Been a bit absent the last couple of weeks, completely focused on sorting out and arranging brushes within PS to become more effective in my drawing in the months and future to come.
Here’s a drawing I did in class as an exercise,following a tutorial by Levente Peterffy from “Digital Painting Techniques”.
Learning a new approach, this one was done working from the outside inward, focusing on silhouettes and how the light hits.
*Phew* It’s been a while, but I have been incredibly busy over the past few months; so I got a lot to show you.
I started my last year of Concept Artist in eveningclasses (3rd year), and it will be all about working on my portfolio.
So, since I still have so much too learn and develop as personal skills, I decided to add on top of that as a personal challenge trying to get x1 drawing done (or as far as I can get) per week.
Whilst learning new techniques and implementing more and more color use, lighting and composition.
Here’s my first I did, meant only as a concept. An exercise for creating a fictitious cover for a possible comic/novel.
At the same time getting reacquainted with the use of Painter.
Next up is vehicle drawing in perspective.
I went and followed Scott Robertson’s “Basic perspective form drawing” to get an understanding of how to approach the build-up.
It helped me a lot gaining insight!
So, this is my first car drawn after additional knowledge (design by Scott Robertson).
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain:
After a recent teaching by Wim Tilkin in my class of Advanced Digital Drawing about the proper use of your full capabilities, it rekindled the interest and showed me once again the importance of the ability to train using the right side of our brain.
Following this wonderful book by author Betty Edwards “The new Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”, I went and started doing exercises that teach you to shift from the left side of your brain (the verbal and mathematical side) to the use of the right side of your brain (the visual and spatial side).
A first such exercise is by drawing upside-down: where the original is flipped vertically and you draw from it the exact same way.
I decided to refrain from using an eraser and leave the endresult as is, with any faults made.
To show my results I flipped them back after.
New thumbnails, this time with a better grasp of the tonal range without going too far into bright white or towards full black.
The next step is to pick the best striking thumbnail and start adding detail to it, as shown in the second picture.
And finishing it off with mood setting by use of light and shadow in the third picture.
Last thursday we received our second new class for this year, called Prop- & Set-design.
And after hearing what we can expect from this course, I was well excited because these two new classes ( with Advanced Digital Drawing on tuesdays) are exactly the kind of subjects I would otherwise have wanted to learn as next,myself.
Because we will tackle the subject of perspective, an important part in the process of learning how to draw.
Starting with 1point- & 2points-perspectives.
With what I’ve learned so far I decided to try implement it already in an excercise of my own with the drawing of a hallway with pillars, and add the tonal values to it.
I partially followed a tutorial from the magazine 2D Artist.