12 October 2011

Drawing Class Week #6 : Shading some Cubes

We started doing more in depth projects this week, including but not limited to: shading, lines, perspective, tone, angle, texture and shape!  A lot going on really, but with my 2D class learning almost the same things, I think I'm doing all right.

This was our in class assignment.

Draw the huge Styrofoam box in the middle of the classroom, and shade as you see it. "Draw from what you see, rather than what you think you see." I must say that to myself 20 million times a day now... My boxes aren't perfect, but I'm pretty happy with my shading so far.. it needs work, but eh.. :)

THEN, if you don't think it could get any tougher than that crazy insane intricate cube, my professor adds one more!

Here is my drawing:

I am certainly pleased with this one. :)  again, I am not any sort of professional here, but I like the way it looks. cube #2 is a bit wonky on the bottom, but eh.. I like it.

Our homework was to draw 3 cubes around the house in a pile.. everyone in class loved mine which was a big confidence booster. (thank you all ::sniffle::)
Once I take a good picture of it, i'll post it up for you guys to see!

We began class this week with a long 2, possibly 3 day drawing of LOTS of boxes. A huge, yet organized, pile of them! I'm pretty happy with where mine is right now, but since it's in class, I didn't get to take a photo of it yet... I will though!  I am unable to attend 2D design tonight, but I promise to make up the work and then share it with you. Enjoy your night!  :)

11 October 2011

Drawing Class Week #1-5

Wow, i can't believe that I am on week 6 already. I haven't shared any of my work from Drawing class. I was most excited to post my stuff from that class here too!

So... week #1 we learned about Blind Contour Drawings..
"The student, fixing their eyes on the outline of the model or object, draws the contour very slowly in a steady, continuous line without looking at the paper."

I drew my own hand, and a few objects in class that I didn't take photos of... and for homework that week we had to draw a piece of lettuce 2 times.
As you can see.... i didn't look at the paper very much at all! (which is the point) ... its cool how features end up in the completely wrong place. It was funny when i got to look for the first time. haha.

Week 2 was Semi-Blind Contour drawings... Pretty much the same idea, except this time you can glance at the paper to see how its going, but once your pencil starts moving, you must look away. Not allowed to look as you draw. Its cleaner and more organized, but still has the same wonky distorted feel to it. Here is my homework for that week.
antique sewing bobbin, votive holder and bamboo.
Week #3 and 4 .. We learned about the rule of thirds, as we did in my 2D Class.
During the drawing class we made some drawings based on still life in the room following the rule of thirds.
Subject in either of the 4 "hot spots" on the page, never centered.
That wicker basket was a pain in my arse!
My homework that week:
big silk flower, small pyrex, and a mason jar filled with buttons!

We've finally started on shading and light sources and angles and things! We drew many boxes last class and had to draw a bunch for homework.. I'll share those another time. This post is long enough as it is!!

6 hours til Drawing class tonight!

also, I had some other drawings but my professor asked if he could put them in the display case. :)  Again, I'm sure no big deal, but to me I felt very honored. I'm new to this college thing... so to have the approval of my professor, and to be doing things correctly and well enough to make it into the case was an incredible honor for me.  :) It's silly, but I'm excited to see them in the case. :)

Thanks for reading, and your critiques!