Having too much detail

7:58 AM, Monday July 20th 2020

I'm currently doing lesson 3 of Drawabox, and I often notice that when I draw a plant, it comes out as messy because I seem to be putting in too much detail in places.

For instance, for a sunflower that I recently drew, it looks like I've put in too many circles in the main stem where the branches connect. I wanted to place the branches somewhat close to each other. Therefore, this meant that I had to draw circles close to each other, like in the branches exercise. I realise that Uncomfortable said that these are not meant to be pretty drawings. However, when I compare my own work to his own constructional drawings, mine looks really messy and too distracting, specifically in those areas.

Should this be, or should I position the circles someplace else (Here's the image: https://imgur.com/hkoK2x1)

Many thanks.

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2:04 PM, Monday July 20th 2020
edited at 2:08 PM, Jul 20th 2020

You can add line weights (shadow) to determine which need to be more visible. For your case, the branches should weight more than the ellipses inside. Or you ought not to use too much pressure to the ellipses themselves.

One more thing, petals, leaves from the back or in the front should fold more. https://d15v304a6xpq4b.cloudfront.net/lesson_images/826c1a46.jpg

edited at 2:08 PM, Jul 20th 2020
5:28 PM, Monday July 20th 2020
edited at 9:22 PM, Jul 20th 2020

Thanks for the reply. I'll try that then. Just curious, should I still be draw through smaller ellipses twice just like regular ellipses?

Also, which petals of mine were you specifically talking about that needed to be folded more?

edited at 9:22 PM, Jul 20th 2020
2:09 AM, Tuesday July 21st 2020

It's about construction, so a little messy is alright.

You should carefully look at your pref, it varies from each preference.

6:53 AM, Tuesday July 21st 2020

Sorry, are you saying that some plants have folding leaves and others don't, and that I should draw accordingly? What should I do if a leaf/petal doesn't fold that much? For instance, sunflower petals don't have as much folding as those of a daisy. Do you think I should have folded those more?

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