Lesson 2: Contour Lines, Texture and Construction
10:21 PM, Wednesday July 8th 2020
Any feedback, would be amazing. Good luck looking at my exercises :D
Lines in your arrows are pretty confident which is good, but they have some issues:
-Your arrows don't get bigger as they get closer to the viewer, check this
-Hatching lines are a bit rushed, take your time with them. Another thing is that it's better to do them as straight lines even if the surface of the arrows is curved. When drawing curved hatching lines following the form it's very easy to mess one up, which will completely break the illusion of 3d. Stick to straight hatching for this reason.
-You're also no applying lineweight to overlaps, it's pretty useful so I recommend trying it out.
Organic forms are mostly looking good, but you have some of them that don't adhere to the simple forms you should be aiming for . Another thing is that your lines are wobbly. With curves as well as with lines you should always prioritize confidence over accuracy.
And lastly, you're not hooking some of the curves, which make them look flat when you miss the contours, take care into each line and make them hook as explained in the lesson.
In textures you're doing mostly a good job in capturing cast shadow shapes. There are a few places where you've relied on drawing the contours on the forms however. Remember that you should only draw cast shadows, you shouldn't outline entire forms.
Analysis looks good overall, though there are some places where you might have scribbled a bit, make sure every shape you draw has purpose, think about every shape and the purpose it serves before drawing it.
On form intersections you're doing mostly a good job at making those forms resemble like they share the same space, though you got some forms where you've gone a bit extreme on the foreshortening. Remember that to accomplish this, you need to draw consistent foreshortening on all forms you draw, and it's easier to do so with shallow foreshortening, so focus on it.
Here, you got your forms looking more or less solid, but they have a few issues:
1.Draw simple forms, like in previous exercises.
2.Draw through your forms always.
3.Hook your contours, like in previous exercises.
4.Shadows follow the form they're being casted on, be sure to think about it.
Pointed the issues out here so it would be a bit more clear.
To make sure you understood what I mentioned, I want to see:
1 page of organic forms with contour lines
1 page of organic intersections
Good luck and keep it up!
First off, big thanks for such a comprehensive review of my lesson. I applied the advice you gave me and I think it helped me, sure there are things that look wacky, but hooking the lines really helps out to portray the illusion of 3D space. I still don't get the shadows of organic forms in a good logical understandanding and a lot of it is intuition and guess work. Either way, thank you once again and I am shipping my revisions to you as requested.
Overall you're making good progress so I'm marking this as complete, pay attention to what I said specially in your warmups so you can practice the exercise correctly, good luck in lesson 3 and keep it up!