Lesson 2: Contour Lines, Texture and Construction
4:14 PM, Monday September 28th 2020
Hello there, again.
Had a marvelous time with this one. Shame it took me so much but such are the times...
So behold, my observations:
As before, I haven't restricted myself from exploring the tasks, which sometimes resulted in messiness (in all provided drawings). Call it a homework instructions abusement, but I find it necessary evil for me to absorb the purpose of exercises and develop the required mindset. I also prevented myself from hiding mistakes (more or less successfully) so they are clearly visible (miscalculations were made...).
Adding line weight on an existing line is something that keeps bothering me. It seems I am unable to set the right measure and often end in screwing up the existing line itself in the lack of control. I also often end up being unsure if applying line is even necessary or if one single confident stroke (as stressed out) is a good idea in place where smaller strokes forming a big curvy line should suffice. I mean, how do you event put a line weight on a long line without breaking it?! Perhaps I should just keep practicing superimposing on its own.
I keep finding myself in the situations where I lack confidence and forget to utilize ghosting and planning - being too careful at some and quite reckless at other times. Still, I think I am getting better at finding the middle ground.
I am absolutely mortified of shading in drawing so those exercises where kind of baptism with fire. Not satisfied with the result (and finding the ''right'' texture to use was a bitch as most of the ones I found were quite wacky and I didn't want to start with them... but I eventually forced myself to do them anyway) but this should get me somewhere.
I'm looking forward to the construction exercises but I had to find lot of courage to tackle intersections first (guess I gotta draw a few thousand boxes more to finally do it right... couple of pyramids, too). I can't even recall the amount of confusion I got here, but I'm generally satisfied with the result as I learned a lot (no mater the ugliness).
Any advice is highly appreciated, as always.