Lesson 4: Applying Construction to Insects and Arachnids
6:16 AM, Friday January 8th 2021
criticism will be well received
Congrats on finishing lesson 4!
Organic Forms with Contour Curves:
The outlines that make up the forms are mostly smooth. The contours are also well drawn but they have to the problem of curving in too intensly, making a sharp C shape. I also had this problem and it really flattens the form, removing the illusion of being a round blob. Think about the curves as still being part of an ellipse as that is what it is. Exaggerate your contours and your forms will be very round and appear to have lots of volume!
Good work on these. While I do not have your refernces in front of me, I can see that you made construction and committed to the construction that you put down. That is the important part and you accomplished that. I can also see that the contour wrap around the forms more than in the organic forms. I can also see contours in places like the eyes, and its clear to me that you were thinking in a 3-d way, so awesome job with that! One critique I do have is on the last picture with the spider and its cast shadow. The cast shadow should also have shadows coming from the other legs, not just the front legs. I think you definitely are ready to move on to the next lesson.
Keep Drawing and having fun!