Group run through creative environment design week 1 art and feedback

  • @BichonBistro I'm so sorry I only realized that when I saw some others XD I don't have the exercise sheets myself! Your forth row ones seemed to get better, with more negative space, I feel. The others just suffer like you said yourself from shapes blending together, but as long as you keep that in mind I bet knocking out some more thumbnails will soon proof much easier!

  • @murielle hahaha cheers XD You have some really cool stuff on your website, I like the water colours and drawings a lot :3 you got an instagram to follow you on?

  • @Nathalie-Kranich yes, more negative space needed! yours are great examples ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    unexpected overnight guests last night, but getting back to it tonight, thanks!

  • @BichonBistro I look forward to seeing more then! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I'm still trying to find some time to get started on the week 2 exercises, but they look rather time consuming. Some people did some really detailed studies - I think I'd rather paint a 100 more thumbnails. XD

  • Figured I would try to catch up to everyone and get started on this class. This is what I have so far. Feel free to make any critiques. I decided to do both an objective and subjective view for exercise #4.

    Also, extra points to anyone who can guess what I was going for with #8 on exercise #3. Lol.






  • @Buddy-Skelton Nice work!

    #8 is totally a boot, yes? There was an old woman who lived in a shoe and all that ๐Ÿ™‚ ?

    You certainly chose an interesting design for the objective and subjective view. Keeping something consistent at that angle is tough!

  • @Braden-Hallett You got it! Bonus (imaginary) points for you!! Lol. But yeah, doing the perspective on that one was kinda challenging. Still not sure its sound in that aspect though.

  • @Buddy-Skelton i dig this, no pun intended

  • @Heather-Boyd I keep looking at the work here and try to figure out โ€œhow did they come up with that?!โ€ Itโ€™s becoming clear I may still be on the first 4 exercises by the time everybody else has finished ๐Ÿ˜ซ. I tried to work quickly in an attempt to โ€œplayโ€ in #8 and not run off the page. In #13, #14, #15 I tried to think of a location (but forgot about usability) as @Nathalie-Kranich suggested.

    The โ€œbeach-houseโ€ seems to have become yet another village that bears no resemblance to the house that was in my head-it is almost as if my pen is on auto-pilot, detached from my brain! #14 was supposed to be a lighthouse next to its adjacent lightkeeperโ€™s residence, but the actual residence shape was so boring I couldnโ€™t think of a way to make it interesting aside from adding on projections that donโ€™t make sense and again, I trailed off the page. #15 is supposed to be a gingerbread house, where I noticed my tendency is to work top-down, rather than establishing a footprint and working up as @demotlj suggested.

    Thinking trees may be less frustrating as @Heather-Boyd found, but am already quaking at the thought of turning a silhouette into an objective drawing (still wrapping my head around that concept, as Iโ€™ve never heard it before) ๐Ÿ˜จ

    Back to the week 1!CECFDD19-08CE-4C36-B7AE-EA4877011090.jpeg

  • @Buddy-Skelton another group of WOW exercises that inspires awe!

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  • @BichonBistro I love your whole lower row! these turned out really nice, I can picture them in a background of an environmental painting somewhere, a little fantastical, locations of interest. Nice work!

  • @BichonBistro I really like your last row -you have made pretty nice progress. It's struggle for all of us -so much too learn -it can bog us down and put us to stop (personal experience). Your not tied down to a silhouette -meaning you might have an idea in your head but if it doesn't come out quite the same way, make another and another -you'll work in those practises and find you may like something else along the way. Also I am still on week 3 so you may catch up to me. Don't worry about object drawings yet -deal with what's in front of you and work through it as you are able and to the degree you want to pursue it -you can always come back later.

    Writing helps me put all my thoughts down and it helps me remember what's important -now I need to take my own advice.

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  • @BichonBistro I definitely found trees to be less trouble ๐Ÿ™‚

    I think these look really good, though! It's amazing how quickly everyone's silhouettes go from fairly basic to intricate between rows 2 and 4 ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    Lookin' forward to seein' the trees!

  • 8.9.19
    I know I'm jumping into this super late, but I just wanted to toss my worksheets into the mix. Thank you @Braden-Hallett for creating these threads! It's really cool to be able to see everyone else's work. It makes it feel more like a traditional class where you can walk around and peer over your classmates' shoulders to see what they're working. Love this so much!



    Thank you @Braden-Hallett for the constant encouragement and inspiration. Your work and your work ethic are incredible! I tried to sketch out one of the silhouettes from the above thumbnails, and I don't think I'm doing this right. I made the silhouette, but I had no idea how the parts would come together within the silhouette and so I am making it up as I go. It's supposed to be old, random space junk cobbled together to make a makeshift home, but I don't know how to pull that off. I think I was too ambitious, lol. This is what I have so far. I'm trying to decide whether to keep working on it or scrap it and pick a different silhouette. Any and all comments are welcome!


  • @aprilshin
    Love love #14 tree, flopped over. ๐Ÿ™‚ looking good!

  • @aprilshin Nice! Working through the creative enviro design really helped me out. Feel free to tag me in your other posts if you keep workin' through the class ๐Ÿ™‚

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