Lesson 3: Applying Construction to Plants
1:03 PM, Wednesday August 10th 2022
Finally completed Lesson 3! This has honestly been a long time coming. More than half a year has passed since I handed in my last homework owed largely in part to starting my new job, I've been met with so many challenges and soul-crushing moments I honestly thought I'd never pick up my pen again. After a lot of reflecting, I came back to Drawabox and finished up the final 8 plants and I'm glad I did - I'm not proud of my work, I've made a lot of mistakes and overestimations drawing most of these plants - but damn if I didn't enjoy myself.
Texture and detail is something I found to be difficult to capture and translate to my drawings. I understand it's not required, but I felt like I wanted to attempt and practice on the final four plants. I'll be honest, I feel like I botched a lot of what I could have, and I'd like to come back to these flowers/plants are re-attempt them again. The process itself was enjoyable, but I find it really hard not to be overloaded with what I'm seeing and bogged down/impatient by the mountain of detail.
I did end up drawing the same plants Uncomfortable used in his demos, but I used different stock photos all save for the potato plant which was my first attempt (please ignore the inaccurate numbering, I labeled before I started drawing and didn't scratch it out).
Once again, thank you so much in advance for the critiques - really appreciate your time and effort! :)