Lesson 3: Applying Construction to Plants
5:16 AM, Wednesday June 16th 2021
I finished Drawabox lesson 3! It was fun to follow along Uncomfortable's drawing demos and being able to apply the principles and concepts presented in them, can't help but celebrate on my own for all the work I have done so far on Drawabox and outside of it (50% rule and other courses).
I mostly aced things like:
And looking at my references
I did face many difficulties like:
Unable to wrap my head around flat forms (like leaves) flowing through space mostly when they start bending
Unable to make a confident flowing branch
My line confidence just disappearing in some of my homework
Forgetting or straight up ignoring things that Uncomfortable really want you to follow and do
And being really impatient when came to details
From time to time you will notice my pen running out of ink, sadly during some Drawabox sessions I didn't have a decent pen on me, fineliners are really expensive and I'm eating them all up considering I was doing lesson 3 alongside the 25 texture challenge.
I have a lot of plant drawings here the actual submissions are the first 8 you will come across, the other 6 (the ones we follow along in the Drawabox page) are only there to help give more context to my ability of constructing plants with volume compared to my plants like flowers and leaves.
I gone through the extra work of drawing more plants because my family has a garden and I honestly really wanted to construct the plants we have, not really to impress my family (they're not super interested with the stuff I do in Drawabox) but honestly to develop a better eye for references because my mind kept looking at the plants and I can't help but see through them, it makes a huge difference looking at the actual thing than photo references. If you want to compare my drawings to the references here is the link to the pictures I took of them (https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1t078hWUSPiFA3kVAWIUX2GoxNqgxtQ35).
Thank you in advance for taking the time to check out my work and critiquing it. The Drawabox community is definitely one of the best art communities out there.