Group run through creative environment design week 1 art and feedback



  • @JerrySketchyArt

    Here's what I mean. It's a good way to figure out 3d shapes without having to worry as much about converging lines. Then once everything's figured out you can play around with placing the building in more realistic perspective 🙂

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  • Thanks to everyone who has responded so far.

    @Braden-Hallett I will definitely do it in an isometric style next time. I think you mentioned that after I posted it before. Certainly makes things easier to read at this design stage!

    Question on the alignment: Wasn't our goal on these to make things more interesting and less symmetrical? I imagined this being built like an ocean or riverfront property, where one side is more interesting and would only need balconies looking one direction. (And tried to stick to the thumbnail)

    @Heather-Boyd Good call on the lines. I was practicing with a new drawing monitor and really wanted to practice. 😛 Definitely not consistent though. I'll keep that in mind.

    @MichaelaH I think this raises a good question of what type of details we should put into this phase. I was trying to keep time spent to a minimum since this wouldn't actually be shown publicly (normally).

    How detailed is too detailed in this phase? How accurate would something like a window need to be? My thought process was basically "could I build a 3d model out of this?" I'm interested to see how far others take this phase with the details.



  • @JerrySketchyArt said in Group run through creative environment design week 1 art and feedback:

    Question on the alignment: Wasn't our goal on these to make things more interesting and less symmetrical? I imagined this being built like an ocean or riverfront property, where one side is more interesting and would only need balconies looking one direction. (And tried to stick to the thumbnail)

    Absolutely! And thinking asymmetrically and focussing on the thirds and fifths I think is great 🙂



  • @Braden-Hallett great point. I'll go about adding a log pole support type thing.



  • My stab at the house part of exercise #4. Trees are a lot easier for me -I will take a stab at the iso diagram version for this. That was last on row 1.

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  • Isometric House Exercise #4.jpg

    Not perfect but finished. Now I haven't been on week 2 -spoilers -now I can! 🙂
    @Braden-Hallett Now I know some of my issues but feedback is good too. Had some issues with roof tiles specifically and it was far more challenging doing the isometric version - but was able to put How To Draw Everything course more into practise.

    Thanks and anybody else is always welcomed to comment.



  • @Heather-Boyd Hey, I'm still going to give a little feedback.
    On the side view, it looks like the roof is passing the wall, while on the top view it looks like the roof stops where the wall starts. From this angle I was expecting the roof to cover a little of the window.

    Love your work by the way. I wished mine could look so clean.



  • @murielle That's a good catch thanks, that's an easy fix.



  • I worked on Worksheets 1 and 2 again after I watched past 50 minutes on the Reference Video to create them from my head mostly with a bit of help from the shapes I found in my house. I started and finished these today.

    This time please let me know which ones don't really meet the 3rds and/or 5ths Rule - some are more natural and others I had to stop and see if they were working with the rule. @Braden-Hallett and everyone else 🙂 always appreciative.

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  • @Heather-Boyd I can't see a single one that looks boring or too symmetrical 😃

    Some of those tree shapes are super neat. I particularly like the three in the second row that are growing near/on cliff faces.

    I think with the trees I may keep in mind balance. Throwing some small objects on the other end of the teeter totter to help balance out some of the big swooping flowing shapes.

    Awesome work!



  • @Braden-Hallett My mother agrees, we call that particular one the woman with swooping hair. I like my trees with personality and attitude. Now when you say small objects -do you mean as part of the tree -branches or other elements - which I tried to do with the cliff?

    Thanks -my free choice are birds far more challenging for me.



  • I mean tree elements 🙂



  • @Heather-Boyd said in Group run through creative environment design week 1 art and feedback:

    Isometric House Exercise #4.jpg

    Not perfect but finished. Now I haven't been on week 2 -spoilers -now I can! 🙂
    @Braden-Hallett Now I know some of my issues but feedback is good too. Had some issues with roof tiles specifically and it was far more challenging doing the isometric version - but was able to put How To Draw Everything course more into practise.

    Thanks and anybody else is always welcomed to comment.

    @Heather-Boyd I feel your pain. Roof tile drive me nuts 😅

    Nice work with the isometric perspective!

    I think out of all your silhouettes, this is the one that I find just ever so slightly off balance. That's my one issue 🙂



  • @Braden-Hallett Yes I tried to balance it better with chimney weight. Thanks for your thoughts.



  • Free choice - birds - a bit more tricky.

    I think next week will be my week 2. This was a tough week my father started his depression and anxiety classes and his mother just passed early this morning, she was 92.

    For all who celebrate Good Friday - reflection ❤

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  • @Heather-Boyd Tough week indeed 😞 You do what you need to do.



  • I am on week 1 and questioning exercise 1, silhouettes. I have watched vids intro thru POV so far.
    When I did the first 3 silhouettes trying to use variants of 3 basic shapes, I notice I do not have a vision of a building in my head. I am just putting shapes down on paper. Since I am not thinking of a building image, there is no perspective or POV. I thought this was correct way to approach the exercise until Will said in the reference video that too often we make up things in our head instead of drawing from reference. Should I be using references for exercises 1-4 for week 1?
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  • @BichonBistro first time I went through I used reference and then the second time I watched and realised I wasn't suppose to, so I just scribbled some shapes -what felt awkward and natural. Don't be afraid.



  • Hey! I'm new to the forum and haven't found a chance to join the conversation yet, since time has been a bit tight. I was really inspired by all your work above though, some great exercises and even better results there! I'm not subscribed to the lessons, so I'm not sure if it's okay for me to work along from what I see you try, but seeing all those thumbnails I wanted to try some too. Haven't had the time to work on proper objective views, but I look forward to trying my hand at some more studies and thumbnails in future 🙂

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  • @Nathalie-Kranich These are faboulous! Thank you for joining in inspite of not taking the class, that's bold - and it doesn't bother me. I have a huge heart for your trees ❤ there is so much variety.


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