And it comes with a anatomical reference too!
Anyways I spent about 6-7 hours on this and it's been worth every moment to practice my charcoalin' skills! The past three weeks, in class, using charcoal and all the tools that came with it was completely out of my comfort zone...
Three weeks later I'm starting to get the hang of it... And I've only scratched the surface! Let me know what ya think! (Oh and yes I like being silly and putting up selfies of myself, ya got a problem with that?)
Darkspeeds in 'think' mode...
Darkspeeds in 'WTF's goin' on?' mode...!
Homework didn't require any rendering but I wanted to spent extra time to practice rendering since it'll be important for my other class with Jasper - Analysis and Form. We get to fully render a cartoon character of our liking!! How sweet is that?!
I'm pretty happy with this! First time I've ever drawn something like this with charcoal.
Alright, time for a well deserved break... Set it for about an hour and then it's back to Homework number two: Fully rendering a cartoon character of your choice using the 5-value system! LET'S ROCK n ROLL!!
Homework! And a curious Silver...
Yup, I've got a ton of homework from the Academy of Art university this week - pile it on baby!
Gonna take you guys inside as to what my studio setup looks like in my new apartment in San Francisco.
For my Figure Drawing assignment due this Tuesday I have to draw a nude female figure with charcoal on newsprint. The condition is that the class has to reproduce the figure with perfect proportions, tilts, line of action and weight distribution (ie. show balance in the figure's pose). I've spent the past three weeks accumulating what Mrs. Carla has taught us so far and it's been great to learn how to draw the human figure like the masters of fine art would do!
Here I've utilise a chair, a TV table and a mini stepladder to get me setup for homework. I've got at least four charcoal pencils sharpened and ready to go.
Below are photos of what it's like working on this particular homework at 3am. Time to get my ass back and show you guys what the finished drawing looks like in the next journal update! *puts back headphones and chills out to Sonic Adventure OST*
My current studio setup back in the apartment!
All important tools to complete my assignment due on Monday, this is what you guys need when drawing human figures with charcoal!
(Silver from GotF was, in fact, looking at that nude lady from 3rd avenue atelier studios in SFC...)
Getting the measurements right (half-way points via pubic synthesis, length to width ratio, proportions, tilts etc) is only half the battle. This step is the most important of all cuz if you don't have a solid foundation how are you going to get a kick ass looking rendered (and accurate) drawing at the end?
Thankfully the requirement is only to draw up the foundations - rendering is only optional but I want to give it a shot.
I'm pretty happy with the measurements at this point, but our lecturer encourages us to keep adjusting until it's right. Don't be surprised when you notice that the arm is too short or the face didn't match the width ratio of the body... I'll try to take a photo of the finished drawing on my next journal update. Till then have an awesome weekend!
Oh! And one last thing!
is almost complete with the next exciting chapter to her Ghosts of the Future
Be sure to stay tuned for this one! Her work in progress stuff was amazing
. Be sure to follow her on Tumblr, just click on Silver the Hedgehog below to proceed (and don't worry you won't be taken to a Sonic hentai site, promise!)