My apologies for the delay… Prior church commitments kept me from staying on track, and I feel like I’m playing catchup, but, so be it.
The challenge for day 5 was “refine”. We were given 7 choices, and were asked to select one, and go with it. They were:
Evil Space Villain
I kicked a couple of ideas around on a sheet– Bigfoot, a skull, even a pelican.
But I kept coming back to the “villain” idea. So I took it, and refined it a bit. The end result is on the second sheet. Here’s a close-up.
Nowhere in the directions did it say the villain had to be humanoid. And, even though the idea of a human being considered evil in space is appealing and potentially more frightening, I decided to go with something a little more insect-like in nature.
How did yours come out? I’m going to check stuff out later and see what others created.
Gotta admit, I’m really enjoying these challenges.
For day 3, we were give a reference sheet and asked to “draw what we saw”. I ended up seeing, among other things, a couple of dogs, a somewhat angry bird-like creature, some sushi, a funky-looking toe, a person ready to go fencing. There’s even a little stick man surfing.
It’s been a long while since I last did continuous line drawings– day 2’s challenge. Specifically, we were challenged with creating:
A smiling face
A hand holding a soda bottle
a man riding a unicycle
a running dog
Here are my drawings.
A smiling face. I tried several (you might see bits of them on some of the other images). With this one, I felt satisfied with the results.
Now, the directions didn’t state HOW the bottle was supposed to be held. Again, I tried a couple of different approaches. This was the winner for me.
The man on a unicycle. I’ve never drawn a unicycle before, so I needed some photo reference. I tried one in a side view, but getting the pedals and the unicycle the way I wanted was a pain. I found a “dead-on” shot of a unicycle, and it occurred to me that using that angle would work with the structure of the cycle, especially because I was dealing with one line.
My running dog. Again, I needed photo reference, and found a cute bulldog puppy to use.
Yesterday was the beginning of a 21-day drawing challenge course on Lynda.com (you can find out more here). The day’s first challenge was to draw a cat. Frankly, I’ve always felt animals were one of my weak areas, so I would qualify this as a definite “challenge”. That said, here’s the piece I did yesterday.
Are you also doing the challenge? If so, share it ’round the inter webs– Twitter, Facebook, Instagram– and tag it with #draw21days. I know I’ll be checking out what other folks are doing from time to time.