Lesson 5: Applying Construction to Animals

7:04 AM, Saturday May 14th 2022

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Some of these animals gave me a decent bit of trouble and admittedly I also reaaaallly still struggle a LOT with ghosting and drawing from my arm (I think? Honestly I find it hard to tell if I'm doing it right or not most of the time)

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4:38 AM, Sunday May 15th 2022

For your organic intersections: you have been able to express the mass and solidity of the forms well. You can extend the shadows falling on the forms to convey them better. The shadow follows the curvature of the form beneath it.

For your animal constructions: You should make the sizes of the eye sockets bigger so that the eyeballs fits inside it and the eyelids can enclose the eyeballs. The eye sockets and muzzle follow the planes of the skull/head.

Also, try to add contour lines sparsely and only when required. http://imgur.com/a/AI9CRxY

Think about what each line is meant to accomplish and draw them with intent.

In conclusion, you have managed to capture the forms of the animals and their different parts. While taking a few points into consideration, you can proceed to the next challenge.

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4:39 AM, Sunday May 15th 2022


(Reference for how to extend shadows in organic intersections)

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