Lesson 2: Contour Lines, Texture and Construction
8:33 PM, Saturday July 4th 2020
Thank you again in advance for the thorough critiques you do! I have some points I want to discuss on:
Pens : I felt my fineliner was of a bad quality, so I tried other things I had at home. I felt a special Optiflow pen did a better job than the fineliner at creating that rich bold mark, so I switched. At first I used the blue at home and commanded a black Sharpies (didn’t find other brands) and black Optiflows (just in case the sharpies weren’t good enough). In summary, I switch from bad fineliner to blue Optiflow to black Optiflow and to the final Sharpie during this lesson. The first picture of this lesson is comparing the different pens and I want your opinion on the Optiflows (are they good enough?).
Warm Ups: For now I used ghosted planes and tables of ellipses for warm ups. Should I do other exercise? What would help me specifically?
I am aware that the big boxes in my form intersections exercises are completely wrong. For some reason drawing big boxes makes it harder for me (my sketchbook is 14” per 11”), and it was the first box of the page so that didn’t help!
On the final page (organic intersections), I lost myself on what was in front and what was behind. I think I put too much shapes on the first one.