View Full Submission View Parent Comment
2 users agree
2:09 PM, Friday July 3rd 2020

I like the worked. I can see you put a lot of effort. The line works are mostly clean but still bumpy in a few places. The forms are very well placed. I would comment a few points:

  1. Work with shadows. It will help read you drawings a lot better. It will also help separate front from the back.

  2. I saw so many crosshatch that you did. Aesthetically it working but just as uncomfortable says you just a single contour will work better. I will needlessly take over the space. The 3d story has vanished from the drawings. Notice how the ones with less details are the ones looking much flatter.

  3. You need to put more thoughts in you marks. It will help a lot.

  4. Also these exercises are meant to be used a warmup. So, I am thinking you grinded a lot. Just take it slow. I am also doing a lot of drawing like you but taking it easy. I am taking these as warmups or form study.

  5. I also noticed that you are replicating light. Leave it for now. Focus on the marks. Once you control the marks properly creating values is just mark making. It will not be hard once you understand the forms. I would say try to represent the thing with less marks. That way you can have control.

I am not an expert myself. I just draw for recreational purposes but these are things I understood about drawing. So good luck.

Finally great work!!!! Keep it up.

Next Steps:

Move on to the insect drawing.

This community member feels the lesson should be marked as complete, and 2 others agree. The student has earned their completion badge for this lesson and should feel confident in moving onto the next lesson.
2:12 PM, Friday July 3rd 2020

Also man go big. These are small. Drawing big has its own merits. I like it because the proportion errors are much clearer. And you can put much more details. Your errors will be more visible.

Personally I like it because we can go ham.

3:34 AM, Monday July 6th 2020

Thanks for the feedback. I will try to keep the points you mentioned in mind for the future drawings. Happy learning!

The recommendation below is an advertisement. Most of the links here are part of Amazon's affiliate program (unless otherwise stated), which helps support this website. It's also more than that - it's a hand-picked recommendation of something I've used myself. If you're interested, here is a full list.
Color and Light by James Gurney

Color and Light by James Gurney

Some of you may remember James Gurney's breathtaking work in the Dinotopia series. This is easily my favourite book on the topic of colour and light, and comes highly recommended by any artist worth their salt. While it speaks from the perspective of a traditional painter, the information in this book is invaluable for work in any medium.

This website uses cookies. You can read more about what we do with them, read our privacy policy.