10:15 PM, Monday September 4th 2023
Hi H0zynt! I'll be checking your homework :)
Good job on drawing so many animals!
I'll go in parts, highlighting anything that can be worked on:
Organic Intersections: These are great! They seriously look like each one is resting on top of the previous one (gravity effect). Nice job with the shadows although the leftmost one on the first page makes the sausage look like it's floating.
As I started looking at these, I quickly noticed that you are correctly defining the base shapes (cranium, ribcage, pelvis).
I like that you worked the tail of the first dog on the left as a fluid 2D shape; it adds good rhythm to the drawing. It contrasts with the stiffer, less natural tail of the dog on the right. I would advise you to work them more like in the first example.
Good work also adding additional masses to the base ones, the intersections of these look appropriate each.
I want to talk about the texture drawing. These are close to what it is to draw the silhouette of each little piece of texture. In this course we avoid doing that, because as in these drawings, it looks a bit stiff and disharmonious with the empty spaces of the drawing.
It is preferred that you draw only the shadows of the main texture pieces. This way the detail is only implied and doesn't feel incoherent with the rest of the drawing. I know this can be difficult to understand in words alone so here are some images: 1 - 2 - 3.
On another subject, the legs could do with a better design. It is common among students not to add more shapes to the sausages that form the foundation of the legs, even though these give them much more realism and life. In this image I contrast the somewhat stiff attempts at a homework assignment with demonstrations where I add more three-dimensional shapes. You will notice how much it changes when you apply this.
On corrections the last thing I can advise is a more strategic use of lineweight. Many drawings like the bird, the eagle or the crane have good constructions but they are overshadowed because all the lines blend together. A more strategic lineweight plus shading could give much more interest to these drawings.
I think this image can serve as an example of how to apply lineweight. Notice how in the middle you have a lot of lines belonging to various shapes. Using lineweight separates the shapes in the foreground from the ones behind. The closer a shape is compared to the others, the more lineweight it has. You can see the greatest application in the shape in the middle.
Finally, I must congratulate the great variety of animals and poses. I encourage you to keep at it. For drawing different and numerous scenarios will help you see your strengths and weaknesses from different angles and give you ideas on how to improve what is needed.
Conclusion: You can move on to the next lesson. But remember to use lineweight in a strategic way in your next drawings. And start working harder on the shadows cast from your textures. Good luck with your next step!