Lesson 5: Applying Construction to Animals
7:46 PM, Tuesday June 21st 2022
Quick context: the first few were me attempting to follow along with the videos, which is why they're way below my average. It wasn't until after I just did the first cat image that someone on the discord pointed out that I should use the informal demos instead, hence the laughably gigantic jump in quality by the second cat image. I was mostly following the Donkey informal demo, which is why a few of them have the backlegs as shilouettes; it took me a few drawings to realize that most of mine looked better without that.
I don't want to trivialize this lesson's challenge by calling it fun, but it was satisfying to get to this stage; when I stopped drawing for fun as a kid, it was over frustration at not being able to draw animals properly. Plus, they're naturally something I need to get comfortable with before I can draw humanoids, which is the other thing I mainly want to draw. While my line quality is still quite shameful (even since starting 20 minute warmup sessions) and the fact I still can't wrap forms around each other is embaressing, this is the first lesson where I've really felt like I'm starting to become someone who can draw what they want, even if that's still years away.