. I used the cows grazing in front of my place.  Not very happy about the result but I have made progress understanding the volumes. The rear end is still a mystery tough.
Here is the page I submitted (5 least horrible).

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Animal Drawing Week 2

Here is the stuff I submitted for the second week of the animal drawing class. We had to do at least twenty "skeletal gestures" and submit the best five


"I went to different locations.
Monday at the circus zoo, lot of horses. Didn't draw much but I observed a lot. Tuesday wen to a local farm for the cows, struggled to draw some gestures, took pictures and drew some of them back at home(first image). Wednesday, went to the zoological museum, drew some skeletons. Thursday, drew some gestures from animal toys. And finally friday, went again to the zoological museum to draw ungulates. Here are my 5 favourites, except for the cow, they were all done from life.
I had a lot of trouble with the proportions (neck) and the gestures are way too stiff but I am happy with the homework, it was fun and I learned a lot. I have the impression I have a better understanding of the animal structure (before that, I had the barrel with sticks model in mind haha) and it will (hopefully) help me when drawing moving animals or from imagination."

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Animal Drawing Week 1

I have started the animal drawing class at CGMA with Jonathan Kuo. This is what I handed over for the week 1 assignment. We had to do 20 traceovers of horse and show the 5 bests. It was about showing the main volumes and indicating the landmarks. It was my first time I worked digitally, just bought a cheap bamboo tablet and downloaded FireAlpaca. Results are quite terrible, it's like being 5 year old again. Very difficult to draw accurately.

The second assignment was more traditional: 20 pages of basic shapes, could only complete 11, here are the 5 best we had to show.